You ask my advice about acting? Speak clearly, don’t bump into the furniture and if you must have motivation, think of your pay packet on Friday.

Noël Coward (1899-1973) English playwright, actor, wit
(Attributed)


Quoted in Dick Richards, The Wit of Noël Coward (1968): "Just say the lines and don't trip over the furniture."

Also attributed to Spencer Tracy.

 

Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 4-Apr-13
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