Ben Elton, London Evening Standard
Art is usually enjoyed with others and often reflects the state of society in new and imaginative ways. And we believe in society. The arts deny the obnoxious assertion that there is no such thing as society.
Tony Blair, in his Mansion House speech outlining Labour's arts policy
Wonderful. We look forward to seeing words translated into action.
Richard Eyre, director of the National Theatre, reacts to the speech, Guardian
Well, I guess I was beautiful then. But what are you gonna do? It happens to athletes. Happily, actors can go on working. Athletes just run into a wall.
Charlton Heston on El Cid and getting old, Sunday Telegraph
I felt as if I was asking Shakespeare for amendments to King Lear.
Nicholas Hytner, director of The Crucible, on working with Arthur Miller, Time OutReuse content