Mae West Quotes (152 Quotes)


    A man in the house is worth two in the street.

    I believe in the single standard for men and women.

    Come up some time, and see me.

    Keep a diary and one day it'll keep you.

    'Why don't you come up sometime 'n see me I'm home every evening.... Come up. I'll tell your fortune.... Ah, you can be had.'


    I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.

    Personality is the most important thing to an actress's success.

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

    I wrote the story myself. It's all about a girl who lost her reputation but never missed it.

    Personally, I like two types of men - domestic and foreign.

    Success is a two-bladed golden sword it knights one and stabs one at the same time.

    Men Sure, I've known lots of them. But I never found one I liked well enough to marry. Besides, I've always been busy with my work. Marriage is a career in itself and to make a success of it you've got to keep working at it. So until I can give the

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

    When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.

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

    I can always tell a lady when I see one. Yeah What do you tell 'em

    He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.

    Come up and see me sometime.

    Goodness, what beautiful diamonds Goodness had nothing to do with it.

    I always say, keep a diary and someday it'll keep you.

    It's not the men in my life, but the life in my men.

    Right now I think censorship is necessary; the things they're doing and saying in films right now just shouldn't be allowed. There's no dignity anymore and I think that's very important.

    A man's kiss is his signature.

    Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.

    You ain't no oil paintin' but you are a fascinatin' monster.

    Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.

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

    The best way to hold a man is in your arms.

    Whenever I have to choose between two evils, I always like to try the one I haven't tried before.

    Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a woman a ring.

    Don't marry a man to reform him - that's what reform schools are for.

    So many men, so little time.

    A girl in the convertible is worth five in the phone book.

    It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any.

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

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

    Virtue has its own reward, but has no sale at the box office.

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

    To err is human, but it feels divine.

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

    I wrote the story myself. It's about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.

    There are no good girls gone wrong, just bad girls found out.

    I enjoyed the courtroom as just another stage but not so amusing as Broadway.

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

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

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

    It is better to be looked over than overlooked.

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

    Per Alexander Pope (1734) Vice is a monster of so frightful mienAs to be hated, needs but to be seenBut seen too oft, familiar with her faceWe first endure, then pity, then embrace. ... I began as Snow White but I drifted.

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


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