His mother should have thrown him out and kept the stork.
— Mae West
I enjoyed the courtroom as just another stage but not so amusing as Broadway.
It isn't what I do, but how I do it. It isn't what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it.
Don't keep a man guessing too long - he's sure to find the answer somewhere else.
A woman in love can't be reasonable - or she probably wouldn't be in love.
Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a woman a ring.
Personally, I like two types of men - domestic and foreign.
I've been in more laps than a napkin.
Look your best - who said love is blind?
Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.
One and one is two, and two and two is four, and five will get you ten if you know how to work it.
Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.
I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
It's hard to be funny when you have to be clean.
If I asked for a cup of coffee, someone would search for the double meaning.
Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.
I always say, keep a diary and someday it'll keep you.
Love thy neighbor - and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier.
I see you're a man with ideals. I better be going before you've still got them.
Any time you got nothing to do - and lots of time to do it - come on up.
Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from.
A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up.
I've been things and seen places.
I didn't discover curves; I only uncovered them.
The best way to hold a man is in your arms.
An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.
Too much of a good thing can be taxing.
Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I'm tired.
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.
I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.
Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried.
I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
Personality is the most important thing to an actress's success.
A man in the house is worth two in the street.
I like a man who's good, but not too good - for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.
All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.
Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.
I speak two languages, Body and English.
It takes two to get one in trouble.
I'm a woman of very few words, but lots of action.
The score never interested me, only the game.
Don't marry a man to reform him - that's what reform schools are for.
He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.
It's not what I do, but the way I do it. It's not what I say, but the way I say it.
When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad I'm better.
Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.
Keep a diary, and someday it'll keep you.