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Tom Stoppard

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It is a defect of God's humor that he directs our hearts everywhere but to those who have a right to them.

— Tom Stoppard

#love #humor

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.

— Tom Stoppard


I mean, if Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at twenty-two, the history of music would have been very different. As would the history of aviation, of course.

— Tom Stoppard


Life in a box is better than no life at all, I expect. You'd have a chance at least. You could lie there thinking: Well, at least I'm not dead.

— Tom Stoppard


There must have been a moment, at the beginning, were we could have said -- no. But somehow we missed it.

— Tom Stoppard

#evil #evil

Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.

— Tom Stoppard

#chances #doors #entrance #exit #opportunities

We're actors — we're the opposite of people!

— Tom Stoppard

#archetypes #humanity #humor #people #symbolism

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.

— Tom Stoppard

#actors #drama #entrance #exit #life

I am not my body. My body is nothing without me.

— Tom Stoppard

#health #life #soul #life

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

— Tom Stoppard

#high #high price #maturity #pay #price

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"I fairly often find I'm with people who forget I don't quite belong in the world we're in" he says. In 2008 Stoppard was voted the number 76 on the Time 100 Time magazine's list of the most influential people in the world. " He acknowledges that he started off "as a language nerd" primarily enjoying linguistic and ideological playfulness feeling early in his career that journalism was far better suited for presaging political change than playwriting.

Sir Tom Stoppard OM CBE FRSL (born Tomáš Straussler; 3 July 1937) is a Czech-born British playwright knighted in 1997. Themes of human rights censorship and political freedom pervade his work along with exploration of linguistics and philosophy. He co-wrote the screenplays for Brazil and Shakespeare in Love and has received one Academy Award and four Tony Awards.

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