Zitat des Tages von Tom Stoppard:
'Shakespeare in Love' was a particularly happy film.
I'm not interested in clothes; I just like them.
Good things, when short, are twice as good.
I've got no interest in educating or instructing people.
Even when the writing seems very frivolous, I'm puritanical. I don't mean my subject matter. It's that I'm almost pathologically incapable of leaving something when I'm not quite happy with it.
I'm a playwright who gets involved in movies when I'm not writing a play.
I'm not one of those writers who insist they don't read reviews and don't care much about them. I do read them, and I do care about them, and they're not always what you want them to be in an ideal world.
I wanted to be in the theater. It is simply the way I felt.
One feels that the past stays the way you left it, whereas the present is in constant movement; it's unstable all around you.
Life in a box is better than no life at all... I expect.
The printed word is no longer as in demand as when I was of the age of pupils or even at the age of the teachers teaching them.
The fact is that people are attracted to new work and by new work.
My desk faces the water, and I'm perfectly happy sitting there. I'm never lonely.
I think I give the impression of being a romantic, and I think inside I'm quite severe. But some might say they had the opposite impression of me.
In my mind, I always knew what my father looked like.
Nobody would be killed on the roads if the speed limit were 10 miles an hour.
I'm a conservative kind of person. I don't think rightwing is quite the same thing. But I acknowledge my conservatism of temperament.
Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.
A publisher many years ago asked if I'd like to write a novel for £50. And I said, 'Absolutely.'
I barely remembered my father; I'm confused between genuine memory and the few photographs that survived.
The bad end unhappily, the good unluckily. That is what tragedy means.
Lou Reed was a hero because he was an anti-hero.
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.
My father was a doctor in Moravia, in the south of the country. There were a number of Jewish doctors in the hospital there, and at a certain point - almost too late, really, but in time - they were all sent overseas by their employer.
It's not the voting that's democracy; it's the counting.
I think journalism is important.
I'm not that taken with Freudian perspectives. They seem to be overcomplicated.
I'm attracted to the past.
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.
I get the impression sometimes that a play arrives in a sequence of events that I have no control over.
To be 64 is appalling, so what does it matter being 65?
I'm a very boring person.
It is better of course to know useless things than to know nothing.
It is better to be quotable than to be honest.
We're actors. We're the opposite of people.
Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.