"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."
"Happiness often sneaks in through a door you didn't know you left open."Richard Eyre on John Barrymore
"Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions."Richard Eyre on Dalai Lama
"Most folks are as happy as they make up their minds to be."Richard Eyre on Abraham Lincoln
"I am determined to be cheerful and happy in whatever situation I may find myself. For I have learned that the greater part of our misery or unhappiness is determined not by our circumstance but by our disposition."Richard Eyre on Martha Washington
"Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony."Richard Eyre on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."
"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."
"Naming a baby is an act of poetry, for many people the only creative moment of their lives."