Bette Davis quotes
“Sex is God's joke on human beings.”
“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.”
“People often become actresses because of something they dislike about themselves: so they pretend they are someone else.”
“If Hollywood didn't work out I was all prepared to be the best secretary in the world.”
“- Joan Winfield: Don't you get lonesome being here all alone?
- Pop Tolliver: No, I like people. Not seeing many of them keeps me liking them.”
“A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.”
“I'd marry again if I found a man who had 15 million and would sign over half of it to me before the marriage and guarantee he'd be dead within a year.”
“If you want a thing well done, get a couple of old broads to do it.”
“My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.”
“- Lloyd Richards: There comes a time that a piano realizes that it has not written a concerto.
- Margo: And you, I take it, are the Paderewski who plays his concerto on me, the piano?”
“- Bill Simpson: You have every reason for happiness.
- Margo: Except happiness!”
“- Margo: As it happens, there are particular aspects of my life to which I would like to maintain sole and exclusive rights and privileges.
- Bill Simpson: For instance what?
- Margo: For instance: you!”
“- Birdie: There's a message from the bartender. Does Miss Channing know she ordered domestic gin by mistake?
- Margo: The only thing I ordered by mistake is the guests. They're domestic, too, and they don't care what they drink as long as it burns!”
“I detest cheap sentiment.”
“I'll admit I may have seen better days, but I'm still not to be had for the price of a cocktail, like a salted peanut.”
“Funny business, a woman's career - the things you drop on your way up the ladder so you can move faster. You forget you'll need them again when you get back to being a woman. That's one career all females have in common, whether we like it or not: being a woman. Sooner or later, we've got to work at it, no matter how many other careers we've had...” (continue)(continue reading)
“Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!”
She did it the hard way.”
“I was the first star who ever came out of the water looking wet.”