Macduff: What three things does drink especially provoke? Porter: Marry, sir, nose-painting, sleep, and urine.
— William Shakespeare

When I die I want to decompose in a barrel of porter and have it served in all the pubs in Dublin.
J. P. Donleavy porter quote

'Humph!' grunted Mr. Romford, seeing his worst fears about to be realized. He had dreamt that he had timbled over a poodle in the drawing-room, and squirted a bottle of porter right into a lady's face. 'Who's goin' besides ourselves?' asked Romford, wishing to know the worst at once. 'Better be killed than frightened to death,' thought he.
— Robert Smith Surtees

It is only through your conscious mind that you can reach the subconscious. Your conscious mind is the porter at the door, the watchman at the gate. It is to the conscious mind that the subconscious looks for all its impressions.
— Robert Collier

I was always drawn to Broadway musicals, and obviously composers like Gershwin, Rodgers, Berlin and Porter were writing music that I found wildly impressive.
— porter quotation by Marvin Hamlisch