Author: Mae West

Hedda Hopper: How do you know so much about men?

West: Baby, I went to night school.

(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

Kiss and make up – but too much makeup has ruined many a kiss.

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

I’m no angel, but I’ve spread my wings a bit.

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

The finest woman that ever walked the streets.

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

I don't know a lot about politics, but I can recognize a good party man when I see one.

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

Good girls go to heaven; bad girls go everywhere else.

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

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

(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

Novelties and notions? What kind of notions you got?

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

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

(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

Sex is emotion in motion.

(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

I've been on more laps than a napkin.

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

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

(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

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

(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

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

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

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

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