Caryl Churchill quotes

  • There's nothing personal in it [THE SKRIKER]. I'm not ever inclined with any of the plays to say, This is about that, because plays are about the whole event that they are. . . . I was certainly wanting to write a play about damage - damage to nature and damage to people, both of which there's plenty of about. To that extent, I was writing a play about England now.
    -- Caryl Churchill

    #Writing #Play #People

  • England that little gray island in the clouds where governments don't fall overnight and children don't sell themselves in the street and my money is safe.
    -- Caryl Churchill

    #Children #Fall #Clouds

  • How could I go on my travels without that sweet soul waiting at home for my letters?
    -- Caryl Churchill

    #Sweet #Travel #Home

  • We’ve got ninety-nine per cent the same genes as any other person. We’ve got ninety per cent the same as a chimpanzee. We’ve got thirty per cent the same as a lettuce. Does that cheer you up at all? I love about the lettuce. It makes me feel I belong.
    -- Caryl Churchill

    #Cheer #Nine #Doe

  • I'd go without food if I could have a flower.
    -- Caryl Churchill

    #Flower

  • Parties are a cruel kind of fun.
    -- Caryl Churchill

    #Fun #Party #Kind

  • You can't win every week.
    -- Caryl Churchill

    #Winning #Week

  • What I like about a dog it stops people getting after you, they're not going to come round in the night. But they make the place stink because I might want to stay out a few days and when I get back I might want to stay in a few days and a dog can become a tyrant to you.
    -- Caryl Churchill

    #Dog #Night #Tyrants

  • What's poetry? It's not real but maybe it's more than real. It's dreaming while you're awake.
    -- Caryl Churchill

    #Dream #Real #Awake

  • People aren't evil and people aren't good. They live how they can one day at a time. They come out of dust they go back to dust, dusty feet, no wings, and whose fault is that?
    -- Caryl Churchill

    #Dust #Wings #Feet

  • You make beauty and it disappears, I love that.
    -- Caryl Churchill

    #Disappear

  • [Margaret] Thatcher had just become prime minister; there was talk about whether it was an advance to have a woman prime minister if it was someone with policies like hers: She may be a woman but she isn't a sister, she may be a sister but she isn't a comrade.
    -- Caryl Churchill

    #Leadership #May #Prime

  • You're pretending this isn't your life. You think it's going to happen some other time. When you're dead you'll realise you were alive now.
    -- Caryl Churchill

    #Thinking #Alive #Pretending

  • Polly Findlay showed real insight and imagination in her production of my translation of Seneca's Thyestes at the Arcola. I enjoyed her use of the space and the detail of her work with the actors, and I'm looking forward to seeing what she does with Light Shining.
    -- Caryl Churchill

    #Real #Space #Light

  • Painting doesn't mean just describing; it's a state of spirit.
    -- Caryl Churchill

    #Mean #Spirit #Painting