Cole Porter Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old Cole Porter quotes, Cole Porter sayings, and Cole Porter proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Most gentlemen don't like love, they just like to kick it around. 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
Good authors, too, who once knew better words now only use four-letter words writing prose... anything goes. 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
If you ever feel so happy you land in jail, I'm your bail. Cole Porter
Romantic sponges, they say, do it, oysters down in Oyster Bay do it. Let’s do it, let’s fall in love. Cole Porter
The chimpanzees in the zoos do it, Some courageous kangaroos do it Let's do it, let's fall in love. I'm sure giraffes on the sly do it, Even eagles as they fly do it, Let's do it, let's fall in love. Cole Porter
We're all alone, no chaperone Can get our number The world's in slumber Let's misbehave Cole Porter
Even without you / My arms fold about you / You know, darling, why / So in love with you am I Cole Porter
It's friendship, friendship, just a perfect blend ship. / When other friendships are soon forgot, ours will still be great. Cole Porter
Here am I with you in a world of blue / And we're dancing to the tango we loved when first we met / While the music plays, we recall the days. Cole Porter
When our love was a tune that we couldn't soon forget / As I kiss your cheek, we don't have to speak / The violins, like a choir, express the desire / We used to know not long ago. Cole Porter
My sole inspiration is a telephone call from a producer. Cole Porter
I get awful gloomy / You mean, very gloomy / Very gloomy, now and then, in this town / 'Cause it's always so hard / To find a real pard / Who'll play in your yard / When you're down / But since the talk, you and me / I mean, you and I have had / I've got a good friend, I see / Well, I'm not so very bad Cole Porter
We open in Venice, / We next play Verona, / Then on to Cremona. / Lotsa laughs in Cremona. 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. Cole Porter
Oh, give me land, lots of land under starry skies above, / Don't fence me in. / I want to ride to the ridge where the West commences. / Gaze at the moon till I lose my senses, / Can't look at hobbles and I can't stand fences, / Don't fence me in. Cole Porter
Take some skins, / Jazz begins, / Take a bass / Steady pace, / Take a box, / One that rocks, / Take a blue horn New Orleans-born. / Take a stick / With a lick, / Take a bone, / Dixie-grown, / Take a spot, / Cool and hot, / Now you has jazz jazz jazz, jazz, jazz. Cole Porter
Birds do it, bees do it, / Even educated fleas do it, / Let's do it, let's fall in love. / The ancient Romans and Greeks did it / Even nice young men who sell antiques do it, / Let's do it, let's fall in love. Cole Porter
But I'm always true to you, darlin' in my fashion, / Yes I'm always true to you, darlin' in my way. Cole Porter