Best quotes by the American Actress Mae West

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

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

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

He who hesitates is a damned fool.
  • Procrastination



It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
  • Obscurity

Too much of a good thing is wonderful.

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

I never loved another person the way I loved myself.
  • Love

When women go wrong, men go right after them.
  • Men

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

I used to be snow white, but I drifted.
  • Virtue

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

He who hesitates is last.
  • Procrastination

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!
  • appreciation

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.
  • Personality

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

It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any.
  • break

A man's kiss is his signature.
  • kiss

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


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Mae West virtue quotes

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I used to be snow white, but I drifted.
  • Virtue

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

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

When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
  • goodness

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Mae West marriage quotes

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

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

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

Marriage is a fine institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.
  • bachelorhood

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Mae West love quotes

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I never loved another person the way I loved myself.
  • Love

Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
  • all

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

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Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
  • funny

Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried.
  • between

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
  • between

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Mae West sex quotes

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

Sex is emotion in motion.
  • emotion

Sex is an emotion in motion.
  • sex

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Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
  • all

It's not what I do, but the way I do it. It's not what I say, but the way I say it.
  • way

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.
  • ounce

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.
  • Censorship



Goodness had nothing to do with it, dearie.
  • Goodness

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

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

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

I go for two kinds of men. The kind with muscles, and the kind without.
  • Men

My advice to those who think they have to take off their clothes to be a star is, once you're boned, what's left to create the illusion? Let em wonder. I never believed in giving them too much of me.
  • Nudity

I like restraint, if it doesn't go too far.
  • far

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

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

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

A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.
  • bald

A hard man is good to find.
  • hard

Sex is emotion in motion.
  • emotion

I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.
  • domestic

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day - and another, in case it doesn't rain.
  • dating

Give a man a free hand and he'll run it all over you.
  • free

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
  • funny

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

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

Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried.
  • between

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

Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.
  • cover

To err is human, but it feels divine.
  • divine

When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
  • between

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.
  • wonderful

Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I'm tired.
  • door

Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
  • easily

I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.
  • diet

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

Too much of a good thing can be taxing.
  • taxing

Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.
  • anything

Don't marry a man to reform him - that's what reform schools are for.
  • marry

One and one is two, and two and two is four, and five will get you ten if you know how to work it.
  • five

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

When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
  • goodness

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

I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.
  • modeling

To err is human - but it feels divine.
  • risque

Sex is an emotion in motion.
  • sex

Marriage is a fine institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.
  • bachelorhood


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