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Mae West
One of my favorite actresses from black and white films.
Famous for one liner comments. I grew up watching her...where are the "popular film" witty people of today? Is it a bygone style to think that double entendres are sexy or witty.
Well, here is a list of Mae West quotes...

Goodness had nothing to do with it, dearie.
Response to an exclamation, "Goodness! What lovely diamonds!"

Is that a pistol in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
She Done Him Wrong (1933)

I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.
I'm No Angel (1933)[1]

When I'm good, I'm very good. When I'm bad, I'm better.
I'm No Angel (1933)[1]

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
I'm No Angel (1933)[1]

Between two evils, I generally like to pick the one I never tried before.
Klondike Annie (1936) Sometimes quoted as: "When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before."[2]

A man in the house is worth two in the street.
Belle of the Nineties

It's not the men in your life that matters, it's the life in your men
I'm No Angel

When women go wrong, men go right after them.
She Done Him Wrong[3]

One and one is two; two and two is four; and "five will get you ten" if you work it right!
My Little Chickadee[4]

I feel like a million tonight. But one at a time.
Myra Breckinridge

To a young actor: How tall are you without your horse? Six foot, seven inches. Never mind the six feet. Let's talk about the seven inches!
Myra Breckinridge


A hard man is good to find.

An orgasm a day keeps the doctor away.

On handling men: Tell the pretty ones they're smart and tell the smart ones they're pretty.

Give a man a free hand and he'll run it all over you.[6]

He who hesitates is a damned fool.

It's hard to find a good man, but it's good to find a hard one.

His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.

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

I consider sex a misdemeanor; the more I miss, de meaner I get.

I do all my best work in bed.

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

I wrote the story myself. It's about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.

I've been in more laps than a napkin.[6]

It is better to be looked over than being overlooked.

Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.

Marriage is a fine institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.[6]

Reputation is everything.

Men are like Cigars, If you don't attend to them, they go out.

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.

Sex is an emotion in motion.

Sex is like bridge; if you don't have a good partner, you better have a good hand.[7]

Sex with love is the greatest thing in life. But sex without love— that's not so bad either.

She's the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong.[6]

Speak up for yourself, or you'll end up a rug.

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

Too much of a good thing can be simply wonderful.

When you get the personality, you don't need the nudity.

You can say what you like about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.

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


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