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Tom Stoppard
July 3, 1937 -
Nationality: English
Category: Dramatist
Subcategory: English Dramatist

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.


If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.

    Topics: Childhood

The media. It sounds like a convention of spiritualists.


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


If you associate enough with older people who do enjoy their lives, who are not stored away in any golden ghettos, you will gain a sense of continuity and of the possibility for a full life.


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.


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


Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.


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


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


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


Every exit is an entry somewhere else.


Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.


It is better to be quotable than to be honest.


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.


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.


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


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


Get me inside any boardroom and I'll get any decision I want.


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


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