Tom Stoppard Quotes
Most popular Tom Stoppard Quotes
War is capitalism with the gloves off.
Never believe in mirrors or newspapers.
Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
It is better to be quotable than to be honest.
Look on every exit being an entrance somewhere else.
Ambushing the audience is what theater is all about.
Biography is the mesh through which real life escapes.
It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.
Of all forms of fiction, autobiography is the most gratuitous.
Eternity is a terrible thought. I mean, where's it going to end?
Childhood is Last Chance Gulch for happiness. After that, you know too much.
An artist is the magician put among men to gratify—capriciously—their urge for immortality.
It's an interesting view of atheism, as a sort of crutch for those who can't bear the reality of God.
I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.
Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
In any community of a thousand souls there will be nine hundred doing the work, ninety doing well, nine doing good, and one lucky dog painting or writing about the other nine hundred and ninety-nine.
I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little or make a poem which children will speak for you when you're dead.
It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.