Tom Stoppard Quotes

Tom Stoppard Quotes: I know the British press is very attached to the lobby system. It lets the journalists and the politicians feel proud of their traditional freedoms while giving the reader as much of the truth as they think is good for him.
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Tom Stoppard Quote: Biography is the mesh through which real life escapes.
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Quotes about Tom Stoppard: If you could stop every atom in its position and direction, and if your mind could comprehend all the actions thus suspended, then if you were really, really good at algebra you could write the formula for all the future; and although nobody can be so clever as to do it, the formula must exist just as if one could.
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Quote about Tom Stoppard: Imagination without skill gives us contemporary art.
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Tom Stoppard Sayings: To the engineer, all matter in the universe can be placed into one of two categories: (1) things that need to be fixed, and (2) things that will need to be fixed after you've had a few minutes to play with them. Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
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Tom Stoppard Saying: ...and for the last three minutes on the wind of a windless day I have heard the sound of drums and flute...
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Sayings about Tom Stoppard: A Chinaman of the T'ang Dynasty
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Saying about Tom Stoppard: 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.
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Tom Stoppard Quotes: Nowadays, an artist is someone who makes art mean the things he does.
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Tom Stoppard Quote: I was interested by the idea that artists working in a totalitarian dictatorship or tsarist autocracy are secretly and slightly shamefully envied by artists who work in freedom. They have the gratification of intense interest: the authorities want to put them in jail, while there are younger readers for whom what they write is pure oxygen.
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Quotes about Tom Stoppard: Art cannot be subordinate to its subject, otherwise it is not art but biography.
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Quote about Tom Stoppard: My 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.
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Tom Stoppard Sayings: ...reality, the name we give to the common experience.
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Tom Stoppard Saying: In the theater there is often a tension, almost a contradiction, between the way real people would think and behave, and a kind of imposed dramaticness.
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Sayings about Tom Stoppard: Whatever became of the moment when one first knew about death? There must have been one. A moment. In childhood. When it first occurred to you that you don't go on forever. It must have been shattering, stamped into one's memory. And yet, I can't remember it.
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Saying about Tom Stoppard: We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.
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Tom Stoppard Quotes: A scholar's business is to add to what is known. That is all. But it is capable of giving the very greatest satisfaction, because knowledge is good. It does not have to look good or even sound good or even do good. It is good just by being knowledge. And the only thing that makes it knowledge is that it is true. You can't have too much of it and there is no little too little to be worth having. There is truth and falsehood in a comma.
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Tom Stoppard Quote: No problem is insoluble, given a big enough plastic bag.
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