Quotes by David Hare

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David Hare (born June 5, 1947) is an English dramatist and director.

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Thought is the wind and knowledge the sail.
Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature.
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.
Smiles are the language of love.
Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides.
Children always turn to the light.
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.
The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry.
Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer, indicate little else than the variability of the weather.
Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity.
To those whose God is honor; only disgrace is a sin.
Nothing is further than earth from heaven, and nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.
The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.
The art of writing is the art of discovering what you believe.
In oratory the will must predominate.

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