Quotes Categories

David Hare Quotes

(1947), British Playwright, Director

The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.

Category: Belief

Children always turn to the light.

Category: Children

The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.

Category: Civilization

No one but a fool is always right.

Category: Fools And Foolishness

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.

Category: Heart

Nothing is further than earth from heaven, and nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.

Category: Heaven

To those whose God is honor; only disgrace is a sin.

Category: Honor

Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides.

Category: Mind

Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature.

Category: Poetry And Poets

The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry.

Category: Poetry And Poets

Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer, indicate little else than the variability of the weather.

Category: Resolution

Smiles are the language of love.

Category: Smile

Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity.

Category: Strength

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.

Category: Theater

Thought is the wind and knowledge the sail.

Category: Thoughts And Thinking