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Noel Coward
December 16, 1899 - March 26, 1973
Nationality: English
Category: Playwright
Subcategory: English Playwright

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


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


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


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


Mona Lisa looks as if she has just been sick, or is about to be.


Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.


We have no reliable guarantee that the afterlife will be any less exasperating than this one, have we?


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.


Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade.


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


Success took me to her bosom like a maternal boa constrictor.


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.


I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.


Someday I suspect, when Jesus has definitely got me for a sunbeam, my works may be adequately assessed.


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


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


That strange feeling we had in the war. Have you found anything in your lives since to equal it in strength? A sort of splendid carelessness it was, holding us together.


There's always something fishy about the French.


I like long walks, especially when they are taken by people who annoy me.


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