"Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Tom Stoppard on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Tom Stoppard on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Tom Stoppard on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Tom Stoppard on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Tom Stoppard on Oscar Wilde
"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."
"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."
"You can't but know that if you can capture the emotions of the audience as well as their minds, the play will work better, because it's a narrative art form."