Quotes by Noel Coward

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Sir Noel Peirce Coward (December 16, 1899 March 26, 1973) was an English actor, playwright, and composer of popular music.

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

Work is more fun than fun.
I've sometimes thought of marrying, and then I've thought again.
My importance to the world is relatively small. On the other hand, my importance to myself is tremendous. I am all I have to work with, to play with, to suffer and to enjoy. It is not the eyes of others that I am wary of, but of my own. I do not intend to let myself down more than I can possibly help, and I find that the fewer illusions I have about myself or the world around me, the better company I am for myself.
Extraordinary how potent cheap music is.
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.
The higher the building the lower the morals.
There's always something fishy about the French.
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.
Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade.

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