David Hare (dramatist)

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Sir David Hare (born 1947-06-05) is an English playwright and stage director who has also worked as a screenwriter and film director, winning a BAFTA and being nominated for an Oscar and a Golden Globe.

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  • 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 act of writing is the act of discovering what you believe.
    • A Map of the World (1982), cited from Carol Homden The Plays of David Hare (1995) p. 124.

Misattributed

  • A weak mind sinks under prosperity, as well as under adversity. A strong and deep mind has two highest tides – when the moon is at the full, and when there is no moon.
  • Children always turn toward the light.
    • Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 159.
  • In oratory the will must predominate.
    • Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 97.
  • None but a fool is always right.
    • Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 445.
  • Nothing is further than Earth from Heaven: nothing is nearer than Heaven to Earth.
    • Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 563.
  • Our poetry in the eighteenth century was prose; our prose in the seventeenth, poetry.
    • Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 143.
  • Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of Nature.
    • Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 296.
  • Purity is the feminine, Truth the masculine, of Honour.
    • Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 180.
  • Smiles are the language of love.
    • Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 249.
  • Some people carry their hearts in their heads; very many carry their heads in their hearts. The difficulty is to keep them apart, and yet both actively working together.
    • Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 7.
  • Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of the mercury in the barometer, indicate little else than the changeableness of the weather.
    • Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 526.
  • The virtue of Paganism was strength: the virtue of Christianity is obedience.
    • Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 1.
  • The ultimate tendency of civilization is toward barbarism.
    • Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 459.
  • Thought is the wind, knowledge the sail.
    • Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 159.
  • To those whose god is honour, disgrace alone is sin.
    • Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare Guesses at Truth (London: Macmillan, ([1827-48] 1867) p. 7.

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