Motivational Tom Stoppard Quotes And Sayings

Motivational Tom Stoppard Quotes And Sayings

Tom Stoppard Quotes:- Tom Stoppard (born 3 July 1937) is a Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter.

 

Inspirational Tom Stoppard Quotes

 

If 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.
Tom Stoppard

Inspirational Tom Stoppard Quotes

The 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.
Tom Stoppard

 

I write plays because writing dialogue is the only respectable way of contradicting yourself. I put a position, rebut it, refute the rebuttal, and rebut the refutation.
Tom Stoppard

 

From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.
Tom Stoppard

 

Good things, when short, are twice as good.
Tom Stoppard

 

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



It is better, of course, to know useless things than to know nothing.
Tom Stoppard

 

Life is a gamble, at terrible odds – if it was a bet you wouldn’t take it.
Tom Stoppard

 

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
Tom Stoppard

 

The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means.
Tom Stoppard

 

Famous Tom Stoppard Quotes

 

Beauty 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.
Tom Stoppard

 

A healthy attitude is contagious but, don’t wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.
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.
Tom Stoppard

 

A movie camera is like having someone you have a crush on watching you from afar – you pretend it’s not there.
Tom Stoppard

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
Tom Stoppard

 

It 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.
Tom Stoppard

 

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

 

Back 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.
Tom Stoppard

 

It was a different planet in 1967, the Broadway theatre. It had a little ashtray clamped to the back of every seat and the author got 10% of the gross.
Tom Stoppard

 

If enough things that are untrue are said about you, no one will know what really is true.
Tom Stoppard

 

Greatest Tom Stoppard Quotes

 

Fatherlessness didn’t strike me as being an event. It was a state of life.
Tom Stoppard

I’m so grateful to grab hold of something that wants to be a play. It doesn’t happen very often. I don’t have unwritten plays waiting for their turn.
Tom Stoppard

 

I take every possible side.
Tom Stoppard

 

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.
Tom Stoppard

 

You can’t but know that if you can capture the emotions of the audience as well as their minds, the play will work better, because it’s a narrative art form.
Tom Stoppard

 

The fact is, I loved being English. I was very happy to be turned into an English schoolboy.
Tom Stoppard

 

I was so thrilled being a reporter because it gave you the kind of access to people that you wouldn’t ever get to meet.
Tom Stoppard

 

Best Tom Stoppard Quotes About Life

 

From as long as, literally as far back as I can remember I’ve liked puns, word jokes, I can literally recall looking at a comic at the age of six or seven and I remember what I enjoyed and what it was precisely and how the joke worked.
Tom Stoppard

I’ve seldom minded other people’s opinions, but the other side of that coin is that I’ve seldom been interested by them, um their opinions about me I mean.
Tom Stoppard

 

Well, I believe in the desirability of an optimal society.
Tom Stoppard

 

I think that the present is worth attention, one shouldn’t sacrifice it to future conceptions of, of this future or that future.
Tom Stoppard

 

If the audience is made to do not enough work, they resent it without knowing it. Too much and they get lost. There’s a perfect place to be found. And a perfect place that is different for every line of the play.
Tom Stoppard

 

I’m a conservative kind of person. I don’t think rightwing is quite the same thing. But I acknowledge my conservatism of temperament.
Tom Stoppard

 

My life feels week to week, incomplete to the level of being pointless if I am not in preparation for the next play or, ideally, into it.
Tom Stoppard

 

As a playwright, you can cover a lot of waterfront without being able to hold your own against an expert in any of those areas. I have no illusions about that.
Tom Stoppard

 

For a long time, I managed to think two things simultaneously, that I am actually a good playwright, and that the next time I write a play I will be revealed as someone who is no good at all.
Tom Stoppard

 

Quotes on Tom Stoppard

 

I’m attracted to the past.
Tom Stoppard

I’m hopeless at looking into myself and trying to see how things are working and why.
Tom Stoppard

 

Possibly because I did start off as a journalist, my starting point has always been that you’ve got to keep an audience with you. Whatever you’re doing, you always want a script to be a page-turner. It’s very important never, ever, to feel above that.
Tom Stoppard

 

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 dramatics.
Tom Stoppard

 

I read for interest and enjoyment, and when I cease to enjoy it I stop.
Tom Stoppard

 

A great production of a black comedy is better than a mediocre production of a comedy of errors.
Tom Stoppard

 

I write for film in this case, television when I haven’t got a play, cooking.
Tom Stoppard

 

The Theater is still a medium which- attracts young writers. You’d think that it would be all over by now, with television and film. But it’s not.
Tom Stoppard

 

The idea of the state is or should be, a very limited, prescribed idea. The state looks after the defense of the realm, and other matters – raising revenue to pay for things which are for all of us, and so on. That idea has turned turtle now. The state isn’t any longer perceived as an institution which- exists to serve us.
Tom Stoppard

 

Top Tom Stoppard Quotes

 

I’m aware of my old plays and occasionally think about them, but I’m much more anxious about finding the next play.
Tom Stoppard

 

Writing a new play shouldn’t be seen as a mystery belonging to priesthood but as a challenge, a technical challenge, just to get into it.
Tom Stoppard

 

If I had been asked to write 1,200 words for a newspaper tomorrow, on any subject, I would just do it rather than leave a white hole in the page. And I think it’s a very healthy attitude to take to writing anything.
Tom Stoppard

 

‘The Importance of Being Earnest’ is important, but it says nothing about anything.
Tom Stoppard

 

‘Arcadia’ is obviously a play that’s got interesting things in it that are perhaps quite hard to grasp.
Tom Stoppard

 

You should not translate for more than two hours at a time. After that, you lose your edge, the language becomes clumsy, rigid.
Tom Stoppard

 

If an idea’s worth having once, it’s worth having twice.
Tom Stoppard

 

Childhood is Last Chance Gulch for happiness. After that, you know too much.
Tom Stoppard

 

I don’t think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little or make a poem which children will speak for you when you’re dead.
Tom Stoppard

 

You end up going to school plays quite a bit as a parent, there are a lot of kids who are doing the job as well as they can, but there’s always one or two who seem much more at home in the world of impersonation.
Tom Stoppard