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.
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.
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.
Make it your motto day and night.
And it will lead you to the light.
Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose... anything goes.
I'm a worthless check, a total wreck, a flop But if baby I'm the bottom, you're the top.
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.
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
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....
A college education I would never propose - a bachelor's degree won't even keep you in clothes