Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Quote to Ponder

When I came across this, I dog-eared the page because I thought this dialogue was very interesting. 

Pages 66-67
Guil: We only know what we're told, and that's little enough. And for all we know it isn't even true.
Player: For all anyone knows, nothing is. Everything has to be taken on trust; truth is only that which is taken to be true. It's the currency of living. There may be nothing behind it, but it doesn't make any difference so long as it is honoured. One acts on assumptions. What do you assume?

I agree a lot with the Player in this case. I truly believe that everything is based on trust especially when it comes to relationships with others. I don't think I've ever seen it better said when Stoppard writes of trust, "It's the currency of living."


alyb said...

I definitly agree that everything is based on trust. But it makes my head hurt to think about this. For instance the color that we all know as "blue" could be different for every person there is no way for us to actually tell. Also in stoppard's play Ros and Guil never really questioned anything for long. Perhaps this is ment to reflect the way our society lives today.

ParkerC said...

I like this quote. There is just a lot of things that are asked about and actions that happen and we expect an answer or certain reaction but there is none. So trust between people would certainly be something we'd want in the world of ros and guil