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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Cole Porter on writing, infatuation, love, thrills, songs, lyrics, Paris, night, life, music, kiss, delightful and inspiration.

26 Great Quotes By Cole Porter For Your Perfect Romantic Evening

Quick Facts

Famous As: Composer, Songwriter

Born On: June 9, 1891

Died On: October 15, 1964

Born In: Peru, Indiana, United States

Died At Age: 73

Cole Porter was a distinguished American composer and songwriter. Porter belonged to a wealthy family and was always inclined towards music which made him learn piano and violin from an early age. At the age of eleven, he wrote his first song, which was published by his mother. His first musical, ‘See America First’ was not a big hit. However, with ‘Let’s Do It’, a song that he wrote in 1928 marked the beginning of his successful career. He witnessed the zenith of success in 1930. This decade saw some of the best songs of Porter which include ‘Easy To Love’, ‘In the Still of the Night’, ‘I Get A Kick Out of You’, ‘It’s De-Lovely’ amongst other. In 1937, he met with an accident that left him disabled, but this could not deter his love for music. He continued writing and composing songs and made a conquering comeback with ‘Kiss Me, Kate’ which also won him his first ‘Tony Award’ for ‘Best Musical’. We bring to you the best quotes and sayings by the genius lyricist of all time. Read through the inspiring quotations and thoughts by Cole Porter, the man behind the most romantic music.
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I get no kick from champagne. Mere alcohol doesn't thrill me at all. So, tell me why should it be true, that I get a kick out of you?

Cole Porter

Be like the bluebird who never is blue, For he knows from his upbringing what singing can do

Cole Porter

Birds do it, bees do it, even educated fleas do it; let's do it, let's fall in love.

Cole Porter

All the inspiration I ever needed was a phone call from a producer.

Cole Porter

Every time I look down on this timeless town Whether blue or gray be her skies. Whether loud be her cheers or soft be her tears, More and more do I realize: I love Paris in the springtime. I love Paris in the fall. I love Paris in the winter when it drizzles, I love Paris in the summer when it sizzles. I love Paris every moment, Every moment of the year. I love Paris, why, oh why do I love Paris? Because my love is near.

Cole Porter

You all have learned reliance On the sacred teachings of Science, So I hope, through life, you will never decline In spite of philistine Defiance To do what all good scientists do. Experiment. Make it your motto day and night. Experiment. And it will lead you to the light.

Cole Porter

Be a clown , be a clown, All the world loves a clown. Act the fool , play the calf, And you'll always have the last laugh .

Cole Porter

Sad times May follow your tracks, Bad times May bar you from Saks, Add times When Satan in slacks Breaks down your self control...

Cole Porter

Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose... anything goes.

Cole Porter

I'm a worthless check, a total wreck, a flop But if baby I'm the bottom, you're the top.

Cole Porter

My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director. ... (when asked who wrote 'Some Enchanted Evening') Rodgers and Hammerstein, if you can imagine it taking two men to write one song. ... Good authors, too, who once knew better words now use only four-letter words writing prose. ... Brush up your Shakespeare and they'll all kowtow.

Cole Porter

Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above. Don't fence me in. Let me ride through the wide open country that I love Don't fence me in Let me be by myself in the evenin' breeze And listen to the murmur of the cottonwood trees Send me off forever but I ask you please Don't fence me in

Cole Porter

Night and day you are the one, Only you beneath the moon and under the sun.

Cole Porter

I love Paris in the summer, when it sizzles.

Cole Porter

My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a director.

Cole Porter

I've got you deep in the heart of me.

Cole Porter

I want to ride to the ridge where the west commences And gaze at the moon till I lose my senses I can't look at hobbles and I can't stand fences Don't fence me in

Cole Porter

This rule I propose, Always have an ace in the hole. Always try to arrive at Having an ace some place private . Always have an ace in the hole.

Cole Porter

What moments divine , what rapture serene.

Cole Porter

Most gentlemen don't like love, they just like to kick it around.

Cole Porter

Let's Do It; Let's Fall in Love.

Cole Porter

A college education I would never propose - a bachelor's degree won't even keep you in clothes

Cole Porter

Who wants to be a millionaire? And go to ev'ry swell affair?

Cole Porter

In olden days a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking. Now, Heaven knows, anything goes. The world has gone mad today, and good's bad today, and black's white today, and day's night today....

Cole Porter

If you want to buy my wares Follow me and climb the stairs... Love for sale.

Cole Porter

He may have hair upon his chest but, sister, so has Lassie.

Cole Porter