Christopher Fry Quotes

Most popular Christopher Fry Quotes

Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair.


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


In tragedy every moment is eternity; in comedy, eternity is a moment.
— Christopher Fry
The pleasure and excitement of words is that they are living and generation things.
— Christopher Fry
The skirts of the gods
Drag in our mud.  We feel the touch
And take it to be a kiss.


Our birth and death we may touch understanding
As a moth brushes a window with its wing.

understanding others

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