Beauty is desired in order that it may be befouled, not for its own sake but for the joy brought by the certainty of profaning it.
Sir Tom Stoppard (3 July 1937) is a Czech-born British playwright and screenwriter, knighted in 1997. He has written prolifically for TV, radio, film and stage, finding prominence with plays such as Arcadia, The Coast of Utopia, Every Good Boy Deserves Favour, Professional Foul, The Real Thing, and Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead.
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