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26 quotations by Tom Stoppard

QuoteWe're actors. We're the opposite of people.Quote

QuoteWe give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.Quote

QuoteThe media. It sounds like a convention of spiritualists.Quote

QuoteThe 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.Quote

QuoteThe days of the digital watch are numbered.Quote

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

QuoteRevolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.Quote

QuoteMy 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.Quote

QuoteMaturity is a high price to pay for growing up.Quote

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

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

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

QuoteIt's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.Quote

QuoteIt 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.Quote

QuoteIt is better to be quotable than to be honest.Quote

QuoteIf you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.Quote

QuoteIf 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.Quote

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

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

QuoteGood things, when short, are twice as good.Quote

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

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

QuoteBeauty 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.Quote

QuoteBack 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.Quote

QuoteAge is a very high price to pay for maturity.Quote

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