"I write out of my intellectual experience."
"Life can only be understood backwards but it must be lived forwards."Tom Stoppard on Soren Kierkegaard
"The only source of knowledge is experience."Tom Stoppard on Albert Einstein
"Experience: that most brutal of teachers. But you learn, my God do you learn."Tom Stoppard on C. S. Lewis
"Experience is simply the name we give our mistakes."Tom Stoppard on Oscar Wilde
"A man who carries a cat by the tail learns something he can learn in no other way."Tom Stoppard on Mark Twain
"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."