Edward Bond's Quotes
Biography of Edward Bond
Violence is never a solution in my plays, just as ultimately violence is never a solution in human affairs.Tags: Human, Solution, Violence
We are still living in the aftershock of Hiroshima, people are still the scars of history.Tags: History, Living, Scars
We may seem competent, but by the end of next century there will be new deserts, new ruins.Tags: End, May, Next
What I try to do in a play is put a problem on stage, head-on, without evasion.Tags: Problem, Put, Try
What Shakespeare and the Greeks were able to do was radically question what it meant to be a human being.Tags: Able, Human, Question
Whatever the economy needs to maintain itself, the government will do it.Tags: Government, Needs, Whatever
When humanness is lost the radical difference between the bodies in the pit and people walking on the street is lost.Tags: Between, Difference, Lost
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.Tags: Everybody, Personal, Society
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.Tags: Job, Political, Understand
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.Tags: Theatre, Understand, Why
Violence is hidden within democratic structures because they are not radically democratic - Western democracy is merely a domestic convenience of consumerism.Tags: Democracy, Violence, Within
I think there is no world without theatre.Tags: Theatre
It's insulting to ask a dramatist what his view of his play is. I have no opinion.Tags: Ask, Opinion, View
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Art is the close scrutiny of reality and therefore I put on the stage only those things that I know happen in our society.Tags: Art, Reality, Society
Fifteen years ago I walked out of a production of one of my plays at the RSC because I decided it was a waste of time.Tags: Decided, Time, Waste
First there was the theatre of people and animals, then of people and the devil. Now we need the theatre of people and people.Tags: Devil, Theatre
Humanity's become a product and when humanity is a product, you get Auschwitz and you get Chair.Tags: Become, Chair, Humanity
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.Tags: Mad, Money, Write
In the past goodness was always a collective experience. Then goodness became privatised.Tags: Experience, Goodness, Past
It's politely assumed that democracy is a means of containing and restraining violence. But violence comes not from genes but from ideas.Tags: Democracy, Means, Violence
Our unconscious is not more animal than our conscious, it is often even more human.Tags: Animal, Human, Often
Religion enabled society to organise itself to debate goodness, just as Greek drama had once done.Tags: Done, Religion, Society
Shakespeare has no answers for us at all.Tags: Answers
The English sent all their bores abroad, and acquired the Empire as a punishment.Tags: Abroad, English, Punishment
The human mind is a dramatic structure in itself and our society is absolutely saturated with drama.Tags: Human, Mind, Society