"The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility without power, the prerogative of the eunuch throughout the ages."
"Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man's character, give him power."Tom Stoppard on Abraham Lincoln
"Being powerful is like being a lady. If you have to tell people you are, you aren't."Tom Stoppard on Margaret Thatcher
"Knowledge will give you power, but character respect."Tom Stoppard on Bruce Lee
"All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth."Tom Stoppard on Friedrich Nietzsche
"Character is power."Tom Stoppard on Booker T. Washington
"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."