A neurosis is a secret that you don't know you are keeping.
A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car.
Pearl is a disease of oysters. Levant is a disease of Hollywood.
What, when drunk, one sees in other women, one sees in Garbo sober.
A city whose living immediacy is so urgent that when I am in it I lose all sense of the past.
A novel is a static thing that one moves through; a play is a dynamic thing that moves past one.
Not content to have the audience in the palm of his hand, he goes one further and clinches his fist.
The sheer complexity of writing a play always had dazzled me. In an effort to understand it, I became a critic.
A good drama critic is one who perceives what is happening in the theatre of his time. A great drama critic also perceives what is not happening.
No theater could sanely flourish until there was an umbilical connection between what was happening on the stage and what was happening in the world.