Mae West - Quotes

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Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.

When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad I'm better.

When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad I'm better.

A man's kiss is his signature.

A man's kiss is his signature.

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day - and another, in case it doesn't rain.

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day - and another, in case it doesn't rain.

I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.

I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough. ---->>>

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.

Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided. ---->>>

I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing. ---->>>

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it. ---->>>

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before. ---->>>

I didn't discover curves; I only uncovered them. ---->>>

Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I'm tired.

Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I'm tired.

I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.

I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.

A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up. ---->>>

I always say, keep a diary and someday it'll keep you. ---->>>

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.

Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried. ---->>>

Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins. ---->>>

I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure. ---->>>

When women go wrong, men go right after them.

When women go wrong, men go right after them.

Sex is emotion in motion.

Sex is emotion in motion.

If I asked for a cup of coffee, someone would search for the double meaning. ---->>>

Love thy neighbor - and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier. ---->>>

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.

Right now I think censorship is necessary; the things they're doing and saying in films right now just shouldn't be allowed. There's no dignity anymore and I think that's very important. ---->>>

Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.

Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.

Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.

Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.

Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is. ---->>>

The score never interested me, only the game. ---->>>

It isn't what I do, but how I do it. It isn't what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it. ---->>>

A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.

A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.

I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked. ---->>>

A woman in love can't be reasonable - or she probably wouldn't be in love. ---->>>

It is better to be looked over than overlooked.

It is better to be looked over than overlooked.

When I'm good I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better. ---->>>

Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.

Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.

It's not the men in my life that count, it's the life in my men. ---->>>

Give a man a free hand and he'll run it all over you. ---->>>

Any time you got nothing to do - and lots of time to do it - come on up. ---->>>

She's the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong. ---->>>

Don't keep a man guessing too long - he's sure to find the answer somewhere else. ---->>>

I only have 'yes' men around me. Who needs 'no' men?

I only have 'yes' men around me. Who needs 'no' men?

I speak two languages, Body and English. ---->>>

To err is human, but it feels divine.

To err is human, but it feels divine.

I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it. ---->>>

Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office.

Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office.

It's hard to be funny when you have to be clean. ---->>>

Too much of a good thing can be taxing.

Too much of a good thing can be taxing.

Keep a diary, and someday it'll keep you. ---->>>

Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.

Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.

I never loved another person the way I loved myself. ---->>>

His mother should have thrown him out and kept the stork.

His mother should have thrown him out and kept the stork.

A hard man is good to find.

A hard man is good to find.

Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from. ---->>>

He who hesitates is a damned fool.

He who hesitates is a damned fool.

I like a man who's good, but not too good - for the good die young, and I hate a dead one. ---->>>

It's not what I do, but the way I do it. It's not what I say, but the way I say it. ---->>>

Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.

Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.

One and one is two, and two and two is four, and five will get you ten if you know how to work it.

One and one is two, and two and two is four, and five will get you ten if you know how to work it.

He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.

He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.

The best way to hold a man is in your arms.

The best way to hold a man is in your arms.

A man in the house is worth two in the street.

A man in the house is worth two in the street.

I've been in more laps than a napkin. ---->>>

Don't marry a man to reform him - that's what reform schools are for. ---->>>

It takes two to get one in trouble.

It takes two to get one in trouble.

A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that's subtraction. ---->>>

I'm a woman of very few words, but lots of action. ---->>>

I've been things and seen places. ---->>>

I like restraint, if it doesn't go too far. ---->>>

Look your best - who said love is blind?

Look your best - who said love is blind?

Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a woman a ring. ---->>>

Personally, I like two types of men - domestic and foreign. ---->>>

It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any. ---->>>

Personality is the most important thing to an actress's success. ---->>>

I see you're a man with ideals. I better be going before you've still got them. ---->>>

I enjoyed the courtroom as just another stage but not so amusing as Broadway. ---->>>

Biography

Name: Mae West
Nationality: American
Born: August 17, 1893
Birthplace: Brooklyn, New York, United States
Die: 11-22, 1980
Occupation: Actress
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Mary Jane "Mae" West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades. Known for her lighthearted bawdy double entendres, and breezy sexual independence, West made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the stage in New York City before moving to Hollywood to become a comedian, actress, and writer in the motion picture industry, as well as appearing on radio and television (wikipedia)