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Noel Coward Quotes


Noël Peirce Coward was an English actor, playwright, and composer of popular music.
(1899 - 1973)

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As one gets older, one discovers everything is going to be exactly the same with different hats on.
 

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
 

Good heavens, television is something you appear on, you don't watch.
[Television]
 

I am not a heavy drinker. I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop.
 

I don't believe in astrology. The only stars I can blame for my failures are those that walk about the stage.
 

I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult 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 like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.
 

I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.
 

I write at high speed because boredom is bad for my health.
[Boredom]
 

I'll go through life either first class or third, but never in second.
 

I'm not a heavy drinker, I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop.
 

I've sometimes thought of marrying - and then I've thought again.
 

If you must have motivation, think of your paycheck on Friday.
 

It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
 

It is not the eyes of others that I am wary of, but my own.
[Self Acceptance]
 

It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
 

Just say the lines and don't trip over the furniture.
 

Learn the lines and don't bump into the furniture.
 

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.
 


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