Christopher Fry

Born: December 18, 1907

Die: June 30, 2005

Occupation: Poet

Quotes of Christopher Fry

Christopher Fry

Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing

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Christopher Fry

Poetry is a language in which man explores his own amazement.

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Christopher Fry

Poetry is the language in which man explores his own amazement . . . says heaven and earth in one word . . . speaks of himself and his predicament as though for the first time.

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Christopher Fry

I travel light; as light, that is, as a man can travel who will still carry his body around because of its sentimental value.

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Christopher Fry

An artist's sensitivity to criticism is, at least in part, an effort to keep unimpaired the zest, or confidence, or arrogance, which he needs to make creation possible; or an instinct to climb through...

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Christopher Fry

What, after all,is a halo? It's only one more thing to keep clean.

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Christopher Fry

Coffee in England is just toasted milk.

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Christopher Fry

Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.

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Christopher Fry

There may always be another reality to make fiction of the truth we think we've arrived at.

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Christopher Fry

One day I shall burst my bud of calm and blossom into hysteria.

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Christopher Fry

Imagination is the wide-open eye which leads us always to see truth more vividly.

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Christopher Fry

The lines marking a penalty area are a disgrace to the playing fields of a public school.

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Christopher Fry

Life is a hypocrite if I can't live the way it moves me.

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Christopher Fry

We must each find our separate meaning in the persuasion of our days until we meet in the meaning of the world.

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Christopher Fry

Who apart from ourselves, can see any difference between our victories and our defeats?

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Christopher Fry

Equality is a mortuary word.

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Christopher Fry

In tragedy every moment is eternity; in comedy, eternity is a moment.

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Christopher Fry

In my plays I want to look at life at the commonplace of existence as if we had just turned a corner and run into it for the first time.

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Christopher Fry

If we could wake each morning with no memory of living before we went to sleep, we might arrive at a faultless day.

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Christopher Fry

It's always our touches of vanity that manage to betray us.

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Christopher Fry

Thank God our time is now when wrong comes up to meet us everywhere never to leave us till we take, the greatest stride of the soul man ever took. affairs are now soul size the enterprise is exploration...

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Christopher Fry

The first of our senses which we should take care never to let rust through disuse is that sixth sense, the imagination. I mean the wide-open eye which leads us to see truth more vividly, to apprehend...

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Christopher Fry

The moon is nothing But a circumambulating aphrodisiac Divinely subsidized to provoke the world Into a rising birth-rate

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“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”

― Dr. Seuss