"I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself."
"True art is characterized by an irresistible urge in the creative artist."Stephen Fry on Albert Einstein
"If you hear a voice within you say 'you cannot paint,' then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced."Stephen Fry on Vincent Van Gogh
"The highest art is always the most religious, and the greatest artist is always a devout person."Stephen Fry on Abraham Lincoln
"The aim of art is to represent not the outward appearance of things, but their inward significance."Stephen Fry on Aristotle
"A work of art is the unique result of a unique temperament."Stephen Fry on Oscar Wilde
"I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me."
"I've never had any illusions about being a lead actor in films, because lead actors have to be of a certain kind. Apart from the beauty of looks and figure, which I cannot claim to have, there's just a particular kind of ordinary-Joe quality that a film star needs to have."
"Many people would no more think of entering journalism than the sewage business - which at least does us all some good."
"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."
"I am a lover of truth, a worshipper of freedom, a celebrant at the altar of language and purity and tolerance."