Author: Mae West

Don't ever make the same mistake twice, unless it pays.

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

Jeff Badger: I wonder what kind of a woman you really are.

Flower Belle Lee: Too bad, but I can’t give out samples.

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

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

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

It takes two to get one in trouble.

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

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

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

Beulah, peel me a grape.

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

It’s not the men in your life that matters, it’s the life in your men.

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

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

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

Men are easy to get but hard to keep.

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

Whenever I’m caught between two evils, I take the one I never tried.

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

I’m the lady who works at Paramount all day… and Fox all night.

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

Women with "pasts" interest men because men hope that history will repeat itself.

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

I've been things and seen places.

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

I'm single because I was born that way.

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

Cleo Borden: Yeah, for a long time I was ashamed of the way I lived.
Young Fellow: You mean to say you reformed?
Cleo Borden: No, I got over being ashamed.

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

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.

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

Serge: I hope you will be alone.

Lady Lou: So do I, warm, dark, and handsome.

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

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

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

Too much of a good thing… can be wonderful.

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

You can say what you like about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.

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

He who hesitates is last.

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