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Stephen Fry Quotes & Sayings
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Last updated Jun 2020
Stephen Fry Topics
How can one not be fond of something that the Daily Mail despises?
As I say I don't want to kill myself, I just wouldn't mind dying.
It's not all bad. Heightened self-consciousness, apartness, an inability to join in, physical shame and self-loathingthey are not all bad. Those devils have been my angels. Without them I would never have disappeared into language, literature, the mind, laughter and all the mad intensities that made and unmade me.
Self Loathing quotes
I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself.
If I had a large amount of money I should found a hospital for those whose grip upon the world is so tenuous that they can be severely offended by words and phrases yet remain all unoffended by the injustice, violence and oppression that howls daily
You don't sit down and write a wish list about the person you are going to fall violently in love with. It just doesn't work like that.
You can't reason yourself back into cheerfulness any more than you can reason yourself into an extra six inches in height.
When you've seen a nude infant doing a backward somersault you know why clothing exists.
When you get just a complete sense of blackness or void ahead of you, that somehow the future looks an impossible place to be, and the direction you are going seems to have no purpose, there is this word despair which is a very awful thing to feel.
They are just 100 per cent bear, whereas human beings feel we're not 100 per cent human, that we're always letting ourselves down. We're constantly striving towards something, to some fulfilment.
There is so much we can learn from TV. It's a window on the world.
That one can love another of the same gender, that is what the homophobe really cannot stand.
Taste every fruit of every tree in the garden at least once. It is an insult to creation not to experience it fully. Temperance is wickedness.
Old Professors never die, they just lose their faculties.
Oh, it takes a lot for me to walk out of a film.
No, I love the idea that someone changes. As an actor it's always the thing that you look for. He is someone who starts off bright, cheerful and confident and then has everything taken away from him. It's a wonderful journey to take.
Moving from chair to chair, from coffee machine to coffee machine is the limit of my action in most films. But I enjoy being cast in them because I love watching them.
Love in all eight tones and all five semitones of the word's full octave.
It's rather splendid to think of all those great men and women who appear to have presented symptoms that allow us to describe them as bipolar. Whether it's Hemingway, Van Gogh... Robert Schumann has been mentioned... Virginia Woolf, Sylvia Plath... some of them with rather grim ends.
It was extremely important to show that Wilde's sexuality was not just some intellectual idea. It was real, and it was about the human body. To just have mentioned it and not shown it would have been, I think, peculiar and wrong.
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