We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.
More Quotes from Tom Stoppard:On the one hand, it makes life very difficult for them. On the other hand - and this isn't a recommendation for being a suppressed writer - in their situation now, as with Havel and his friends in the '70s and '80s, the consolation is that your work matters.
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
I disagree with everything you say, but I would attack to the death your right to say it.
It's wholly deserved and I am completely thrilled. As a writer he has been unswerving for 50 years, ... a most fitting award.
It is better to be quotable than to be honest.
Get me inside any boardroom and I'll get any decision I want.
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If we are not our brother's keeper, at least let us not be his executioner.