"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."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Stephen Fry on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Stephen Fry on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Stephen Fry on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Stephen Fry on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Stephen Fry on Abraham Lincoln
"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."