Bette Davis Quotes

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Born: April 5, 1908, Lowell, Massachusetts, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France, October 6, 1989
Occupation: Actor, Actress

1.
A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.
- Bette Davis

2.
An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring... I ought to know.
- Bette Davis

3.
Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
- Bette Davis

4.
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

5.
Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.
- Bette Davis

6.
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

7.
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

8.
I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.
- Bette Davis

9.
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

10.
I went back to work because someone had to pay for the groceries.
- Bette Davis

11.
I work to stay alive.
- Bette Davis

12.
I'd luv to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair.
- Bette Davis

13.
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

14.
I've always liked men better than women.
- Bette Davis

15.
I've lost my faith in science.
- Bette Davis

16.
In this business, until you're known as a monster you're not a star.
- Bette Davis

17.
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

18.
Old age is no place for sissies.
- Bette Davis

19.
Sex is God's joke on human beings.
- Bette Davis

20.
Strong women only marry weak men.
- Bette Davis

21.
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

22.
The only reason anyone goes to Broadway is because they can't get work in the movies.
- Bette Davis

23.
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

24.
This has always been a motto of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
- Bette Davis

25.
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

26.
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

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