David Hare

British Playwright, Director

Lived from: 1947-

Quotes: David Hare

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    Children always turn to the light.
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    In oratory the will must predominate.
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    No one but a fool is always right.
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    Nothing is further than earth from heaven, and nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.
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    Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature.
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    Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor.
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    Smiles are the language of love.
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    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.
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    Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity.
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    Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer, indicate little else than the variability of the weather.
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    The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
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    The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry.
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    The theatre is the best way of showing the gap between what is said and what is seen to be done, and that is why, ragged and gap-toothed as it is, it has still a far healthier potential than some poorer, abandoned arts.
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    The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.
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    Thought is the wind and knowledge the sail.
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