Tom Stoppard Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old tom stoppard quotes, tom stoppard sayings, and tom stoppard proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Maturity is a high price to pay for growing up.     

Tom Stoppard

If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.     

Tom Stoppard

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

Tom Stoppard

The possibilities are infinite with new writing; every time you open a new script, there's no limit to what it might contain.     

Tom Stoppard

All mystical experience is coincidence; and vice versa, of course.     

Tom Stoppard

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

Tom Stoppard

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.     

Tom Stoppard

Look on every exit as being an entrance somewhere else.     

Tom Stoppard

For all the compasses in the world, there's only one direction, and time is its only measure.     

Tom Stoppard

When you write, it's making a certain kind of music in your head. There's a rhythm to it, a pulse, and on the whole, I'm writing to that drum rather than the psychological process.     

Tom Stoppard

A man speaking sense to himself is no madder than a man speaking nonsense not to himself.     

Tom Stoppard

One of the nice things about the world of filmmaking is that you make friends in the business.     

Tom Stoppard

Hotel rooms inhabit a separate moral universe.     

Tom Stoppard

All mystical experience is coincidence; and vice versa, of course.     

Tom Stoppard

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

A man speaking sense to himself is no madder than a man speaking nonsense not to himself.     

Tom Stoppard

Every exit is an entry somewhere else.     

Tom Stoppard

Hell is very likely to be modernization infinitely extended.     

Tom Stoppard

A circle is the longest distance to same point.     

Tom Stoppard

A 'human right' is, by definition, timeless. It cannot adhere to some societies and not others, at some times and not at other times.     

Tom Stoppard

A movie camera is like having someone you have a crush on watching you from afar - you pretend it's not there.     

Tom Stoppard

Every exit is an entry somewhere else.     

Tom Stoppard

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

Life is a gamble at terrible odds—if it was a bet, you wouldn’t take it.     

Tom Stoppard

A 'human right' is, by definition, timeless. It cannot adhere to some societies and not others, at some times and not at other times.     

Tom Stoppard

It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it's a painting, and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture.     

Tom Stoppard

Every exit is an entry somewhere else.     

Tom Stoppard

You should not translate for more than two hours at a time. After that, you lose your edge, the language becomes clumsy, rigid.     

Tom Stoppard

Biography is the mesh through which real life escapes.     

Tom Stoppard

Art cannot be subordinate to its subject, otherwise it is not art but biography.     

Tom Stoppard