"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."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Stephen Fry on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Stephen Fry on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Stephen Fry on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Stephen Fry on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Stephen Fry on John Lennon
"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."