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Christopher Fry
Christopher Fry

One of the most critically acclaimed playwrights of the 20th century, Christopher Fry'™s literary inventiveness draws modern comparisons with Shakespeare. He has been described by critic Harold Hobson as a "œmaster jeweler of words"€ and has penned such contemporary classics as The Lady'™s Not For Burning, Venus Observed, The Dark is Light Enough and A Yard of Sun. He served as a director…

Date of Birth: December 18, 1907
Date of Death: June 30, 2005


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"In tragedy every moment is eternity; in comedy, eternity is a moment." Christopher Fry
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"Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing" Christopher Fry
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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." Christopher Fry
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"Where in this small-talking world can I find/ A longitude with no platitude?" Christopher Fry
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"I know your cause is lost, but in the heart / Of all right causes is a cause that cannot lose." Christopher Fry
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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." Christopher Fry
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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" Christopher Fry
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"It's always our touches of vanity/ That manage to betray us." Christopher Fry
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"Coffee in England is just toasted milk." Christopher Fry
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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." Christopher Fry
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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." Christopher Fry
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"The moon is nothing But a circumambulating aphrodisiac Divinely subsidized to provoke the world Into a rising birth-rate" Christopher Fry
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"Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith." Christopher Fry
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"What after all Is a halo? It's only one more thing to keep clean" Christopher Fry
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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." Christopher Fry
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"I sometimes think/ His critical judgement is so exquisite/ It leaves us nothing to admire except his opinion." Christopher Fry
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"Always fornicate / Between clean sheets and spit on a well-scrubbed floor." Christopher Fry
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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" Christopher Fry
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"Imagination is the wide-open eye which leads us always to see truth more vividly." Christopher Fry
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"The lines marking a penalty area are a disgrace to the playing fields of a public school." Christopher Fry
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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." Christopher Fry
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