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Mae West's Quotes you should know Before you Get Old


Mae West (born Mary Jane West; August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American stage and film actress, playwright, screenwriter, singer, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned over seven decades. She was known for her breezy sexual independence, and her lighthearted bawdy double entendres, often delivered in a husky contralto voice.

Mae West's Quotes you should know Before you Get Old

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”

“There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.”

“I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.”

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

“I wrote the story myself. It's about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.”

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

“Good sex is like a good bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand.”

“When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better. ”

“I'll try anything once, twice if I . it, three times to make sure.”

“I'm single because I was born that way.”

“Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.”

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

“Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.”

“A dame that knows the ropes isn't .ly to get tied up.”

“Marriage is a fine institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.”

“It's not the men in your life that matters, it's the life in your men.”

“Don't cry for a man who's left you--the next one may fall for your smile.”

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

“Sex is an emotion in motion.”

“I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it.”

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

“Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.”

“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!”

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

“It is better to be looked over than overlooked.”

“I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.”

“Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.”

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

“You are never too old to become younger!”

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

“Women like a man with a past, but they prefer a man with a present.”

“He who hesitates is a damned fool.”

“Look your best - who said love is blind? ”

“To err is human - but it feels divine.”

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

“Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?”

“I have found men who didn't know how to kiss. I've always found time to teach them.”

“If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!”.

“Men are my hobby, if I ever got married I'd have to give it up.”

“Getting married is . trading in the adoration of many for the sarcasm of one.”

“When women go wrong, men go right after them.”

“Good women are no fun... The only good woman I can recall in history was Betsy Ross. And all she ever made was a flag.”

“The curve is more powerful than the sword.”

“Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.”

“I've no time for broads who want to rule the world alone. Without men, who'd do up the zipper on the back of your dress? ”

“I never loved another person the way I loved myself.”

“The score never interested me, only the game.”

“Keep a diary and one day it'll keep you.”

“She's the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong.”

“JUDGE: Are you trying to show contempt for this court?


MAE WEST: I was doin' my best to hide it.”

“Women with pasts interest men because they hope history will repeat itself.”

“I've been things and seen places.”

“I only read biographies, metaphysics and psychology. I can dream up my own fiction.”

“I'm a woman of very few words, but lots of action.”

“An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.”

“One more drink and I'll be under the host.”

“Everyone has the right to run his own life- even if you're heading for a crash. What I'm against is blind flying.”

“A man’s kiss is his signature.”

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