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Bette Davis – 26 Quotes

 

26 Quotes by Bette Davis

 

Old age is no place for sissies.

– Bette Davis


The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

– Bette Davis


I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn’t dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.

– Bette Davis


In this business, until you’re known as a monster you’re not a star.

– Bette Davis


I’ve lost my faith in science.

– Bette Davis


I was never very interested in boys – and there were plenty of them – vying with one another to see how many famous women they would get into the hay.

– Bette Davis


Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I’m afraid it did.

– Bette Davis


I’d luv to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair.

– Bette Davis


Sex is God’s joke on human beings.

– Bette Davis


Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.

– Bette Davis


A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.

– Bette Davis


Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it’s not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.

– Bette Davis


An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring… I ought to know.

– Bette Davis


I’d marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he’d be dead within a year.

– Bette Davis


Men become much more attractive when they start looking older. But it doesn’t do much for women, though we do have an advantage: make-up.

– Bette Davis


Strong women only marry weak men.

– Bette Davis


To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.

– Bette Davis


I don’t take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.

– Bette Davis


The only reason anyone goes to Broadway is because they can’t get work in the movies.

– Bette Davis


I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless.

– Bette Davis


There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.

– Bette Davis


I’ve always liked men better than women.

– Bette Davis


Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.

– Bette Davis


I went back to work because someone had to pay for the groceries.

– Bette Davis


I work to stay alive.

– Bette Davis


This has always been a motto of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.

– Bette Davis


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