"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."
"Everything has beauty, but not everyone sees it."Stephen Fry on Confucius
"To love beauty is to see light."Stephen Fry on Victor Hugo
"Beauty is only skin deep. If you go after someone just because she's beautiful but don't have anything to talk about, it's going to get boring fast. You want to look beyond the surface and see if you can have fun or if you have anything in common with this person."Stephen Fry on Amanda Peet
"A woman whose smile is open and whose expression is glad has a kind of beauty no matter what she wears."Stephen Fry on Anne Roiphe
"People are like stained - glass windows. They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within."Stephen Fry on Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
"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."
"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."