Christopher Fry quote

"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 his problems in his own way as he should, and must."

Christopher Fry

Born: December 18, 1907

Die: June 30, 2005

Occupation: Poet

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

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

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

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Coffee in England is just toasted milk.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Equality is a mortuary word.

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

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

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

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Anne Bronte

I was not really angry: I felt for him all the time, and longed to be reconciled; but I determined he should make the first advances, or at least show some signs of an humble and contrite spirit, first;...

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Wendell Berry

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Sun Tzu

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Baruch Spinoza

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George Orwell

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Peter Gay

Since God is silent, man is his own master; he must live in a disenchanted world, submit everything to criticism, and make his own way.

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James E. Talmage

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H. Rider Haggard

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Ayn Rand

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Niccolo Machiavelli

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