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Tom Stoppard

Tom Stoppard

Title: Sir Thomas Stoppard
Birth Name: Tomáš Straussler

Born: July 3, 1937
Birthplace: Zlin, Czechoslovakia

Occupation: Playwright
Profile: Awarded an Academy Award in 1998. Knighted in 1997.

Number of Quotes: 3

Age is a very high price to pay for maturity.

Skill without imagination is craftsmanship and gives us many useful objects such as wickerwork picnic baskets. Imagination without skill gives us modern art.

Underneath runs the main current of preoccupation, which is keeping one's nose clean at all times. This means that when things go wrong you have to pass the blame along the line, like pass-the-parcel, till the music stops.

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