Quotations by West, Mae


I believe in censorship. After all, I made a fortune out of it.

Mae West (1892-1980) American film actress
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Added on 1-Feb-04 | Last updated 1-Feb-04
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He who hesitates is last.

Mae West (1892-1980) American film actress
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Added on 8-Nov-10 | Last updated 8-Nov-10
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You’re never too old to become younger.

Mae West (1892-1980) American film actress
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Added on 5-Jan-12 | Last updated 5-Jan-12
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You ought to get out of those wet clothes and into a dry martini.

Mae West (1892-1980) American film actress
Every Day’s a Holiday (movie) [Larmadou Graves] (1937)

West both starred in the film (as the recipient of this line, Peaches O'Day) and wrote the screenplay. Often attributed to Robert Benchley, who used the line in a film a few years later, and claimed he got it from a joke book.
Added on 16-Feb-18 | Last updated 16-Feb-18
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Makeup is not beauty. When artfully applied, it merely enhances what’s already there — the red paint on the fire engine.

Mae West (1892-1980) American film actress
Goodness Had Nothing to Do With It: The Autobiography of Mae West (1959)
Added on 26-Feb-18 | Last updated 26-Feb-18
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When I’m good, I’m very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better.

West - when im bad im better - wist_info quote

Mae West (1892-1980) American film actress
I’m No Angel (1933)
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Added on 29-Mar-16 | Last updated 29-Mar-16
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Marriage is a great institution — but I’m not ready for an institution.

Mae West (1892-1980) American film actress
I’m No Angel [Tira] (1933)

West played the character and wrote the screenplay.
Added on 13-Mar-19 | Last updated 13-Mar-19
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FRISCO DOLL: Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.

Mae West (1892-1980) American film actress
Klondike Annie (1936)
Added on 11-Nov-16 | Last updated 11-Nov-16
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