Tom Stoppard Quotes About Disaster, Power, Art, Maturity

Tom Stoppard Quotes About Disaster, Power, Art, Maturity

Tom Stoppard Quotes

Tom Stoppard Quotes:

Theatre is a series of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster.

Tom Stoppard

We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.

Tom Stoppard

Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.

Tom Stoppard

Life is a gamble, at terrible odds – if it was a bet you wouldn’t take it.

Tom Stoppard

Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.

Tom Stoppard

We’re actors. We’re the opposite of people.

Tom Stoppard

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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.

Tom Stoppard
Tom Stoppard
Source: Slate Magazine

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

Tom Stoppard

I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.

Tom Stoppard

I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

Tom Stoppard

All your life, you live so close to truth, it becomes a permanent blur in the corner of your eye. And when something nudges it into outline, it is like being ambushed by a grotesque.

Tom Stoppard

Time is short, life is short, there’s a lot to know. So I skip the entertainers in the newspaper now. I just haven’t got time.

Tom Stoppard

Good things, when short, are twice as good.

Tom Stoppard

It takes a lot of effort to be vibrant.

Tom Stoppard

I’m good at being funny.

Tom Stoppard

The idea that public safety, the safety of the innocent, is an absolute which trumps every other consideration, is tacitly abandoned in the way we live.

Tom Stoppard

It’s not the voting that’s democracy; it’s the counting.

Tom Stoppard

It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it’s a painting, and if you can walk around it it’s a sculpture.

Tom Stoppard

The notion that the ‘leader’ has the right to ask huge sacrifices of your generation for a notional future paradise – if you’d be good enough to lie down under the wheels of the juggernaut – that sentimental and self-aggrandising rationalisation for brute force and cowardice I felt from adolescence was wrong.

Tom Stoppard

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

Tom Stoppard

Life in a box is better than no life at all… I expect.

Tom Stoppard

Eternity’s a terrible thought. I mean, where’s it all going to end?

Tom Stoppard

A healthy attitude is contagious but don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.

Tom Stoppard

I don’t think falling in love in Slovakia is much different from falling in love in Tunbridge Wells.

Tom Stoppard

I consider myself to be a very fortunate person and to have led a very fortunate life.

Tom Stoppard
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