'I can take any amount of criticism so long as it
is unqualified praise!' - NoŽl Coward
by NoŽl Coward
'I dont swear any more i just say Zsa Zsa Gabor' - NoŽl Coward ( or could
that be Paris Hilton).
'I am convinced of one thing, television
is for appearing on, not looking at!'
'America is the Nescafé society'.
'Wit ought to be a glorious treat, like caviar, never spread it about
'The only way to enjoy life is to work. Work is much more
fun than fun.'
A candy-striped jeep, Habe Austen, Cassius Clay, The Times before it changed,
Danny La Rue, Charleston in Sth. Carolina, 'Monsieur' de Givenchy, a zebra
(but not a zebra crossing), evading boredom, Gertrude Laurence, the Paris
Opera House, white, a seagull, a Brixham trawler, Margot Fonteyne, any
Cole Porter song, English pageantry, Marlene's voice ...and Lingfield
has a tiny bit.
I'm an opera boy, you know. Not a tremendous Wagnerian on account of getting
fidgety, but I love Verdi and Donizetti and all those buxom prima donnas
and all the carry-ons and the rows and refusing to take curtain-calls.
I love it!
Interviewed one day in the Oliver Messel Suite at the Dorchester Suite:-
'All this' - and he gazed around at the opulence - 'is terribly exotic,
but it is not me. Still, I shall try to rise above it.'
Critics never worry me unless they are right - but that does not occur
The higher the buildings ,the lower the morals.
Water is necessary for life, but the martini is necessary for a life worth
Die I thought I'd laugh.
I have a memory like an Elephant, in fact Elephants often consult me.
I've gone through life first class and occasionally second, but never
Time has convinced me of one thing, television is for appearing on, not
for looking at.
Two things should have been cut from that play, the second act and that
I thought my heart was too jagged with sophistication to fall in love
Two of the most beautiful things in the world are my mind
and Ivor Novellos profile. Wit ought to be a glorious treat like caviar,
never spread it around like marmalade. Work is much more fun than fun.