Tom Stoppard

1937 -

A Quote by Tom Stoppard on questions, waiting, life, and answers

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

Tom Stoppard (1937 -)

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A Quote by Tom Stoppard on acting, actors, theatre, tom stoppard, rosencrantz and guildenstern, and people

Don't you see!? We're actors — we're the opposite of people!

Tom Stoppard (1937 -)

Source: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

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A Quote by Tom Stoppard on love, life, marriage, and job

The trouble is, I can't find a part of myself where you're not important.  I write in order to be worth your while and to finance the way I want to live with you.  Not the way you want to live.  The way I want to live with you.  Without you I wouldn't care.  I'd eat tinned spaghetti and put on yesterday's clothes.  But as it is I change my socks, and make money, and tart up Brodie's unspeakable drivel into speakable drivel so he can be an author too, like me.

Tom Stoppard (1937 -)

Source: The Real Thing

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A Quote by Tom Stoppard on stupidity and language

There's something scary about stupidity made coherent.

Tom Stoppard (1937 -)

Source: The Real Thing

Contributed by: everybodylovesnewt

A Quote by Tom Stoppard

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 (1937 -)

Source: Rosencrantz and Guilderstern are Dead

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A Quote by Tom Stoppard

Every exit is an entry somewhere.

Tom Stoppard (1937 -)

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A Quote by Tom Stoppard on capitalism, heroism, and war

War is capitalism with the gloves off and many who go to war know it but they go to war because they don't want to be a hero.

Tom Stoppard (1937 -)

Source: Travesties

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A Quote by Tom Stoppard on hospitals, ideas, literature, people, and sanity

The idea that all the people locked up in mental hospitals are sane while all the people walking about are mad is merely a literary cliche, put about by people who should be locked up. I assure you there is not much in it. Taken as a whole, the sane are out there the sick are in here. For example you are in here because you have delusions that sane people are put in mental hospitals.

Tom Stoppard (1937 -)

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A Quote by Tom Stoppard on irony, justice, talent, and tragedy

Between "just desserts" and "tragic irony" we are given quite a lot of scope for our particular talent. Generally speaking, things have gone about as far as they can possibly go when things have got about as bad as they reasonably get.

Tom Stoppard (1937 -)

Source: Player in Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Tom Stoppard on death

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I disagree with everything you say, but I would attack to the death your right to say it.

Tom Stoppard (1937 -)

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