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.”
“Fasten your seatbelts, it's going to be a bumpy night!”
“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)
She did it the hard way.”
“I was the first star who ever came out of the water looking wet.”