"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 is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Stephen Fry on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Stephen Fry on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Stephen Fry on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Stephen Fry on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Stephen Fry on Mahatma Gandhi
"I don't need you to remind me of my age. I have a bladder to do that for me."
"I don't watch television, I think it destroys the art of talking about oneself."
"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."