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All Quotes by author - David Hare
" An inability to handle language is not the same thing as stupidity. "
" Are we simply waving farewell to the days when some of the most interesting thinking in Europe and America came to us from our fiction film-makers? BBC2, which once introduced and showed great films, now shows none. "
" As human beings, we are all not conducting just one narrative but many narratives all at the same time. "
" Children always turn to the light. "
" If the purpose of the stumpy little NFT theatre under Waterloo Bridge is not to acquaint young audiences with Ozu, with Ophuels, with D. W. Griffith and with Agnes Varda, then what exactly does it exist for? "
" In oratory the will must predominate. "
" In the '70s, terrorism was much more serious, in that many more people got killed. "
" In those days, the early 1980s, TV and film were interchangeable. "
" No one but a fool is always right. "
" Nothing is further than earth from heaven, and nothing is nearer than heaven to earth. "
" Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature. "
" Politics is just a function of business now, just a tributary of the great entrepreneurial capitalist system. "
" Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor. "
" Smiles are the language of love. "
" Some people carry their heart in their head and some carry their head in their heart. The trick is to keep them apart yet working together. "
" Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity. "
" Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer, indicate little else than the variability of the weather. "
" Surely our job while we're here on Earth is to learn about the world, not to create parallel universes. "
" The actual business of writing dialogue is not thought of as a craft. "
" The future of American film lies on television. "
" The one thing that 'Via Dolorosa' has is no opinions. To me, curiosity is 50 times as valuable as opinion. "
" The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry. "
" The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism. "
" Thought is the wind and knowledge the sail. "
" To those whose God is honor; only disgrace is a sin. "
" 'Via Dolorosa' is the only thing I have ever acted in my life, professionally, and I'll never act again. "
" Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides. "
" When they speak, dead frogs fall out of their mouths. "
" You can't get a contemporary story about what is going on inside government, and how society sees itself, on American TV. "
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