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IN THE MAKING
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Did anyone see it splash?
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Nature did not put whales on this earth to splash kids while stuck in a pen.
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Every problem has a gift for you in its hands. -Richard Bach.
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Good gracious, it made a big splash in the papers, ... It was quite uplifting for the whole valley.
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Hopefully, Stan can come and see it splash in the water. I'm hoping that happens.
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TOM STOPPARD
Dying is not romantic, and death is not a game which will soon be over... Death is not anything... d...
TOM STOPPARD
If you let the plot be determined by what you feel is in the character's mind at that point, it ...
TOM STOPPARD
Good things, when short, are twice as good.
TOM STOPPARD
I don't think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones...
TOM STOPPARD
Hotel rooms inhabit a separate moral universe.
TOM STOPPARD
All your life, you live so close to truth, it becomes a permanent blur in the corner of your eye. An...
TOM STOPPARD
Theatre is a series of insurmountable obstacles on the road to imminent disaster.
TOM STOPPARD
For me, human rights simply endorse a view of life and a set of moral values that are perfectly clea...
TOM STOPPARD
I have about a dozen cassettes lying about which I use in random order. Very often, I pick up a cass...
TOM STOPPARD
I think... the history of civilization is an attempt to codify, classify and categorize aspects of h...
TOM STOPPARD
When I was 20, in 1957, and maybe you would say I was old enough to know better, but nevertheless, I...
TOM STOPPARD
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...
TOM STOPPARD
Because children grow up, we think a child's purpose is to grow up. But a child's purpose is to be a...
TOM STOPPARD
I just happen to know quite a lot of what happened in Czechoslovakia between 1968 and the fall of Co...
TOM STOPPARD
It is an interesting view of atheism, as a sort of "crutch" for those who can't stand the reality of...
TOM STOPPARD
Life is a gamble at terrible odds, if it were a bet, you would not take it
TOM STOPPARD
All of my scripts are based on other people's novels. Generally, I consider myself as one who wr...
TOM STOPPARD
I once did a radio program with a famous materialist, that is to say a scientist who believed that a...
TOM STOPPARD
HANNAH: Don't let Bernard get to you. It's only performance art, you know. Rhetoric, they used to te...
TOM STOPPARD
Words are sacred. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order you can nudge t...
TOM STOPPARD
The sense of suppression, ... or self-suppression, and pressure generally which came off even this p...
TOM STOPPARD
The House of Lords, an illusion to which I have never been able to subscribe - responsibility withou...
TOM STOPPARD
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...
TOM STOPPARD
I don't think falling in love in Slovakia is much different from falling in love in Tunbridge We...
TOM STOPPARD
GUIL: It [Hamlet's madness] really boils down to symptoms. Pregnant replies, mystic allusions, mista...
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