Thursday, 24 August 2017

Vocal cords made of tweed

"My vocal cords are made of tweed. I give off an air of Oxford donnishness and old BBC wirelesses."

"Let's face it, I do not get offered the parts that Brad Pitt has just turned down."

"It's now very common to hear people say, 'I'm rather offended by that', as if that gives them certain rights. It's no more than a whine. It has no meaning, it has no purpose, it has no reason to be respected as a phrase. 'I'm offended by that.' Well, so fucking what?"

"Temperance is wickedness."

"Swearing is a really important part of one's life. It would be impossible to imagine going through life without swearing and without enjoying swearing... There used to be mad, silly, prissy people who used to say swearing was a sign of a poor vocabulary - such utter nonsense. The people I know who swear the most tend to have the widest vocabularies and the kind of person who says swearing is a sign of a poor vocabulary usually have a pretty poor vocabulary themselves."

"The beauty of the brain is that you can still be as greedy as you like for knowledge and it doesn’t show."

"I don't need you to remind me of my age, I have a bladder to do that for me."

Happy 60th birthday, Mr Stephen John Fry (born 24th August 1957)


  1. Replies
    1. “How can one not be fond of something that the Daily Mail despises?” Jx

  2. If he walked my side of the street, I'd marry him.

    1. I'd be content to have along, boozy dinner with him... Jx


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