1963. Arthur Miller.

19 Nov

“… My argument with so much psychoanalysis is the preconception that suffering is a mistake or a sign of weakness, or a sign even of illness when in fact possibly the greatest truths we know have come out of people’s suffering. That the problem is not to undo suffering or to wipe it off the face of the earth, but to make it inform our lives instead of trying to cure ourselves of it constantly and avoid it- avoid anything but that lobotomized sense of what they call happiness. There’s too much of an attempt, it seems to me, to think in terms of controlling man rather than freeing him, of defining him rather than letting him go and it’s part of the whole ideology of this age which is power mad…”

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One Response to “1963. Arthur Miller.”

  1. omalone1 November 30, 2012 at 6:39 pm #

    This is indeed one of my favourite Miller commentaries and one that captures so much. An example of somebody THAT GOT it.

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