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

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

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

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

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

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I know your cause is lost, but in the heart / Of all right causes is a cause that cannot lose.

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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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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. It has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not give it your full attention, of seeming to say half as much in twice the time.

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Life itself is the real and most miraculous miracle of all.

If one had never before seen a human hand and were suddenly presented for the first time with this strange and wonderful thing, what a miracle, what a magnificently shocking and inexplicable and mysterious thing it would be.

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

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Coffee in England is just toasted milk.

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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 unto God. Where are you making for? It takes so many thousand years to wake. But will you wake for pity's sake?

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

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About Christopher Fry

Quotes 46 sayings
Nationality English
Profession Playwright
Birthday October 16

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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How can a man learn navigation Where there's no rudder?

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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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BetweenOur birth and death we may touch understandingAs a moth brushes a window with its wing.

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Poetry has the virtue of being able to say twice as much as prose in half the time, and the drawback, if you do not give it your full attention, of seeming to say half as much in twice the time.

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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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Indulgences, not fulfillment, is what the world Permits us.

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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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Day's work is still to do, Whatever the day's doom.

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

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

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I sometimes thinkHis critical judgement is so exquisiteIt leaves us nothing to admire except his opinion.

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

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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 more broadly, to concern ourselves more deeply, to be, all our life long, sensitive and awake to the powers and responsibilities given to us as human beings.

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The human heart can go to the lengths of God.

Dark and cold we may be, but this Is no winter now. The frozen misery Of centuries breaks, cracks, begins to move;The thunder is the thunder of the floes, The thaw, the flood, the upstart Spring.Thank God our time is now when wrongComes up to face us everywhere,Never to leave us till we takeThe longest stride of soul we humans ever took.Affairs are now soul size.The enterprise Is exploration into God.Where are you making for? It takes So many thousand years to wake, But will you wake for pity

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It is the individual man in his individual freedom who can mature with his warm spirit the unripe world.

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The skirts of the gods Drag in our mud. We feel the touch And take it to be a kiss.

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How nature loves the incomplete. She knows If she drew a conclusion it would finish her.

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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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Equality is a mortuary word.

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Religion Has made an honest woman of the supernatural, And we won't have it kicking over the traces again.

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

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My trouble is I'm the sort of writer who only finds out what he's getting at by the time he's got to the end of it.

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In our plain defects we already know the brotherhood of man.

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The best thing we can do is to make wherever we're lost in look as much like home as we can.

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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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The difference between tragedy and comedy is the difference between experience and intuition. In the experience we strive against every condition of our animal life: against death, against the frustration of ambition, against the instability of human love. In the intuition we trust the arduous eccentricities we're born to, and see the oddness of a creature who has never got acclimatized to being created.

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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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What is madness To those who only observe, is often wisdom To those to whom it happens.

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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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Where in this small-talking world can I find A longitude with no platitude?

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How can we be scrupulous In a life which, from birth onwards, is so determined To wring us dry of any serenity at all?

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The dark is light enough.

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