"A place makes a deep impression on you when you're young. It lives with you. It's like your childhood. It fertilises the imagination."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."Richard Eyre on Albert Einstein
"I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, and that enables you to laugh at life's realities."Richard Eyre on Dr. Seuss
"Imagination is everything. It is the preview of life's coming attractions."Richard Eyre on Albert Einstein
"I cannot imagine a God who rewards and punishes the objects of his creation and is but a reflection of human frailty."Richard Eyre on Albert Einstein
"Can you imagine what I would do if I could do all I can?"Richard Eyre on Sun Tzu
"The principle of acting in good faith is at the heart of decent work."
"The arts are weapons of understanding and weapons of happiness."
"I envy the happiness of others... I envy the sense of belonging... I seem always to be remaking myself."
"I believe there is a relationship between having an interest in the arts and the behaviour of society as a whole. Some politicians find it difficult that the arts is a weapon of happiness... Politics is often about deprivation rather than the opening up of ideas and nourishing creative endeavour."
"Naming a baby is an act of poetry, for many people the only creative moment of their lives."