Tom Stoppard

British dramatist (born in Czechoslovakia in 1937)

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Happiness is equilibrium. Shift your weight. Equilibrium is pragmatic. You have to get everything into proportion. You compensate, rebalance yourself so that you maintain your angle to the world. When the world shifts, you shift.Rate it:
Eternity is a terrible thought. I mean, where's it going to end?Rate it:
Eternity's a terrible thought. I mean, where's it all going to endRate it:
Every exit is an entry somewhere else.Rate it:
Every exit is an entry somewhere.Rate it:
For 10 years of my life, 3 times a day, I thanked the Lord for what I was about to receive and thanked him again for what I had just received, and then we lost touch and I suddenly thought, where is he nowRate it:
I agree with everything you say, but I would attack to the death your right to say it.Rate it:
I don't think I can be expected to take seriously any game which takes less than three days to reach its conclusion.Rate it:
I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.Rate it:
I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity.Rate it:
If an idea's worth having once, it's worth having twice.Rate it:
If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of 22, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation.Rate it:
It is better of course to know useless things than to know nothing.Rate it:
It is better to be quotable than to be honest.Rate it:
It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.Rate it:
Life is a gamble at terrible odds, if it were a bet, you would not take it.Rate it:
Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.Rate it:
Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.Rate it:
The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means.Rate it:
The days of the digital watch are numbered.Rate it:
The media. It sounds like a convention of spiritualists.Rate it:
The truth is always a compound of two half- truths, and you never reach it, because there is always something more to say.Rate it:
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.Rate it:
We do on stage things that are supposed to happen off. Which is a kind of integrity, if you look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.Rate it:
We're actors - we're the opposite of people.Rate it:

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