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Stephen Fry Quotes and Sayings

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I don't need you to remind me of my age.
I have a bladder to do that for me.
- Stephen Fry

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It is a cliche that most cliches are true,
but then like most cliches, that cliche is untrue.
- Stephen Fry

Having a great intellect is no path to being happy.
- Stephen Fry

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.
- Stephen Fry

 

An original idea.
That can't be too hard.
The library must be full of them.
- Stephen Fry

You can't reason yourself back into cheerfulness any
more than you can reason yourself into an extra six inches in height.
- Stephen Fry

I think we have all experienced passion that is not in any sense reasonable.
- Stephen Fry

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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.
- Stephen Fry

It only takes a room of Americans for the English and
Australians to realise how much we have in common.
- Stephen Fry

There is so much we can learn from TV.
It's a window on the world.
- Stephen Fry

I like to think of myself at home in the armchair,
writing, smoking and occasionally wandering down the shop.
- Stephen Fry

I shouldn't be saying this - high treason,
really - but I sometimes wonder if Americans aren't
fooled by our accent into detecting brilliance that may not really be there.
- Stephen Fry

I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art
of talking about oneself.
- Stephen Fry

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.
- Stephen Fry

Christmas to a child is the first terrible proof that
to travel hopefully is better than to arrive.
- Stephen Fry

But happiness is no respecter of persons.
- Stephen Fry

Oh, it takes a lot for me to walk out of a film.
- Stephen Fry

Old Professors never die, they just lose their faculties.
- Stephen Fry

Love in all eight tones and all five semitones of the word's full octave.
- Stephen Fry

I get an urge, like a pregnant elephant,
to go away and give birth to a book.
- Stephen Fry

I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom,
a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance.
- Stephen Fry

I think my view is that whenever you project into the
future you're never likely to be accurate in the details,
or the paraphernalia and style.
- Stephen Fry

When you've seen a nude infant doing a backward somersault
you know why clothing exists.
- Stephen Fry

That one can love another of the same gender,
that is what the homophobe really cannot stand.
- Stephen Fry

Many people would no more think of entering journalism
than the sewage business -
which at least does us all some good.
- Stephen Fry

But if one could go back in time, I'd love to have
been directed by Howard Hawks,
who's one of my great heroes.
One of the greatest directors there ever was.
He directed probably one of the greatest westerns of all time in Rio Bravo.
- Stephen Fry

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.
- Stephen Fry

I've always had great respect for Paddington because
he is amusingly English and eccentric.
He is a great British institution and my generation
grew up with the books and then Michael Horden's animations.
- Stephen Fry

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.
- Stephen Fry

I'd probably want to teach at university,
because children would drive me insane.
I suspect it would be English literature,
Shakespeare and so forth.
I've always been deeply, deeply in love with that kind of thing.
- Stephen Fry

I think the fact that I'm so well known to be gay makes
it very difficult to have a convincing relationship with a woman on screen.
It wouldn't be at all difficult for me to kiss a woman -
I'll kiss a frog if you like.
- Stephen Fry

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.
- Stephen Fry

Having been an actor and a writer for so long -
20 years or so -
I felt that it would be daft to go to one's grave without having directed.
It's a natural extension of writing and acting,
and so I knew it would happen one day.
- Stephen Fry

I have pushed the boat out as far as I should in terms
of taking on too many things.
I'm getting older and I just could not take it any more.
I am now monitoring myself very closely and I'm just
trying not to get into that sort of state again.
- Stephen Fry

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 fulfillment.
- Stephen Fry

Personally, I'd never seen a graphic novel.
I knew they existed because friends of mine like Jonathan
Ross collect them and some very literate and intelligent
people really rate the graphic novel as a form.
- Stephen Fry

As someone who worked hard for a Labour victory in the 90s,
do I regret it? Not really.
It was bound to happen.
And it'll happen with the next government,
and the one after it.
Because all governments serve us.
They serve the filth.
- Stephen Fry

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.
- Stephen Fry

Whatever you do, you need courage.
Whatever course you decide upon,
there is always someone to tell you
that you are wrong.
There are always difficulties arising
that tempt you to believe your critics are right.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

I say NO to the demands of the world.
I say YES to the longings of my own heart.
There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I do not need anyone's permission to be my true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Listen to the compass of your heart.
All you need lies within you.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love me when I least deserve it,
because that's when I really need it.
- Swedish Proverb

You do not need anyone's permission to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sometimes we need the fog to remind ourselves
that all of life is not black and white.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Stand Tall, Stand Proud.
Know that you are unique and magnificent.
You do not need the approval of others.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

"Hurry up" ranks right up there with "you need to"
as a destroyer of our humanity.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

There is nothing I ever need to have.
There is nothing I ever need to do.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Know that you do not need anyone's permission
to be your true self.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The best relationship is one in which
your love for each other
exceeds your need for each other.
- Anonymous

I love you because I love you.
You are a part of me, and
I need no reasons to love you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Man lives freely only by his readiness to die, if need be,
at the hands of his brother, never by killing him.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

The winds of grace are always blowing;
all we need to do is raise our sails.
- Anonymous

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

You don't need a reason to be happy,
just a choice.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you have to have it, it's ego.
If you have to not have it, it's ego.
Hold life lightly and it will deliver what you need
and release what you don't.
- Alan Cohen

If you have health, you probably will be happy,
and if you have health and happiness,
you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard

It is not more vacation we need -
it is more vocation.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Work like you don't need the money.
Love like you've never been hurt.
Dance like nobody's watching.
- Satchel Paige

All you need is love, love. Love is all you need.
- The Beatles

Know that you do not need the approval of others.
You are unique and magnificent. Stand tall, stand proud.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

To succeed, you need to find
something to hold on to,
something to motivate you,
something to inspire you.
- Tony Dorsett

The secret of success is to find a need and fill it,
to find a hurt and heal it,
to find somebody with a problem
and offer to help solve it.
- Robert H. Schuller

One service to need heals an ancient wound.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We're constantly striving for success, fame and comfort
when all we really need to be happy
is someone or some thing to be enthusiastic about.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Being part of the natural world reminds me
that innocence isn't ever lost completely;
we just need to maintain our goodness to regain it.
- Jewel

You don't need anybody to tell you
who you are or what you are.
You are what you are!
- John Lennon

Trust in what you love, continue to do it,
and it will take you where you need to go.
- Natalie Goldberg

All you need is love.
- John Lennon

Why need I volumes, if one word suffice?
- Ralph Waldo Emerson


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