Quotations by David Hare

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Born: Thursday, June 5, 1947
Profession: Playwright
Nationality: English


An inability to handle language is not the same thing as stupidity.
- David Hare
(Keywords: Language, Stupidity)

Children always turn to the light.
- David Hare
(Keywords: Children, Light)

In oratory the will must predominate.
- David Hare
(Keywords: Oratory, Will)

No one but a fool is always right.
- David Hare
(Keywords: Fool, Right)

Nothing is further than earth from heaven, and nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.
- David Hare
(Keywords: Earth, Heaven, Nothing)

Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature.
- David Hare
(Keywords: Nature, Poetry, Key)

Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor.
- David Hare
(Keywords: Truth, Honor, Purity)

Smiles are the language of love.
- David Hare
(Keywords: Love, Language, Smiles)

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.
- David Hare
(Keywords: People, Heart)

Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity.
- David Hare
(Keywords: Strength, Virtue, Christianity, Obedience)

Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer, indicate little else than the variability of the weather.
- David Hare
(Keywords: Mercury, Weather)

The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry.
- David Hare
(Keywords: Poetry, Prose)

The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.
- David Hare
(Keywords: Civilization)

Thought is the wind and knowledge the sail.
- David Hare
(Keywords: Thought, Knowledge, Wind)

To those whose God is honor; only disgrace is a sin.
- David Hare
(Keywords: God, Disgrace, Honor, Sin)

Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides.
- David Hare
(Keywords: Adversity, Deep, Prosperity, Tides)

When they speak, dead frogs fall out of their mouths.
- David Hare
(Keywords: Frogs)







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