Quotes by Stephen Fry

  • At my age, travel broadens the behind.


    Travel

  • They christened their game Golf because they were Scottish and revelled in meaningless Celtic noises in the back of the throat.


    Scotsmen

  • If ignorance is bliss, why aren’t there more happy people in the world?


    Ignorance

  • An original idea. That can’t be too hard. The library must be full of them.


    Ideas

  • When I was at Cambridge it was, naturally enough I felt, my ambition to be approached in some way by an elderly homosexual don and asked to spy against my country.


    Homosexuality

  • The people of Berlin are doing very exciting things with their city at the moment. Basically they had this idea of just knocking it through.


    Germany

  • The email of the species is deadlier than the mail.


    Computers

  • It is easy to forget that the most important aspect of comedy, after all, its greatest saving grace, is its ambiguity. You can simultaneously laugh at a situation and take it seriously.


    Comedy

  • You know what they say, if at first you don’t succeed, you’re not the eldest son.


    Children

  • They used to say that Cambridge was the first stopping place for the wind that swept down from the Urals. In the ‘30s that was as true of the politics as the weather.


    Cambridge

  • They used to say that Cambridge was the first stopping place for the wind that swept down from the Urals. In the ‘30s that was as true of the politics as the weather.


    Cambridge