Noel Coward Quotes
22 quotations by Noel Coward
|Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade.
|We have no reliable guarantee that the afterlife will be any less exasperating than this one, have we?
|There's always something fishy about the French.
|The higher the building the lower the morals.
|Success took me to her bosom like a maternal boa constrictor.
|Someday I suspect, when Jesus has definitely got me for a sunbeam, my works may be adequately assessed.
|People are wrong when they say opera is not what it used to be. It is what it used to be. That is what's wrong with it.
|Never mind, dear, we're all made the same, though some more than others.
|My body has certainly wandered a good deal, but I have an uneasy suspicion that my mind has not wandered enough.
|Mona Lisa looks as if she has just been sick, or is about to be.
|Let's drink to the spirit of gallantry and courage that made a strange Heaven out of unbelievable Hell, and let's drink to the hope that one day this country of ours, which we love so much, will find dignity and greatness and peace again.
|Learn the lines and don't bump into the furniture.
|Just say the lines and don't trip over the furniture.
|It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
|If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.
|I've sometimes thought of marrying - and then I've thought again.
|I'm not a heavy drinker, I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop.
|I'll go through life either first class or third, but never in second.
|I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
|I have always paid income tax. I object only when it reaches a stage when I am threatened with having nothing left for my old age - which is due to start next Tuesday or Wednesday.
|I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.
|Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.