"We live in a world where amnesia is the most wished-for state. When did history become a bad word?"
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall."John Guare on Confucius
"The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew."John Guare on Abraham Lincoln
"A small body of determined spirits fired by an unquenchable faith in their mission can alter the course of history."John Guare on Mahatma Gandhi
"The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much it is whether we provide enough for those who have little."John Guare on Franklin D. Roosevelt
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."John Guare on Thomas Jefferson
"And it is always Easter Sunday at the New York City Ballet. It is always coming back to life. Not even coming back to life - it lives in the constant present."