forget me not – Stephen Fry
as first mentioned at his wish-guest dinner (around the 10th minute)

“At this time with culture wars and everything else, we have to be very sure about our biases and the Socratic method can help peel them away so that we can clearly examine what we feel, what we see and what we know, without all the prejudices and the biases and pride and other human things”

Stephen Fry

The Latin and Greek culture in us (min 17:46)

“without us knowing, it’s sleeping inside our buildings, inside our language, inside our pictures and our history and even our way of thinking, deep inside it is a Greek and a Latin, Roman way of thinking and being that we’re build up on. And it’s an energy inside us that is often unreleased.”

Stephen Fry

Guide for indulging

“One of the things I like about Zoroastrianism is that it’s as big a sin to under indulge, as it is to overindulge. And I think that’s rather pleasing, isn’t it? So for them, someone who says no to everything is as embarrassing and foolish as someone who says, yeah, gimme more of that”.

Stehen Fry
Is love all we need? (last sentence in the video)

Love […] is the wine of our emotions, it is completely unnecessary, and yet, is a magical extra ingredient. And these are the things that absolutely allow us to live rather than exist I suppose”

Stephen Fry
Rumi phrase

“Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment” 


In the interview, the reason for reading books, to the point you’re not looking at the street light (before phones started doing that).
The tendency to seek distraction and relief from unpleasant/dull/un-motivating realities, especially by seeking entertainment or engaging in fantasy

mental diversion from unpleasant or boring aspects of daily life, typically through activities involving imagination or entertainment”