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|... real, they're cheating the honest majority of writers whosefirst loyalty is not to “|
the best possible story,” but to lowly truth. ... Tom Stoppard allowsas how “It is
better to be quotable than to be honest,” while Mark Twain muses that “Most
|It is better to be quotable than to be honest. - Tom Stoppard Never believe what |
you see in mirrors or newspapers. - Tom Stoppard Revolution produces a trivial
shift in the emphasis of suffering. - Tom Stoppard Skill without imagination is ...
|He looks wry when reminded of it: "It seems pointless to be quoted if one isn't |
going to be quotable . . . it's better to be quotable than honest," he says (doing it
again). His plays' dialogue is often "simply stuff which I've ping- ponged between
|The British playwright Tom Stoppard argued, “It's better to be quotable than to be |
honest.” The balance here rests on the difference between “to be quotable” and “
to be honest,” equal grammatical units that describe equivalent ideas. Consider ...
|It's better to be quotable than honest.”25 While the quotable public persona is |
part of Stoppard's personality, the letters offer a less guarded presentation of his
thoughts, feelings, and views, but even then Stoppard adopts a posture, as he is
|“It's better to be quotable than honest.” Tom Stoppard Who's next? If someone is |
good at something, then use them again and again. If you have a gem of a
colleague or an employee who is brilliant at a particular thing, then deploy them
|Player, ibid., act 3 8 It's not the voting that's democracy, it's the counting. Dotty, in |
Jumpers, act 1 (1972). See also ANASTASIOSOMOZA 1. 9 It's better to be
quotable than honest. Quoted in the Guardian 21 March 1973 10 War is
capitalism with ...
|Letter to George Bernard Shaw (June 29, 1925} 4 I do not believe that the normal |
man's sex needs are stronger than the normal woman's. ... Artist Descending a
Staircase (1972) 3 It's better to be quotable than to be honest. Guardian, London
|How cd. an idiotic universe have produced creatures whose mere dreams are so |
much stronger, better, subtler than itself? ... is clearly not in the The Quotable
Lewis CHRISTIANITY: INTELLECTUAL HONESTY IN EXPLORING same
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