Stephen Fry’s Golden Rules

May 27, 2009

in Poetry,Process,Thinking

In the “How to Read This Book” section of The Ode Less Travelled, Stephen Fry states three rules as ‘terms and conditions’ that readers must pledge to follow before proceeding:

  1. Take your time
  2. Don’t be afraid
  3. Always have a notebook with you

Not a bad way to go about your day in general…

Bonus treat: Stephen Fry, in character with his comedic partner Hugh Laurie, expounds on language, beauty and ideas:

“…wheel within a wheel, like the circles that we find in the windmills of our mind…”

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Liz December 2, 2009 at 10:33 am

I’m writing a linguistic analysis of this sketch for one of my uni modules if you’re interested in seeing my preliminary notes and giving me some input, please go here


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