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  • Never believe in mirrors or newspapers.
    (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)

  • Between 'just desserts' and 'tragic irony' we are given quite a lot of scope for our particular talent. Generally speaking, things have gone about as far as they can possibly go when things have got about as bad as they reasonably get.
    (Tom Stoppard)

  • What a fine persecution - to be kept intrigued without ever quite being enlightened.
    (Tom Stoppard)

  • Life is a gamble, at terrible odds - if it was a bet you wouldn't take it.
    (Tom Stoppard)


  • The truth is always a compound of two half-truths, and you never reach it, because there is always something more to say.
    (Tom Stoppard)

  • It is an interesting view of atheism, as a sort of crutch for those who can't stand the reality of God.
    (Tom Stoppard)

  • If you carry your childhood with you, you never become older.
    (Tom Stoppard)

  • 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.
    (Tom Stoppard)

  • It is better to be quotable than to be honest.
    (Tom Stoppard)

  • We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.
    (Tom Stoppard)

  • Death followed by eternity ... the worst of both worlds. It is a terrible thought.
    (Tom Stoppard)

  • My whole life is waiting for the questions to which I have prepared answers.
    (Tom Stoppard)

  • I didn't feel good about cutting out parts of very famous speeches, ... You think you somehow need all of it or you get none of it, but that's not true.
    (Tom Stoppard)

  • Age is a high price to pay for maturity.
    (Tom Stoppard)


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