Best Quotes by Noel Coward (Top 10)

  1. Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar; never spread it about like marmalade.
  2. It is discouraging how many people are shocked by honesty and how few by deceit.
  3. I love criticism just so long as it's unqualified praise.
  4. 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.
  5. Work is much more fun than fun.
  6. Consider the public. Never fear it nor despise it. Coax it, charm it, interest it, stimulate it, shock it now and then if you must, make it laugh, make it cry, but above all never, never, never bore the living hell out of it.
  7. I'm not a heavy drinker, I can sometimes go for hours without touching a drop.
  8. 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.
  9. Never trust a man with short legs. His brains are too near his bottom.
  10. Television is for appearing on - not for looking at.

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