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Edward Albee

Dátum narodenia: 12. marec 1928
Ďalšie mená: Edward Franklin Albee

Edward Franklin Albee III je americký dramatik, ovplyvnený európskou absurdnou drámou.

„Keď ti niekto povie, lásky sa vzdaj, kopni ho do papule a utekaj!!!“

„Starí ľudia mnohokrát radšej zomrú, pretože nik pre nich nemá milé slovo.“

„Stevie: (Not listening) That you can do these two things... and not understand how it... SHATTERS THE GLASS!!?? How it cannot be dealt with-how stop and forgiveness have nothing to do with it? and how I am destroyed? How you are? How I cannot admit it though I know it!? How I cannot deny it because I cannot admit it!? Cannot admit it, because it is outside of denying!?“ The Goat, or Who is Sylvia?

„You became the youngest person ever to win the Pritzker Prize, architecture’s version of the Nobel.“ The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?: Broadway Edition

„There's no limit to you, is there?“ Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

„That's what happens in plays, yes? The shit hits the fan."
--Edward Albee“

„Musical beds is the faculty sport around here.“ Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

„Sometimes it's necessary to go a long distance out of the way in order to come back a short distance correctly.“

„You're alive only once, as far as we know, and what could be worse than getting to the end of your life and realizing you hadn't lived it?“

„Martha: Oh, I like your anger. I think that's what I like about you most. Your anger.“ Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

„Unless you are terribly, terribly careful, you run the danger-- without even knowing it is happening to you-- of slipping into the fatal error of reflecting the public taste instead of creating it. Your responsibility is to the public consciousness, not to the public view of itself.“

„Martha:... I cry allllll the time; but deep inside, so no one can see me. I cry all the time. And Georgie cries all the time, too. We both cry all the time, and then what we do, we cry, and we take our tears, and we put 'em in the ice box, in the goddamn ice trays until they're all frozen and then... we put them... in our... drinks.“ Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

„... what I wanted to get at is the value difference between pornographic playing cards when you're a kid, and pornographic playing cards when you're older. It's that when you're a kid you use the cards as a substitute for a real experience, and when you're older you use real experience as a substitute for the fantasy.“ The American Dream & The Zoo Story

„We proceed in this society of ours on the possibly valid but untrue assumption that the public knows what it wants-- indeed, that it is given sufficient information about what is available to make such a judgment. And then we jump, irresponsibly and absurdly, to the notion that there is a valid relationship between what the public wants and what it should want.“

„MARTIN (Serious) Am I too young for Alzheimer’s? STEVIE Probably. Isn’t it nice to be too young for something?“ The Goat, or Who Is Sylvia?: Broadway Edition

„That's the happiest moment. When it's all done. When we stop. When we can stop.“ Three Tall Women

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