Member Blogs > Books Tell You WhyTom Stoppard: Better to be Quotable Than Honest

  • Fri, 03 Jul 2015 08:00:00    Permalink

    “It seems pointless to be quoted if one isn’t going to be quotable…
    it’s better to be quotable than honest.”
    –Tom Stoppard, 1973

    Many are, no doubt, familiar with Tom Stoppard’s work without being aware of it. The prolific Czech-born British playwright’s talents extend beyond the stage to the screen and the radio. Not only will many who would otherwise avoid absurdist drama have delighted in his 1988 Oscar-winning film Shakespeare in Love, still others will have seen 1989's Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade without knowing that Stoppard had a hand it.

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