“Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.” ~Arthur Miller ~
The life is so short while we waist it on doing what we don’t like, being with people we don’t like, talking much about art, religion, politics, humanity and civilization, but applying non of these principles to our lives. But the most terrible is the fact that we simply mix up the things which are important with the insignificant ones. Nor every man can do something without having a profit, without thinking what is his interest, people are no more helping each other, people don’t think about anything except themselves.
Can you imagine that the most wonderful things in the Universe can’t be used? And the thing we need more can’t be called “things”, because we don’t need much to be happy – family is not a thing, your beloved is not a thing and the sky can hardly be called a thing.
Have you seen the rainbow? Have you see the grateful eyes of a hungry man? Have you ever noticed the child’s interested look? Have you ever given you last money to a poor man? Have you ever felt the power of a prayer? Have you ever been willing to sacrifice yourself for the sake of someone?
The world is great and we cannot understand everything but there exist some feelings, some wonders that make us crazy in the eyes of pragmatic people. The things, the feelings, people, good, the best moments from your lives cannot be bought or sold, they don’t make us richer.
The most valuable things are the things which you want to live for and you are ready to sacrifice yourself the sake of them. Be careful when making a choice, and never accept a response if you love or help someone, because love that you feel is already a gift.
More Arthur Miller’s Quotes
“Don’t be seduced into thinking that that which does not make a profit is without value.”
“Just remember, kid, you can quicker get back a million dollars that was stole than a word that you gave away.”
“If I have to be alone I want to be by myself.”
“You are pulling down heaven and raising up a whore”
“If you believe that life is worth living then your belief will create the fact.”
“He’s not the finest character that ever lived. But he’s a human being, and a terrible thing is happening to him. So attention must be paid.”
“Self-realization and self-fulfilment are the sine qua non for human existence.”