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I submit all my plays to the National Theatre for rejection.
by Howard Barker

I submit all my plays to the National Theatre for rejection.
To assure myself I am seeing clearly.
- Howard Barker

We are suffocated by writers who want to enlighten us with their truths.
For me, the theatre is beautiful because it is a secret,
and secrets seduce us, we all want to share secrets.
- Howard Barker

I have plenty of political views and plenty of social and personal prejudices.
I do not, however, value them.
- Howard Barker

I never 'say' anything in my work.
I invent a world.
Let others decide what is being 'said'.
- Howard Barker

 

I am so far as I am aware not at all influenced by dramatists,
expect for Shakespeare, who I have to say,
it is impossible not to be influenced by if you hold
language to be the major element of theatre.
- Howard Barker

When I write, I am not giving a lecture,
I am speculating on behavior.
Sometimes this is dangerous, but it should be.
As I say often, theatre is a dark place and we should
keep the light out of it.
- Howard Barker

I submit to you that if a man hasn't
discovered something that he will die for,
he isn't fit to live.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Every formula of every religion has, in this age of reason,
to submit to the acid test of reason and universal assent.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

I had been stockpiling Gospel songs for other artists,
and had planned to submit them to Gospel artists.
- Smokey Robinson

Will it please you to answer me this and to give me
a rule for then I will willingly submit to any truth.
- Anne Hutchinson

Tradition means giving votes to the most obscure of all classes,
our ancestors.
It is the democracy of the dead.
Tradition refuses to submit to that arrogant oligarchy
who merely happen to be walking around.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

We all understand that compromise is part of the legislative process,
yet at the same time, I would submit that wilderness is not for sale.
- Nick Rahall

Every reign must submit to a greater reign.
- Lucius Annaeus Seneca

We submit to the majority because we have to.
But we are not compelled to call our attitude of subjection a posture of respect.
- Ambrose Bierce

A fast is not a hunger strike.
Fasting submits to God's commands.
A hunger strike makes God submit to our demands.
- Edwin Louis Cole

Is it faith to understand nothing, and merely submit
your convictions implicitly to the Church?
- John Calvin

Submit to the present evil, lest a greater one befall you.
- Phaedrus

A man must know how to fly in the face of opinion;
a woman to submit to it.
- Madame de Stael

If the United Nations is to survive,
those who represent it must bolster it;
those who advocate it must submit to it;
and those who believe in it must fight for it.
- Norman Cousins

Have any of our friends got off the Island with their families,
or what must they submit to? Despotism or destruction,
I fear, is their fate.
- William Floyd

I submit, on the other hand, most respectfully,
that the Constitution not merely does not affirm that principle,
but, on the contrary, altogether excludes it.
- William H. Seward

Virtuous people often revenge themselves for the constraints
to which they submit by the boredom which they inspire.
- Confucius

You must submit to supreme suffering in order to discover the completion of joy.
- John Calvin

The hoop is there to remind us not to jump through it,
not to submit to someone else's control.
- Kit Williams

The rivers of America will run with blood filled to
their banks before we will submit to them taking the
Bible out of our schools.
- Billy Sunday

I submit to you, Mr. President of Congress, my formal
resignation as president of the republic.
- Alberto Fujimori

However, I began to submit poems to British magazines,
and some were accepted.
It was a great moment to see my first poems published.
It felt like entering a tradition.
- Helen Dunmore

The role of the intelligence - that part of us which
affirms and denies and formulates opinions is merely to submit.
- Simone Weil

If women be educated for dependence;
that is,
to act according to the will of another fallible being,
and submit, right or wrong, to power,
where are we to stop?
- Mary Wollstonecraft

Think of submitting our measure to the advice of politicians!
I would as soon submit the subject of the equality of a goose to a fox.
- Anna Howard Shaw

So I submit to my colleagues here today that hydrogen
is not as far away as we think it is.
- Bob Inglis

The goal, I submit, is obvious: subjugating the world (which is barbarian,
dangerous, envious and ungrateful) to US power for
the sake of America's interests.
- Breyten Breytenbach

Many people submit to excessive appetites without realizing
that they do not need to eat so much food.
- Kate Smith

Writers would submit scripts to me, and if I liked
one well enough to submit to magazine editors,
I had the know-how whether the story was good or bad.
- Julius Schwartz

Everyone sees they cannot well live asunder,
nor many together, without some rule to which all must submit.
- Algernon Sydney

I will obey every law, or submit to the penalty.
- Chief Joseph

Once vigorous measures appear to be the only means
left of bringing the Americans to a due submission to the mother country,
the colonies will submit.
- George III

I don't conquer, I submit.
- Giacomo Casanova

Nothing is more active than thought,
for it travels over the universe,
and nothing is stronger than necessity for all must submit to it.
- Thales

But, you know, all I can do is submit my budget and
then make the case to the Legislature to act.
- George Pataki

The marvel of all history is the patience with which
men and women submit to burdens unnecessarily laid
upon them by their governments.
- George Washington

It is one thing to praise discipline,
and another to submit to it.
- Miguel de Cervantes

The arrogance of age must submit to be taught by youth.
- Edmund Burke

Surely there is a time to submit to guidance and a
time to take one's own way at all hazards.
- Thomas Huxley

The Roman legions were formed in the first instance of citizen soldiers,
who yet had been made to submit to a rigid discipline,
and to feel that in that submission lay their strength.
- Goldwin Smith

Few enjoy noisy overcrowded functions.
But they are a gesture of goodwill on the part of host or hostess,
and also on the part of guests who submit to them.
- Fannie Hurst

It is the lash of hunger which compels the poor man to submit.
In order to live he must sell - 'voluntarily' sell -
himself every day and hour to the 'beast of property.'
- Johann Most

I wrote a novel for my degree, and I'm very happy I
didn't submit that to a publisher.
I sympathize with my professors who had to read it.
- David Eddings

Find out just what any people will quietly submit to
and you have the exact measure of the injustice and
wrong which will be imposed on them.
- Frederick Douglass

For over a year I continued to submit mss,
and have them rejected - the last few with rejection
letters indicated the story was pretty good,
but I was American.
- Nora Roberts

Nobody's going to force me to do something against my will.
What do I owe anybody that I should submit my will to them?
- Lauryn Hill

On the Wednesday evening - that is, the day I saw her
Majesty on this particular point -
I had the opportunity of conferring with all those
whom I proposed to submit to her Majesty as Ministers.
- Robert Peel

Still, I have been no one's enemy but my own.
My easy nature, either in drinking or anything else,
was always ready to submit to persuasions of profligate companions,
who often led me into snares.
- John Clare

I just have always felt that I think we know that it's an ensemble show,
and it's very hard to pick a show to submit when you're nominated,
because usually everyone has a very strong part in every episode.
- Patricia Heaton

It is hard, I submit, to loathe bloodshed,
including war, more than I do, but it is still harder
to exceed my loathing of the very nature of totalitarian
states in which massacre is only an administrative detail.
- Vladimir Nabokov

You were told how much space so it was a matter of
whether you could send in two paintings or three paintings,
you know, pending where the show was being held.
You did submit work to be accepted.
Once you were accepted that was it.
You did your own selection of what went in.
- Lee Krasner

If there is a nuclear tactic being used here,
I submit it is the use of that obstruction where a
willful minority blocks a bipartisan majority from
voting on the President's judicial nominees.
- John Cornyn

A spirit, breathing the language of independence,
is natural to Englishmen, few of whom are disposed to brook compulsion,
or submit to the dictates of others,
when not softened by reason,
or tempered with kindness.
- Joseph Lancaster

There should be a readiness, on our part,
to investigate with candor to follow the truth wherever it may lead us,
and to submit, without reserve or objection,
to all the teachings of this religion,
if it be found to be of divine origin.
- Simon Greenleaf

When we finally came to start work on this,
the joy was it was only Joel and I, we didn't have to answer to anybody,
and we didn't have to submit a screen play or anything like that.
We just wrote it and then made it.
- Andrew Lloyd Webber

When I accept a role, I feel that as an artist I have
to submit completely to the tutelage of my director.
And while I expect to be heard and encouraged and honored,
at the end of the day, man, it's the way the director wants it.
- Ashley Judd

We are like horses who hurt themselves as soon as they pull on their bits -
and we bow our heads.
We even lose consciousness of the situation,
we just submit.
Any re-awakening of thought is then painful.
- Simone Weil

We are all representatives of the American people.
We all do town hall meetings.
We all talk to our constituents.
And I've got to tell you, the American people are engaged.
And if you think they want a government takeover of health care,
I would respectfully submit you're not listening to them.
- Paul Ryan

Upon receiving my notification of acceptance to the university,
my parents noticed that they were obliged to submit to the university,
among other things, a copy of my official family register.
After much mental anguish, they decided to inform me
of the secret of my birth.
- Koichi Tanaka

I have very real concerns about the civil liberties
implications of ultimately requiring every resident
to submit themselves for compulsory fingerprinting
or some other biometric test.
- Patricia Hewitt

I now add, farther, that the apostle's argument is
so far from proving it to be the duty of people to obey,
and submit to, such rulers as act in contradiction to the public good,
and so to the design of their office,
that it proves the direct contrary.
- Jonathan Mayhew

We took up the offer with the BBC, and that was Monty Python's Flying Circus.
I didn't have to submit my ideas to the group.
I used to turn up on the days we recorded with a can of film under my arm,
and in it went.
- Terry Gilliam

Confederation is a compact, made originally by four
provinces but adhered to by all the nine provinces who have entered it,
and I submit to the judgment of this house and to the
best consideration of its members,
that this compact should not be lightly altered.
- Wilfrid Laurier

I submit that those who run the American military at the top,
and those whose boots are on the ground and who run
the machinery and equipment,
are sending a signal: You asked us to do something.
Give us some time and we will solve the problems and we will do it.
- Pete Domenici

But I think I can sincerely declare that I cheerfully
submit myself to every odious name for conscience' sake;
and from my soul I despise all those whose guilt,
malice, or folly has made them my foes.
- James Otis

It will be about which candidate, which of the two candidates remaining,
is best suited to make a positive difference in the
lives of North Carolina families,
and I submit to each of you tonight that I am that
candidate and Elizabeth Dole is not.
- Erskine Bowles


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