"Well I believe in the desirability of an optimal society."
"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."Tom Stoppard on Mahatma Gandhi
"An armed society is a polite society. Manners are good when one may have to back up his acts with his life."Tom Stoppard on Robert A. Heinlein
"It is no measure of health to be well adjusted to a profoundly sick society."Tom Stoppard on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"A people that values its privileges above its principles soon loses both."Tom Stoppard on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"There is more to life than increasing its speed."Tom Stoppard on Mahatma Gandhi
"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."