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    Tom Stoppard Quotes

    British dramatist & screenwriter

    Quotes by Tom Stoppard

    • I agree with everything you say, but I would attack to the death your right to say it.
    • I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
      Age
    • If an idea's worth having once, it's worth having twice.
    • If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation.
    • It is better to be quotable than to be honest.
    • The days of the digital watch are numbered.
    • The truth is always a compound of two half- truths, and you never reach it, because there is always something more to say.
    • Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
      "Artist Descending a Staircase"
    • It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.
      Jumpers (1972) act 1
    • We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.
      Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead
    • Eternity's a terrible thought. I mean, where's it all going to end?
      Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1967)
    • We do on stage things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.
      Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1967)
    • We're actors - we're the opposite of people.
      Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead (1967)
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