Zitate von Noël Coward
Geburtstag: 16. Dezember 1899
Todesdatum: 26. März 1973
Andere Namen:Sir Noel Coward
Sir Noël Pierce Coward war ein britischer Schauspieler, Schriftsteller und Komponist.
Zitate Noël Coward
— Noel Coward, Collected Sketches and Lyrics
— Noel Coward, Private Lives
— Noel Coward, Private Lives an Intimate Comedy in Three Acts
„Our families have traditions
We've heard of a thousand times
Our ancestors were unequivocally right.
They frequently went on missions
To rather peculiar climes
To lead the wretched heathen to the light.
Though some of them got beaten up and some of them stampeded
And quite a lot were eaten up - a few of them succeeded.
On one of these expeditions
An uncle we thought a bore
Turned out to be more spirited than ever he'd been before. Poor Uncle Harry
Wanted to be a missionary
So he took a ship and sailed away.
Hotly pursued by dear Aunt Mary
Found a South Sea isle on which to stay.
The natives greeted them kindly,
And invited them to dine
On yams and clams and human hams and vintage coconut wine
The taste of which was filthy
But the after-effects divine.“
— Noel Coward
Uncle Harry from Pacific 1860 (1946).
„Wrongly attributed to Noel Coward is a quotation about the Queen of Tonga. He is alleged to have been sitting under cover from the heavy rain with Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent at the Coronation in London in 1953. Opposite them was the vast Queen Salote of Tonga. Princess Marina is supposed to have asked "Noel, who is that little man sheltering under Queen Salote's umbrella?" Coward is said to have peered through the rain and said "Oh, her lunch, my dear." In a later interview with Walter Harris, Coward revealed it had been said by someone at White's Club and was immediately attributed to Coward. "It was very flattering of course, except that I had intended to visit Tonga the following winter, and after that of course it was quite impossible."“
— Noel Coward
Interview with Walter Harris in 1960 reported in The Times (26 May 2009).