Noel Coward Quotes
Most popular Noel Coward Quotes
Bed is the perfect climate.
Work is much more fun than fun.
Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
It's amazing how potent cheap music can be.
Television is for appearing on, not looking at.
Success took me to her bosom like a maternal boa constrictor.
Do I believe in God? Let's say we have a working relationship.
Time is the reef upon which all of our frail mystic ships are wrecked.
Wit ought to be a glorious treat, like caviar. Never spread it about like marmalade.
It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
Wit is like caviar; it should be savored in small elegant proportions, and not spread about like marmalade.
Having to read a footnote resembles having to go downstairs to answer the door while in the midst of making love.
Criticism and Bolshevism have one thing in common. They both seek to pull down that which they could never build.
People are wrong when they say that opera is not what it used to be. It is what it used to be. That is what is wrong with it.
The day when I shall begin to worry is when the critics declare: 'This is Noël Coward's greatest play.' But I know they bloody well won't.
It isn't difficult, you know, to be witty or amusing when one has something to say that is destructive, but damned hard to be clever and quotable when you are singing someone's praises.
Consider the public. Never fear it nor despise it. Coax it, charm it, interest it, stimulate it, shock it now and then if you must, make it laugh, make it cry, but above all never, never, never bore the living hell out of it.
Consider the public. ... Never fear it nor despise it. Coax it, charm it, interest it, stimulate it, shock it now and then and if you must, make it laugh, make it cry, but above all ... never, never, never bore the living hell out of it.