A. R. Gurney Quotes

Albert Ramsdell Gurney Jr (born November 1, 1930), sometimes credited as Pete Gurney, is an American playwright, novelist and academic. He is known for works including The Dining Room (1982), Sweet Sue (1986/7), Love Letters (1988), and The Cocktail Hour (1988). His series of plays about upper-class WASP life in contemporary America have been called "penetratingly witty studies of the WASP ascendancy in retreat." Wikipedia

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A. R. Gurney


A man and his dog is a sacred relationship. What nature hath put together let no woman put asunder.

A. R. Gurney


I think in this country we're committed to developing plays, and many plays I've seen have been rewritten too much. The scenes are tight, the play ends at the right time, you know exactly what the scene is about, but it seems flat; you can almost see that too many hands have been on the play. The individual voice is gone.

A. R. Gurney