Great Throughts Treasury

A database of quotes

Robert Anderson, fully Robert Woodruff Anderson

American Dramatist, Screenwriter and Playwright

"Death ends a life, not a relationship."

"The mission of the playwright is to look in his heart and write, to write whatever concerns him at the moment; to write with passion and conviction. Of course the measure of the man will be the measure of the play."

"All you?re supposed to do is every once in a while give the boys a little tea and sympathy."

"In every marriage more than a week old, there are grounds for divorce. The trick is to find and continue to find grounds for marriage."

"Death ends a life, but it does not end a relationship, which struggles on in the survivor's mind toward some resolution which it may never find."