Stephen Fry on Taking Offense

Taking Offense

"If I had a large amount of money I should certainly found a hospital for those whose grip upon the world is so tenuous that they can be severely offended by words and phrases and yet remain all unoffended by the injustice, violence and oppression that howls daily."

- Stephen Fry

Quote Source: "Trefusis on Any Questions" in Paperweight (1993) p. 61.

Zaphod's picture
Is Mr. Fry referring to a

Is Mr. Fry referring to a mental ward?

SammyShazaam's picture
Yes, but I think it would be

Yes, but I think it would be a wonderful hospital where the insane people are given new meaning to their lives by spending all of their available time hemming and hawing over different phraseology and idiosyncrasies displayed by charitable volunteer "patients" rather than get out and solve real world problems, thus keeping society safe from their psychopathology.

In other words, just like a regular mental ward, but free the patients and lock those judgmental doctors inside :)

Zaphod's picture
:) I have meet a few of these

:) I have meet a few of these doctors while they were not at work and I gotta ask what exactly makes the patients crazy because in many cases the doctors can sure seem like they would fit the bill.

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