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Christopher Fry
December 18, 1907 - June 30, 2005
Nationality: English
Category: Playwright
Subcategory: English Playwright

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


The dark is light enough.


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


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


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.


Has made an honest woman of the supernatural.


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.


Coffee in England is just toasted milk.


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


The lines marking a penalty area are a disgrace to the playing fields of a public school.


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


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


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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