"Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled not for its own sake, but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Tom Stoppard on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Tom Stoppard on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Tom Stoppard on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Tom Stoppard on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Tom Stoppard on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"Age is a very high price to pay for maturity."
"I think age is a very high price to pay for maturity."
"From as long as, literally as far back as I can remember I've liked puns, word jokes, I can literally recall looking at a comic at the age of six or seven and I remember what I enjoyed and what it was precisely and how the joke worked."
"Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art."
"It is not hard to understand modern art. If it hangs on a wall it's a painting, and if you can walk around it it's a sculpture."