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Mae West Quotes
Saucy! Me? You Bet.
"To err is human---but it feels divine."
Like most women in Hollywood, Mae West was exploited for her curves. She was venerated as one of the most famous sex symbols of 30s and 40.
The woman also had a solid gift for the gab. This page is dedicated to some of her most memorable quotes.
"Goodness had nothing to do with it."
Mae West in Brief
DOB: August 17, 1892
POB: Brooklyn, New York
DOD: November 22, 1980
Profession: Vaudeville Performer, Broadway and Film Actress, Playwright
* She Done Him Wrong
* Klondike Annie
* My Little Chickadee
* I'm No Angel
"I climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong."
Mae West: It Ain't No Sin
"Sex goddess, Hollywood star, transgressive playwright, author, blues singer, and vaudeville brat---Mae West remains the twentieth century’s greatest comedienne. She made an everlasting mark in trailblazing Broadway plays such as Sex and The Constant Sinner and in films such as She Done Him Wrong, Klondike Annie, and I’m No Angel...the first biography to make use of Mae’s recently uncovered personal papers, offering an unprecedented view into the endless creative drive and daring wit of this legendary star."
"When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better."
"I used to be Snow White... but I drifted"
"I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it."
"A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up."
Three Plays by Mae West - Sex, The Drag and Pleasure Man
"Mae West was, without question, one of the most famous and controversial figures of her era. She was a tough-talking, wise-cracking vaudeville performer who made her way onto the Broadway stage and then into the hearts of the American public with a highly visible Hollywood film career. Rarely, however, do people think of Mae West as a writer even though she wrote eight scripts for the stage and her own dialogue for many of her films."
"It is better to be looked over than overlooked."
"Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried."
Mae West - The Glamour Collection
"Sexy and curvaceous Hollywood icon Mae West made a name for herself with the five films gathered here. MAE WEST: THE GLAMOUR COLLECTION includes the films NIGHT AFTER NIGHT I'M NO ANGEL GOIN' TO TOWN GO WEST YOUNG MAN and MY LITTLE CHIKADEE. See individual descriptions for details"
"Sex is an emotion in motion."
Mae West, On Men
"I see you're a man with ideals. I guess I better be going while you've still got them."
"A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that's subtraction."
"It's not the men in my life that counts; it's the life in my men."
"When women go wrong, men go right after them."
"A man in love is like a clipped coupon--it's time to cash in."
"A man's kiss is his signature."
"When a girl goes wrong, men go right after her."
"I feel like a million tonight. But one at a time."
"Give a man a free hand and he'll try to put it all over you."
Finish this Sentence
During WWII British pilots honored her curvy figure by naming their inflatable life jackets "Mae Wests".
A Little More...
"I always say, keep a diary and someday it'll keep you."
"You're never too old to become younger."
"I have found men who didn't know how to kiss but I've always found time to teach them."
"I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it."
"Marriage is a great institution--but I'm not ready for an institution."
"Why Don't You Come Up Sometime and See Me"
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