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Tom Stoppard Quotes

Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.
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#English Dramatist #Famous

It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.
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Life is a gamble at terrible odds, if it were a bet, you would not take it
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#Advise

I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term weapon.
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It's better to be quotable than to be honest.
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#English Dramatist #Honest

It is better to be quotable than to be honest.
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#English Dramatist #Honest

Every exit is an entry somewhere else.
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#English Dramatist

Dying is not romantic, and death is not a game which will soon be over... Death is not anything... death is not... It's the absence of presence, nothing more... the endless time of never coming back... a gap you can't see, and when the wind blows through it, it makes not sound...
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#Death

Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.
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From principles is derived probability, but truth or certainty is obtained only from facts.
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#Certainty #Accuracy

We're actors. We're the opposite of people.
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#English Dramatist

the bewilderment and incomprehension of critics and audience.
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#Audience

Good things, when short, are twice as good.
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#Brevity

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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#English Dramatist #Imagination

If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
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#English Dramatist #Childhood

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.
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#English Dramatist #Age And Aging

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

It is an interesting view of atheism, as a sort of "crutch" for those who can't stand the reality of God
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#Atheism

We've traveled too far, and our momentum has taken over; we move idly towards eternity, without possibility of reprieve or hope of explanation
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#Eternity

The truth is always a compound of two half-truths, and you never reach it, because there is always something more to say
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#Truth

It is better of course to know useless things than to know nothing.
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#English Dramatist

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.
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#Beauty

The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means.
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#English Dramatist