Robert Bolt Quotes


I wish we could all have good luck all the time! I wish we had wings! I wish rain water was beer!

Even at our birth death does but stand aside a little. And every day he looks towards us and muses somewhat to himself whether that day or the next he will draw nigh.

I'm breathing . . . are you breathing too? It's nice isn't it?

Morality's not practical. Morality's a gesture. A complicated gesture learnt from books.

Your taste in music is excellent. It exactly coinsides with my own!

I am used to hear bad men misuse the name of God yet God exists.

When statesmen forsake their own private conscience for the sake of their public duties they lead their country by a short route to chaos.

Doin' nothing's a dangerous occupation.

The man who tells lies hides the truth but the man who tells half-lies has forgotten where he put it.

Good marriages are made in heaven. Or some such place.

When a man takes an oath... he's holding his own self in his own hands. Like water.

Death comes for us all. Even for kings he comes.

A belief is not merely an idea the mind possesses; it is an idea that possesses the mind.

It profits a man nothing to give his soul for the whole world... but for Wales!