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

Mae West on live
214

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

Mae West on nudity
18

There are no good girls gone wrong, just bad girls found out.

Mae West on shame
18

He who hesitates is a damned fool.

Mae West on procrastination
13

Too much of a good thing is wonderful.

Mae West on wonderful
13

It is better to be looked over than overlooked.

Mae West on obscurity
10
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A woman in love can't be reasonable - or she probably wouldn't be in love.

When I have to choose between two evils, I always try to pick the one I haven't tried before.

Mae West on choice
8

When women go wrong, men go right after them.

Mae West on men
7

I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.

Mae West on sex
5

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

Mae West on temptation
5

I never loved another person the way I loved myself.

Mae West on love
5

I used to be snow white, but I drifted.

Mae West on virtue
5
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A woman in love can't be reasonable - or she probably wouldn't be in love.

About Mae West

Name Mae West
Quotes 95 quotations
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday August 17, 1893
About Mae West (August 17, 1893 – November 22, 1980) was an American actress, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol.Famous for her bawdy double entendres, West made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the stage in New York before moving to Hollywood to become a comedian, actress and writer in the motion picture industry.
Top topics love, evils, marriage, personality, worth

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

Mae West on fashion
4

It ain't sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any.

Mae West on break
4

He who hesitates is last.

Mae West on procrastination
4

Virtue has its own reward, but no sales at the box office.

Mae West on box
3

I only like two kinds of men; domestic and foreign.

Mae West on men
3

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

Mae West on asked
3
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You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

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

Mae West on times
3

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

Mae West on mother
3

When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad I'm better.

Mae West on bad
2

Women are as old as they feel and men are old when they lose their feelings.

Mae West on men
2

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

Mae West on mathematics
2

I'd like to see Paris before I die. Philadelphia will do.

Mae West on die
2
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Between two evils I always pick the one I never tried before.

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.

Mae West on ounce
1

Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.

Mae West on marriage
1

When it comes to finances, remember that there are no withholding taxes on the wages of sin.

Mae West on money
1

Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.

Mae West on things
1

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 on personality
1

A man's kiss is his signature.

Mae West on kiss
1

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 on way
1

Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from.

Mae West on meet
0

He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.

Mae West on marriage
0

A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up.

Mae West on tied
0

I like a man who's good, but not too good - for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.

Mae West on hate
0

It's hard to be funny when you have to be clean.

Mae West on humor
0

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

Mae West on hold
0

A man in love is like a clipped coupon -- it's time to cash in.

Mae West on love
0

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

Mae West on climbed
0

Love isn't an emotion or an instinct - it's an art.

Mae West on love
0

I only have 'yes' men around me. Who needs 'no' men?

Mae West on men
0

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 on look
0

Personality is the most important thing to an actress's success.

Mae West on success
0

I always say, keep a diary and someday it'll keep you.

Mae West on diary
0

Keep a diary, and someday it'll keep you.

Mae West on diary
0

I have found men who didn't know how to kiss. I've always found time to teach them.

Mae West on kissing
0

It's not the men in my life that counts, it's the life in my men.

Mae West on count
0

Personally, I like two types of men - domestic and foreign.

Mae West on personally
0

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

Mae West on man
0

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

Mae West on humor
0