Tom Stoppard Quotes

36 Tom Stoppard quotes:

"The truth is always a compound of two half-truths, and you never reach it, because there is always something more to say"
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"Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled; not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it."
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"From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts."
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"Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art."
"My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers."
"It is better of course to know useless things than to know nothing."
"James Joyce - an essentially private man who wished his total indifference to public notice to be universally recognized."
Author: Stoppard Quotes Category: English Dramatist Quotes Indifference Quotes
"Back in the East you can't do much without the right papers, but with the right papers you can do anything The believe in papers. Papers are power."
"It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting."
"We are tied down to a language which makes up in obscurity what it lacks in style."
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"It is better to be quotable than to be honest."
Author: Stoppard Quotes Category: English Dramatist Quotes Honest Quotes
"We're actors. We're the opposite of people."
"My work always tried to unite the true with the beautiful; but when I had to choose one or the other, I usually chose the beautiful."
Author: Stoppard Quotes Category: English Dramatist Quotes German Mathematician Quotes
"Life in a box is better than no life at all... I expect."
"A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier."
"I don't think I can be expected to take seriously any game which takes less than three days to reach its conclusion."
Author: Stoppard Quotes Category: Sports Quotes

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