Search my Quotes DataBase - Enter one or two keywords and/or author last name.

Hint: keep it simple, like life twain




Facebook share   Tweet This   Email this

Daily Inspiration - Quotes to Live By
Inspiration  |  Motivational Articles  |  Being Strong  |  Being Positive  |  Links  |  About
Topics:   A-   B-   Ca-   Co-   D-   E-   F-   G-   H-    I-    J-K-L   M-   N-O   Pa-   Pr-   Q-R   Sa-   Sk-   T-   U-V-W-X-Y-Z

Peter Shaffer Quotes and Sayings

I hope you find great value in these Quotes by Peter Shaffer from my large collection of motivational and inspirational quotes and sayings.

Passion, you see, can be destroyed by a doctor.
It cannot be created.
- Peter Shaffer

Related topics: Medical

It's an extraordinary thing about Mozart is that you never tire of him...
he never bores me, and he doesn't...
not only bore me, that's too strong a word.
- Peter Shaffer

And in fact, I think one of the best guides to telling you who you are,
and I think children use it all the time for this purpose,
is fantasy.
- Peter Shaffer

I think people nowadays do tend to blame their parents for everything.
- Peter Shaffer

 

Watching Italian opera, all those male sopranos screeching,
stupid fat couples rolling their eyes about.
That's not love, it's just rubbish.
- Peter Shaffer

You can't always let people do their own thing.
- Peter Shaffer

If London is a watercolor, New York is an oil painting.
- Peter Shaffer

Please sign-up for my Free Inspirational Daily Email on the form below.

Sign-up for your free subscription to my Daily Inspiration - Daily Quote email.

Your E-Mail Address:
Your Name:

To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.

Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.


You never quite know what's going to strike your imagination,
or something that won't going to leave you alone,
not going to leave alone, and this was one for me.
- Peter Shaffer

I was born in Liverpool in England, and I lived there
for the first nine years of my life.
- Peter Shaffer

I was an accomplice in my own frustration.
- Peter Shaffer

Tragedy, for me, is not a conflict between right and wrong,
but between two different kinds of right.
- Peter Shaffer

I think plays, like books, are endemic.
They grow out of the soil of the writer and the place he's writing about.
I think, you just can't move them about,
you know.
- Peter Shaffer

My actual childhood, as opposed to my adolescence,
was not spent in London.
- Peter Shaffer

But the first published thing I did was a detective story,
detective novel, and I did that on my own.
- Peter Shaffer

Rehearsing a play is making the word flesh.
Publishing a play is reversing the process.
- Peter Shaffer

I think I did have fantasies about being an actor.
In fact, I know I did.
- Peter Shaffer

Everything we feel is made of Time.
All the beauties of life are shaped by it.
- Peter Shaffer

I really believe that studying organization,
even in the form of studying detective story organization,
is very, very valuable for a playwright,
a budding playwright.
- Peter Shaffer

Librarians as a race tend to be tedious.
- Peter Shaffer

I think possibly the first film that has music as its leading character.
- Peter Shaffer

We...
our war began September the 3rd 1939,
with the invasion of Poland by Germany,
and thereafter the great state of danger in England at that time,
with the bombings, necessitated the evacuation of children.
- Peter Shaffer

They look so expectant, and then they look so depressed...
that was the other great lesson that The Royal Hunt of the Sun taught me,
it was the profundity that masked drama can achieve,
that of course, the audience were not seeing masks moving at all.
- Peter Shaffer

I made, over the years in Cambridge,
several very good American friends,
and America appeared to me, a land of promise in every sense of that word,
a land of freedom from the inhibitions and restrictions that I felt in England.
- Peter Shaffer

Black Comedy is a farce that is played in the dark,
as you know, with the lights full on.
It's the Chinese convention of reversing light and dark,
and exactly where anybody is at any given moment is the play.
- Peter Shaffer

It is very, very difficult for a playwright to write
a scene in which a young man has his first deep experience
of sex with a girl whom he found immensely attractive,
is fully satisfied by this event and gets up and blinds a lot of horses.
- Peter Shaffer

There is no passion to be found playing small -
in settling for a life that is less
than the one you are capable of living.
- Nelson Mandela

Don't die with your music still inside you.
Listen to your intuitive inner voice
and find what passion stirs your soul.
- Wayne Dyer PHOTO

Live with passion.
- Anthony Robbins

Dispassionate objectivity is itself a passion,
for the real and for the truth.
- Abraham Maslow

Never put passion before principle.
Even if win, you lose.
- Miyagi: character in the movie Karate Kid 2

The greatest lovers are like twin blooms,
each reflecting the passion and the glory of the other.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

A friendship will be young after the lapse of half a century;
a passion is old at the end of three months.
- Madame Swetchine

Faith is the highest passion in a human being.
Many in every generation may not come that far, but none comes further.
- Soren Kierkegaard

No passion so effectually robs the mind of all its powers
of acting and reasoning as fear.
- Edmund Burke

Passion rules reason.
- Terry Goodkind

It is the things for which there is no evidence
that are believed with passion.
- Bertrand Russell

A vow is a purely religious act
which cannot be taken in a fit of passion.
It can be taken only with a mind purified
and composed and with God as witness.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The holy passion of Friendship is of so sweet
and steady and loyal and enduring a nature
that it will last through a whole lifetime,
if not asked to lend money.
- Mark Twain

Every great dream begins with a dreamer.
Always remember, you have within you the strength,
the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
- Harriet Tubman

My mother taught me about the power of inspiration and courage,
and she did it with a strength and a passion that I wish could be bottled.
- Carly Fiorina

It is easier to lead men to combat, stirring up their passion,
than to restrain them and direct them toward the patient labors of peace.
- Andre Gide

But my passion is racing cars.
It's what I like to do in my off time.
- Mark-Paul Gosselaar

Nothing separates the generations more than music.
By the time a child is eight or nine,
he has developed a passion for his own music that is
even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.
- Bill Cosby

Develop a passion for learning.
If you do, you will never cease to grow.
- Anthony J. D'Angelo

Sympathy constitutes friendship; but in love there is a sort of antipathy,
or opposing passion.
Each strives to be the other, and both together make up one whole.
- Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Skill is the unified force of experience,
intellect and passion in their operation.
- John Ruskin

Life is action and passion; therefore,
it is required of a man that he should share the passion and action of the time,
at peril of being judged not to have lived.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

There are a lot of things you can do with a law degree background,
but I just didn't have a passion for it.
- Matthew McGrory

I think there's a passion for God like never before.
- Michael W. Smith

Passion can quickly slip to jealousy,
or even hatred.
- Arthur Golden

Robert Jordan, whether he's writing with passion or not,
I don't know.
- Terri Windling

People think that if you are a scientist you have to
give up that joy of discovery,
that passion, that sense of the great romance of life.
I say that's completely opposite of the truth.
- Ann Druyan

If you have this passion for music, you don't stop doing it -
it chooses you and doesn't release you.
- Tina Weymouth

For one heat, all know, doth drive out another,
One passion doth expel another still.
- George Chapman

No passion in the world is equal to the passion to
alter someone else's draft.
- H. G. Wells

People like passion in politics.
- Ed Gillespie

Sometimes you have to find the passion.
It comes from the inside...
Everyone has to find it for themselves.
- Candace Bushnell

Art is moral passion married to entertainment.
Moral passion without entertainment is propaganda,
and entertainment without moral passion is television.
- Rita Mae Brown

The book of female logic is blotted all over with tears,
and Justice in their courts is forever in a passion.
- William Makepeace Thackeray

Men are allowed to have passion and commitment for their work...
a woman is allowed that feeling for a man,
but not her work.
- Barbra Streisand

Any guy that's not working with the same amount of
intensity and passion that I do,
I don't want to know.
- Zakk Wylde

I think that passion and love and pain are all bearable,
and they go to make love beautiful.
- Robert Plant

You can find more traditional Shakespeare than we do.
But what we want to bring to these works is energy,
passion, freshness.
- John Bradshaw

As life is action and passion, it is required of a
man that he should share the passion and action of his time,
at the peril of being not to have lived.
- Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

When you're making pictures out of heartfelt passion,
it hurts when someone calls them a calculated business move.
- Michael Douglas

First of all, weren't all the best beatings in the
trailer for "The Passion of the Christ"? I hate when
the trailer gives away all the best stuff.
- Rob Schneider

If you feel like there's something out there that you're supposed to be doing,
if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.
- Wanda Sykes

President-elect Bush spoke in a forceful and candid
manner that it is his passion that all children should
have access to a first class education.
- George Miller

The ruling passion, be it what it will.
The ruling passion conquers reason still.
- Alexander Pope

I never wanted to dilute my private passion for the
art by airing and arguing it in public.
- James Broughton

If you have real passion for a career in game shows,
be willing to serve an apprenticeship;
it's the best way to learn.
- Randy West


Quotes and Sayings

---------


Thank you for visiting: Peter Shaffer Quotes and Sayings.

Please sign up on the form below to receive
my Free Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes email.

You can also search my large collection of Quotes and Sayings.

May the world be kind to you,
and may your own thoughts be gentle upon yourself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

 


Sign-up to receive Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes
free via email

Daily inspirational quotes and motivational messages of self-worth, choice,
positive attitude, happiness, forgiveness, and gratitude.
Inspiring motivational sayings plus Jonathan's insights into life,
relationships, and joyful living.

Enter Your E-Mail Address:
Enter Your Name (what you want to be called):
To confirm your subscription, you must click on a link in the email being sent to you.
Each email contains an unsubscribe link. We will NEVER sell, rent, loan, or abuse your email address in ANY way.

Or Subscribe to the Feedburner feed for Daily Inspiration - Daily Quotes.



All materials & writings are copyright ©. You may read about our disclaimer, our privacy policy, our copyright policy, terms of use, participation in affiliate programs, and the list of all our websites.