Mae West

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Mae West

It’s not the men in my life that count, it’s the life in my men.
Mae West

To err is human, but it feels divine.
Mae West

Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
Mae West

Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
Mae West

When I’m good I’m very, very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better.
Mae West

Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.
Mae West

It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Mae West

I like restraint, if it doesn’t go too far.
Mae West

I only have ‘yes’ men around me. Who needs ‘no’ men?
Mae West

A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that’s subtraction.
Mae West

He who hesitates is a damned fool.
Mae West

I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.
Mae West

She’s the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong.
Mae West

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

A man’s kiss is his signature.
Mae West

Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.
Mae West

A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.
Mae West

A hard man is good to find.
Mae West

Sex is emotion in motion.
Mae West

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Mae West

I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.
Mae West

I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.
Mae West

I never loved another person the way I loved myself.
Mae West

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day – and another, in case it doesn’t rain.
Mae West

Give a man a free hand and he’ll run it all over you.
Mae West

When women go wrong, men go right after them.
Mae West

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

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
Mae West

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

Keep a diary, and someday it’ll keep you.
Mae West

Whenever I’m caught between two evils, I take the one I’ve never tried.
Mae West

It’s hard to be funny when you have to be clean.
Mae West

Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.
Mae West

I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.
Mae West

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

When I’m good, I’m very good. But when I’m bad I’m better.
Mae West

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.
Mae West

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.
Mae West

It’s not what I do, but the way I do it. It’s not what I say, but the way I say it.
Mae West

Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I’m tired.
Mae West

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

He’s the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.
Mae West

Too much of a good thing can be taxing.
Mae West

Don’t marry a man to reform him – that’s what reform schools are for.
Mae West

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.
Mae West

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

The score never interested me, only the game.
Mae West

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

Love isn’t an emotion or an instinct – it’s an art.
Mae West

I’m a woman of very few words, but lots of action.
Mae West

I didn’t discover curves; I only uncovered them.
Mae West

Look your best – who said love is blind?
Mae West

It takes two to get one in trouble.
Mae West

I’ve been things and seen places.
Mae West

I’ve been in more laps than a napkin.
Mae West

I speak two languages, Body and English.
Mae West

A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.
Mae West

Personally, I like two types of men – domestic and foreign.
Mae West

I’m no model lady. A model’s just an imitation of the real thing.
Mae West

Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can’t figure out what from.
Mae West

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

Cultivate your curves – they may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided.
Mae West

Any time you got nothing to do – and lots of time to do it – come on up.
Mae West

A woman in love can’t be reasonable – or she probably wouldn’t be in love.
Mae West

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.
Mae West

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

Don’t keep a man guessing too long – he’s sure to find the answer somewhere else.
Mae West

I like a man who’s good, but not too good – for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.
Mae West

Love thy neighbor – and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier.
Mae West

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.
Mae West

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

I always say, keep a diary and someday it’ll keep you.
Mae West

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

Personality is the most important thing to an actress’s success.
Mae West

I believe that it’s better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.
Mae West

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.
Mae West

His mother should have thrown him out and kept the stork.
Mae West

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