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35 Inspirational Tom Stoppard Quotes On Success

Last Updated May 2023

35 Inspirational Tom Stoppard Quotes On Success

Sir Tom Stoppard OM CBE FRSL is a Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter. He has written for television, radio, film, and stage, finding prominence with plays such as Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Professional Foul, The Real Thing, Travesties, The Invention of Love, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. He co-wrote the screenplays for Brazil, The Russia House, and Shakespeare in Love, and has received an Academy Award, an Olivier and four Tony Awards. His work covers the themes of human rights, censorship and political freedom, often delving into the deeper philosophical thematics of society. Stoppard has been a playwright of the National Theatre and is one of the most internationally performed dramatists of his generation. In 2008, The Daily Telegraph ranked him number 11 in their list of the “100 most powerful people in British culture”. Born in Czechoslovakia, Stoppard left as a child refugee, fleeing imminent Nazi occupation. He settled with his family in Britain after the war, in 1946, having spent the three years prior (1943–1946) in a boarding school in Darjeeling in the Indian Himalayas. After being educated at schools in Nottingham and Yorkshire, Stoppard became a journalist, a drama critic and then, in 1960, a playwright. It was announced in June 2019 that he had written a new play, Leopoldstadt, set in the Jewish community of early 20th-century Vienna. The play premiered in January 2020 at Wyndham’s Theatre with Patrick Marber directing. In October 2020, it won the Olivier Award for Best New Play. May these Edgar Allan Poe Quotes On Success inspire you to take action so that you may live your dreams.

1. “Never believe in mirrors or newspapers.” Tom Stoppard

2. “Your opinions are your symptoms.” Tom Stoppard

3. “Happiness is equilibrium. Shift your weight.” Tom Stoppard

4. “If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.” Tom Stoppard

5. “I am not my body. My body is nothing without me.” Tom Stoppard

6. “What a fine persecution to be kept intrigued without ever quite being enlightened.” Tom Stoppard

7. “A circle is the longest distance to same point.” Tom Stoppard

8. “I think theater ought to be theatrical, you know, shuffling the pack in different ways so that it’s , there’s always some kind of ambush involved in the experience. You’re being ambushed by an unexpected word, or by an elephant falling out of the cupboard, whatever it is.” Tom Stoppard

9. “Fantasy flows in where fact leaves a vacuum.” Tom Stoppard

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

11. “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

12. “Before Plato could describe love, the loved one had to be invented. We would never love anybody if we could see past our invention. Bosie is my creation, my poem. In the mirror of invention, love discovered itself.” Tom Stoppard

13. “Since we cannot hope for order, let us withdraw with style from the chaos.” Tom Stoppard

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

15. “Sometimes people are so close to the material, they miss an important cross-reference. You can’t drop this line because half an hour later, it affects that line. And the writer is the person who knows that immediately.” Tom Stoppard

16. “Pirates could happen to anyone.” Tom Stoppard

17. “Because children grow up, we think a child’s purpose is to grow up. But a child’s purpose is to be a child.” Tom Stoppard

18. “Rosencrantz: I don’t believe in it anyway. Guildenstern: What? Rosencrantz: England. Guildenstern: Just a conspiracy of cartographers, then?” Tom Stoppard

19. “It is better to be quotable than to be honest.” Tom Stoppard

20. “Words are sacred. If you get the right ones in the right order you can nudge the world a little.” Tom Stoppard

21. “Responsibilities gravitate to the person who can shoulder them.” Tom Stoppard

22. “I write scenes, often quite long scenes, mainly because I still get seduced into writing six lines where one and a half will do.” Tom Stoppard

23. “Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” Tom Stoppard

24. “Give us this day our daily mask.” Tom Stoppard

25. “The whole notion of journalism being an institution whose fundamental purpose is to educate and inform and even, one might say, elevate, has altered under commercial pressure, perhaps, into a different kind of purpose, which is to divert and distract and entertain.” Tom Stoppard

26. “We shed as we pick up, like travellers who must carry everything in their arms, and what we let fall will be picked up by those behind. The procession is very long and life is very short. We die on the march. but there is nothing outside the march so nothing can be lost to it.” Tom Stoppard

27. 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

28. “It’s no trick loving somebody at their best. Love is loving them at their worst.” Tom Stoppard

29. “I’m the kind of person who embarks on an endless leapfrog down the great moral issues. I put a position, rebut it, refute the rebuttal and rebut the refutation. Endlessly.” Tom Stoppard

30. “The whole philosophy of modern times is to dissolve distinctions between individuals and deal with them as large collections of people. It’s essentially self-interested on the part of authority.” Tom Stoppard

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

32. “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

33. “There’s something scary about stupidity made coherent.” Tom Stoppard

34. “I can’t remember what my first script was.” Tom Stoppard

35. “Words, They’re innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other, so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they’re no good any more, 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

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