Quotes by Christopher Fry

Between our birth and death we may touch understanding, As a moth brushes a window with its wing.
– Christopher Fry
Comedy is an escape, not from truth but from despair; a narrow escape into faith.
– Christopher Fry
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
In tragedy every moment is eternity; in comedy, eternity is a moment.
– Christopher Fry
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
The best thing we can do is to make wherever we're lost in look as much like home as we can.
– Christopher Fry
The moon is nothing but a circumambulating aphrodisiac divinely subsidized to provoke the world Into a rising birth-rate.
– Christopher Fry
What after all, is a halo? It's only one more thing to keep clean.
– Christopher Fry
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 wrong
Comes up to face us everywhere,
Never to leave us till we take
The 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’s sake?
– Christopher Fry
Imagination is the wide-open eye which leads us always to see truth more vividly.
– Christopher Fry