David Hare

(Sir David Hare)

David Hare
David Hare
  • Born: June 5, 1947
  • Nationality: English
  • Profession: Playwright

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Sir David Hare is an English playwright, screenwriter and theatre and film director. Best known for his stage work, Hare has also enjoyed great success with films, receiving two Academy Award nominations for Best Adapted Screenplay for writing The Hours in 2002, based on the novel written by Michael Cunningham, and The Reader in 2008, based on the novel of the same name written by Bernhard Schlink.

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An inability to handle language is not the same thing as stupidity.
Are we simply waving farewell to the days when some of the most interesting thinking in Europe and America came to us from our fiction film-makers? BBC2, which once introduced and showed great films, now shows none.
As human beings, we are all not conducting just one narrative but many narratives all at the same time. Time
Children always turn to the light.
If the purpose of the stumpy little NFT theatre under Waterloo Bridge is not to acquaint young audiences with Ozu, with Ophuels, with D. W. Griffith and with Agnes Varda, then what exactly does it exist for?
In oratory the will must predominate.
In the '70s, terrorism was much more serious, in that many more people got killed.
In those days, the early 1980s, TV and film were interchangeable.
No one but a fool is always right.
Nothing is further than earth from heaven, and nothing is nearer than heaven to earth.
Poetry is the key to the hieroglyphics of nature. Nature ;Literature, Writers & Writing
Politics is just a function of business now, just a tributary of the great entrepreneurial capitalist system. Business, Commerce & Finance ;Politics, Politicians & Political Campaigning & Fund Raising
Purity is the feminine, truth the masculine of honor. Truth
Smiles are the language of love. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
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.
Strength was the virtue of paganism; obedience is the virtue of Christianity.
Sudden resolutions, like the sudden rise of mercury in a barometer, indicate little else than the variability of the weather.
Surely our job while we're here on Earth is to learn about the world, not to create parallel universes.
The actual business of writing dialogue is not thought of as a craft. Business, Commerce & Finance
The future of American film lies on television. Future
The one thing that 'Via Dolorosa' has is no opinions. To me, curiosity is 50 times as valuable as opinion.
The poetry from the eighteenth century was prose; the prose from the seventeenth century was poetry. Literature, Writers & Writing
The ultimate tendency of civilization is towards barbarism.
Thought is the wind and knowledge the sail. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
To those whose God is honor; only disgrace is a sin. Religion & God
'Via Dolorosa' is the only thing I have ever acted in my life, professionally, and I'll never act again. Life
Weak minds sink under prosperity as well as adversity; but strong and deep ones have two high tides.
When they speak, dead frogs fall out of their mouths.
You can't get a contemporary story about what is going on inside government, and how society sees itself, on American TV. Society ;Government