Tom Stoppard Quotes

36 Tom Stoppard quotes:

"James Joyce - an essentially private man who wished his total indifference to public notice to be universally recognized."
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"The media. It sounds like a convention of spiritualists."
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"The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages."
"Eternity's a terrible thought. I mean, where's it all going to end?"
"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."
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"The days of the digital watch are numbered."
"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."
"Life in a box is better than no life at all... I expect."
"Life is a gamble, at terrible odds - if it was a bet you wouldn't take it."
"the bewilderment and incomprehension of critics and audience."
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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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"If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older."
"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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"We are tied down to a language which makes up in obscurity what it lacks in style."
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"The sense of suppression, ... or self-suppression, and pressure generally which came off even this photograph of the page of this diary was so strong and so moving. There was a love story here."
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"I don't think I can be expected to take seriously any game which takes less than three days to reach its conclusion."
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