David Hare Best Quotes

Sir David Hare is an English playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director. Most notable for his stage work, Hare has also enjoyed great success with films, receiving two Academy Award nominations … Enjoy David Hare’s best quotes below.

“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.”
“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.”
“Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor.”
“Thought is the wind and knowledge the sail.”
“Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides.”
“An inability to handle language is not the same thing as stupidity.”
“Smiles are the language of love.”
“To those whose God is honor; only disgrace is a sin.”
“Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity.”
“The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.”
“As human beings, we are all not conducting just one narrative but many narratives all at the same time.”
“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.”
“In oratory the will must predominate.”
“No one but a fool is always right.”
“Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer, indicate little else than the variability of the weather.”
“In the ’70s, terrorism was much more serious, in that many more people got killed.”
“When they speak, dead frogs fall out of their mouths.”
“Children always turn to the light.”
“In those days, the early 1980s, TV and film were interchangeable.”
“Nothing is further than earth from heaven, and nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.”
“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.”

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