I'm the end of the line; absurd and appalling as it may seem, serious New York theater has died in my lifetime.
Author: Arthur Miller (1915)
Profession: American Dramatist
Broadway, such as I see it now and have seen it for twenty-five years, is a ramp that was conceived by St. Thomas Aquinas while he was yet in the womb. It was meant originally to be used only by snakes and lizards, by the horned toad and the red heron, but when the great Spanish Armada was sunk the human kind wriggled out of the ketch and slopped over, creating by a sort of foul, ignominious squirm and wiggle the cunt-like cleft that runs from the Battery south to the golf links north through the dead and wormy center of Manhattan Island.
Author: Henry Miller (1891-1980)
Profession: American Author
We all know that the theater and every play that comes to Broadway have within themselves, like the human being, the seed of self-destruction and the certainty of death. The thing is to see how long the theater, the play, and the human being can last in spite of themselves.
Author: James Thurber (1894-1961)
Profession: American Humorist, Illustrator