Author: Mae West

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

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

How tall are you cowboy?
I’m six feet and seven inches, ma’am.
Let’s forget about the six feet and talk about your seven inches.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

I feel like a million tonight… but one at a time.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

Ivan Valadov: For one kiss of your lips I would give half of my life.

Cleo Borden: Oh, see me tomorrow, I’ll kiss you twice.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

I've been on more laps than a napkin.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

Too much of a good thing is wonderful.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

Don't let a man put anything over on you except an umbrella.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

Don’t marry a man to reform him; that’s what reform schools are for.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

Judge: Miss West, are you trying to show contempt for this court?

Mae West: On the contrary, Your Honor, I was doin' my best to conceal it.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

I consider sex a misdemeanor, the more I miss, de meaner I get.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

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

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

Love conquers all things… except poverty and toothache.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

A man in love is like a clipped coupon… it's time to cash in.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

I go for two kinds of men… the kind with muscles, and the kind without.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

I see you're a man with ideals; I guess I better be going while you've still got them.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

Brains are an asset to the woman in love who's smart enough to hide 'em.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

He who hesitates is a damn fool.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

I do all my writing in bed; everybody knows I do my best work there.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

It is better to be looked over than overlooked.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol

Sex is like a game of bridge… if you don't have a good partner, you need a good hand.

(1893 – 1980) actress, playwright, screenwriter & sex symbol
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