Noel Coward Quotes (73 quotes)
“People are wrong when they say that the opera isn't what it used to be. It is what it used to be — that's what's wrong with it!”
Design for Living, Act 3, Scene I (1933)
Blithe Spirit (1941)
“Hollywood is a place where some people lie on the beach and look up at the stars, whereas other people lie on the stars and look down at the beach.”
Interview with Walter Harris in 1960 reported in The Times (26 May 2009)
“Christopher Marlowe or Francis Bacon
The author of Lear remains unshaken
Willie Herbert or Mary Fitton
What does it matter? The Sonnets were written.”
A Question of Values
Fred Metcalf, The Penguin Dictionary of Modern Humorous Quotations (1987)
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Born: December 16, 1899
Died: March 26, 1973 (aged 73)
Bio: Sir Noël Peirce Coward was an English playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise.