Author: Mae West

Curve: The loveliest distance between two points.

(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

Girls, give all your gentlemen friends an even break, even if you have to break them in the attempt.

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

He's so crooked he uses a corkscrew for a ruler.

(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

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

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

Some men are all right in their place… if they only knew the right places!

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

Two and two is four and five will get you ten if you know how to work it.

(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

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

It is better to be looked over than overlooked.

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

Too much of a good thing can be taxing.

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

It's [a movie script] about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.

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

Novelties and notions? What kind of notions you got?

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

Virtue has its own reward, but no box office.

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

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

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

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

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

I like restraint, if it doesn't go too far.

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

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

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

It’s not the men in my life that counts, it’s the life in my men.

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

One and one is two, and two and two is four, and five will get you ten if you know how to work it.

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