“Words… They’re innocent, neutral, precise, standing for this, describing that, meaning the other,Tom Stoppard, playwright
so if you look after them you can build bridges across incomprehension and chaos. But when they get their corners knocked off, they’re no good any more… I don’t think writers are sacred, but words are. They deserve respect. If you get the right ones in the right order, you can nudge the world a little or make a poem which children will speak for you when you’re dead.”
This week marks the birthday of the writer of Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead, and other plays.
Looking at life from a different point of view