Author: Mae West

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

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

Too much of a good thing… can be wonderful.

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

I have always felt a gift diamond shines so much better than one you buy for yourself.

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

Alison Skipworth: You forget I’ve been an actress for forty years.

West: Don’t worry dear, I’ll keep your secret.

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

Few men know how to kiss well. Fortunately, I've always had time to teach them.

(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

I speak two languages, Body and English.

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

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

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

Oh, arithmetic… I was always pretty good at figures myself.

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

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

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

Let men see what's coming to them, and women will get what's coming to them.

(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

Miss. Mabel Jellyman: Do you believe in love at first sight?

Maudie Triplett: I don’t know, but it saves an awful lot of time.

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

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

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

Wayne Carter: Aren’t you forgetting that you’re married?

Flower Belle: I’m doin’ my best.

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

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

(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

You can do what you want, but saving love doesn't bring any interest.

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

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

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

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

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

Men are easy to get but hard to keep.

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