Tom Stoppard Quotes

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

Age is a high price to pay for maturity.

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Junk journalism is the evidence of a society that has got at least one thing right, that there should be nobody with the power to dictate where responsible journalism begins

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Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.

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It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting

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Revolution is a trivial shift in the emphasis of suffering.

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

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

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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.

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

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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.

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Life in a box is better than no life at all ... I expect.

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

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Eternity's a terrible thought

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