Quotes by: Edward Bond

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When humanness is lost the radical difference between the bodies in the pit and people walking on the street is lost.
Edward Bond
I write plays not to make money, but to stop myself from going mad. Because it's my way of making the world rational to me.
Edward Bond
It's insulting to ask a dramatist what his view of his play is. I have no opinion.
Edward Bond
Now, drama is quite useful at helping us to understand what our position is and, conversely, we might then understand why our theatre is being destroyed.
Edward Bond
The human mind is a dramatic structure in itself and our society is absolutely saturated with drama.
Edward Bond
Violence is never a solution in my plays, just as ultimately violence is never a solution in human affairs.
Edward Bond
What Shakespeare and the Greeks were able to do was radically question what it meant to be a human being.
Edward Bond
In the past goodness was always a collective experience. Then goodness became privatised.
Edward Bond
We may seem competent, but by the end of next century there will be new deserts, new ruins.
Edward Bond
Religion enabled society to organise itself to debate goodness, just as Greek drama had once done.
Edward Bond
I don't think it's the job of theatre at the moment to provide political propaganda; that would be simplistic. We have to explore our situation further before we will understand it.
Edward Bond
All you now do is pursue your private objectives within society. Instead of us being a community, everybody is asked to seek their own personal ends. It's called competition. And competition is antagonism.
Edward Bond
Violence is hidden within democratic structures because they are not radically democratic - Western democracy is merely a domestic convenience of consumerism.
Edward Bond
What I try to do in a play is put a problem on stage, head-on, without evasion.
Edward Bond
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