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I feel that when I began writing, I had a need to know more about the play before I got into it. I t...
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I write plays because writing dialogue is the only respectable way of contradicting yourself. I put ...
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I still believe that if your aim is to change the world, journalism is a more immediate short-term w...
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A man breaking his journey between one place and another at a third place of no name, character, pop...
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Dying is not romantic, and death is not a game which will soon be over... Death is not anything... d...
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If you let the plot be determined by what you feel is in the character's mind at that point, it ...
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Good things, when short, are twice as good.
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I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones...
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Hotel rooms inhabit a separate moral universe.
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All your life, you live so close to truth, it becomes a permanent blur in the corner of your eye. An...
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Theatre is a series of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster.
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For me, human rights simply endorse a view of life and a set of moral values that are perfectly clea...
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I have about a dozen cassettes lying about which I use in random order. Very often, I pick up a cass...
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I think... the history of civilization is an attempt to codify, classify and categorize aspects of h...
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When I was 20, in 1957, and maybe you would say I was old enough to know better, but nevertheless, I...
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It is better of course to know useless things than to know nothing.
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I am not a mathematician, but I was aware that for centuries, mathematics was considered the queen o...
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Because children grow up, we think a child's purpose is to grow up. But a child's purpose is to be a...
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I just happen to know quite a lot of what happened in Czechoslovakia between 1968 and the fall of Co...
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It is an interesting view of atheism, as a sort of "crutch" for those who can't stand the reality of...
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Life is a gamble at terrible odds, if it were a bet, you would not take it
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All of my scripts are based on other people's novels. Generally, I consider myself as one who wr...
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I once did a radio program with a famous materialist, that is to say a scientist who believed that a...
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HANNAH: Don't let Bernard get to you. It's only performance art, you know. Rhetoric, they used to te...
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Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order you can nudge t...
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The sense of suppression, ... or self-suppression, and pressure generally which came off even this p...
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The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility withou...
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My work always tried to unite the true with the beautiful; but when I had to choose one or the other...
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For me, the reputation for teaching language in general, and East European languages most particular...
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Like many people, I only knew of Ford Madox Ford through a book called 'The Good Soldier,' w...
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It's where we're nearest to our humanness. Useless knowledge for its own sake. Useful knowledge is g...
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I don't think falling in love in Slovakia is much different from falling in love in Tunbridge We...
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GUIL: It [Hamlet's madness] really boils down to symptoms. Pregnant replies, mystic allusions, mista...
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