Quote: Stephen Fry

“Oscar Wilde said that if you know what you want to be, then you inevitably become it. That is your punishment. But if you never know, then you can be anything. There is a truth to that. We are not nouns, we are verbs. I am not a thing — an actor, a writer — I am a person who does things — I write, I act — and I never know what I am going to do next. I think you can be imprisoned if you think of yourself as a noun.”

– Stephen Fry

Source: The Guardian quoting an interview with 14-year-old Eden Parris for a UK Radio Times feature that let young readers meet their TV heroes. During the course of the interview, he “warned Parris that language could shape and limit people’s ambitions”,

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