Tom Stoppard Quotes.

1. "The scientific approach to the examination of phenomena is a defence against the pure emotion of fear."
- Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

2. "Dying is not romantic, and death is not a game which will soon be over...Death is not anything...death is not...It's the absence of presence, nothing more...the endless time of never coming back...a gap you can't see, and when the wind blows through it, it makes no sound..."
- Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

3. "Relax. Respond. That's what people do. You can't go through life questioning your situation at every turn."
- Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

4. "Guil: …The truth is, we value your company, for want of any other. We have been left so much to our own devices— after a while one welcomes the uncertainty of being left to other people’s. Player: Uncertainty is the normal state. You’re nobody special. [He makes to leave again. Guil loses his cool.] Guil: But for God’s sake what are we supposed to do?! Player: Relax. Respond. That’s what people do. You can’t go through life questioning your situation at every turn. Guil: But we don’t know what’s going on, or what to do with ourselves. We don’t know how to act. Player: Act natural. You know why you’re here at least. Guil: We only know what we’re told, and that’s little enough. And for all we know it isn’t even true. Player: For all anyone knows, nothing is. Everything has to be taken on trust; truth is only that which is taken to be true. it’s the currency of living. There may be nothing behind it, but it doesn’t make any difference so long as it is honored."
- Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

5. "Guildenstern: What's the first thing you remember? Rosencrantz: [thinks] No, it's no good. It was a long time ago. Guildenstern: No, you don't take my meaning. What's the first thing you remember after all the things you've forgotten? Rosencrantz: Oh, I see... I've forgotten the question."
- Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

6. "Актер: Ну, наш опыт подсказывает, что большинство вещей кончается смертью."
- Tom Stoppard, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead

7. "I shall have poetry in my life. And adventure. And love, love, love, above all. Love as there has never been in a play. Unbiddable, ungovernable, like a riot in the heart and nothing to be done, come ruin or rapture."
- Quote by Tom Stoppard

8. "It's no trick loving somebody at their best. Love is loving them at their worst."
- Quote by Tom Stoppard

9. "Age is a very high price to pay for maturity."
- Quote by Tom Stoppard

10. "I'm going to be dead before I read the books I'm going to read."
- Quote by Tom Stoppard

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