Stephen Fry Quotes

Stephen Fry (Matt Lee et al.)

Stephen Fry (Matt Lee et al.)

Stephen Fry — Growing up in Norfolk, Stephen Fry now owns a residence there as well as London as he continues on sharing his thoughts and wit with the public. He is a successful writer, actor, comedian and many more things.

He has been avidly involved in charities, in addition to his comedic work and acting roles. Stephen Fry is particularly famous for a memorable moment in the 80’s where he declared himself celibate. Needless to say, this man has plenty of humorous and intriguing quotes to his name.

“How can one not be fond of something that the “Daily Mail” despises?”

“Wit can be beautiful, because it expresses and distills an idea.”

“The only reason people do not know much is because they do not care to know. They are incurious. Incuriosity is the oddest and most foolish failing there is.”

“An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.”

“I don’t need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me.”

“Books are no more threatened by Kindle than stairs by elevators.”

“It is a cliché that most clichés are true, but then like most clichés, that cliché is untrue. Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words will always hurt me.”

“A cut glass English accent can fool unsuspecting Americans into detecting a brilliance that isn’t there”

“It’s so easy to say, ‘That’ll do.’ Everyone’s in a hurry. People are intellectually lazy, morally lazy, ethically lazy…”

“Stop feeling sorry for yourself and you will be happy.”

“It only takes a room of Americans for the English and Australians to realize how much we have in common.”

“The short answer to that is ‘no’. The long answer is ‘f*** no’.”

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