Every exit is an entry somewhere.

Tom Stoppard on attitude
14

Age is a high price to pay for maturity.

Tom Stoppard on age
10

It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.

Tom Stoppard on voting
9

Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.

Tom Stoppard on responsibility
6

Life is a gamble at terrible odds, if it were a bet, you would not take it.

Tom Stoppard on life
4

It is better of course to know useless things than to know nothing.

Tom Stoppard on knowledge
3

It is better to be quotable than to be honest.

Tom Stoppard on quotations
3

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

Tom Stoppard on government
2

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

Tom Stoppard on journalism
2

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 on imagination
1

The media. It sounds like a convention of spiritualists.

Tom Stoppard on news
1

My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers.

Tom Stoppard on answers
1

About Tom Stoppard

Name Tom Stoppard
Quotes 36 quotations
Nationality English
Profession Dramatist
Birthday October 16
About Sir Tom Stoppard OM, CBE, FRSL, is a British screenwriter and playwright.See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tom_Stop...
Top topics price, terrible, maturity, high, life

From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.

Tom Stoppard on certainty
1

The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means.

Tom Stoppard on tragedy
1

Eternity is a terrible thought. I mean, where's it going to end?

Tom Stoppard on time
1

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

Tom Stoppard on age
1

Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.

Tom Stoppard on revolution
1

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 on ages
1

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

Tom Stoppard on end
0

A movie camera is like having someone you have a crush on watching you from afar - you pretend it's not there.

Tom Stoppard on afar
0

There must have been a moment, at the beginning, were we could have said -- no.

But somehow we missed it.

Tom Stoppard on cruelty
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I mean, if Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at twenty-two, the history of music would have been very different. As would the history of aviation, of course.

Tom Stoppard on music
0

Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.

Tom Stoppard on growing
0

Every exit is an entry somewhere else.

Tom Stoppard on entry
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We're more of the love, blood, and rhetoric school.

Well, we can do you blood and love without the rhetoric, and we can do you blood and rhetoric without the love, and we can do you all three concurrent or consecutive. But we can't give you love and rhetoric without the blood. Blood is compulsory. They're all blood, you see.

Tom Stoppard on rhetoric
0

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

Tom Stoppard on age
0

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

Tom Stoppard on bet
0

Fifty-five crystal spheres geared to God

Tom Stoppard on universe
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James Joyce - an essentially private man who wished his total indifference to public notice to be universally recognized.

Tom Stoppard on essentially
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It is a defect of God's humor that he directs our hearts everywhere but to those who have a right to them.

Tom Stoppard on lady
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Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.

Tom Stoppard on attitude
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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.

Tom Stoppard on east
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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.

Tom Stoppard on growth
0

The days of the digital watch are numbered.

Tom Stoppard on days
0

It's better to be quotable than to be honest.

Tom Stoppard on honest
0

I don't think I can be expected to take seriously any game which takes less than three days to reach its conclusion.

Tom Stoppard on sports
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