Tom Stoppard Quotes

Who is Tom Stoppard?

Sir Tom Stoppard is a Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter.

Born July 03, 1937

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Best Quotes by Tom Stoppard

“It is better to be quotable than to be honest.”

Tom Stoppard

“It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting.”

Tom Stoppard

“A healthy attitude is contagious but don't wait to catch it from others. Be a carrier.”

Tom Stoppard

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“To criticize a person for their race is manifestly irrational and ridiculous, but to criticize their religion, that is a right. That is a freedom. The freedom to criticize ideas, any ideas - even if they are sincerely held beliefs - is one of the fundamental freedoms of society. A law which attempts to say you can criticize and ridicule ideas as long as they are not religious ideas is a very peculiar law indeed.

It all points to the promotion of the idea that there should be a right not to be offended. But in my view the right to offend is far more important than any right not to be offended. The right to ridicule is far more important to society than any right not to be ridiculed because one in my view represents openness - and the other represents oppression.”

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