Tom Stoppard

1937 -

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

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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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A Quote by Tom Stoppard on age and maturity

Age is a high price to pay for maturity.

Tom Stoppard (1937 -)

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A Quote by Tom Stoppard on memory and progress

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 Guildenstern are Dead

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A Quote by Tom Stoppard on death, eternity, and thought

Death followed by eternity . . . the worst of both worlds. It is a terrible thought

Tom Stoppard (1937 -)

Source: Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard

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A Quote by Tom Stoppard on eternity and thought

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

Tom Stoppard (1937 -)

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A Quote by Tom Stoppard

Every exit is an entrance somewhere else.

Tom Stoppard (1937 -)

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A Quote by Tom Stoppard on gambling and life

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

Tom Stoppard (1937 -)

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