Noel Coward Quotes
'I am not a heavy drinker. I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop.'
'I have a memory like an elephant. In fact, elephants often consult me.'
'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'll go through life either first class or third, but never in second.'
'I've sometimes thought of marrying - and then I've thought again.'
'It's discouraging to think how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.'
'My body has certainly wandered a good deal, but I have an uneasy suspicion that my mind has not wandered enough.'
'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.'
'Squash - that's not exercise, it's flagellation.'
'The higher the building the lower the morals.'
'I can take any amount of criticism as long as its unqualifed praise'
'Mad Dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun'
'There's nothing as ordinary as to try to be extraodinary'
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