Bette Davis Quotes, Sayings, Remarks, Thoughts and Speeches



Bette Davis Quotes and Sayings

Bette Davis Quotes, Quotations, Sayings, Remarks and Thoughts
Name:
Bette Davis (random)
Books & Videos:
Bette Davis Books & Videos
Type:
Actress
Nationality:
American
Birth Date / Year:
April 5, 1908
Death Date / Year:
October 6, 1989
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  • 1
    A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 2
    Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 3
    An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring... I ought to know. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 4
    Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 5
    Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it's not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 6
    Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 7
    Everybody has a heart. Except some people. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 8
    From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 9
    Gay Liberation? I ain't against it, it's just that there's nothing in it for me. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 10
    Good actors I've worked with all started out making faces in a mirror, and you keep making faces all your life. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 11
    Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty, but I fought for realism. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 12
    I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 13
    I am just too much. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 14
    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. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 15
    I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 16
    I don't think of myself as a character actress - that's become a phrase which means you've had it. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 17
    I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don't remember ever having seen one weep. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 18
    I never did pal around with actresses. Their talk usually bored me to tears. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 19
    I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 20
    I sent my flowers across the hall to Mrs Nixon but her husband remembered what a Democrat I am and sent them back. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 21
    I survived because I was tougher than anybody else. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 22
    I was never very interested in boys - and there were plenty of them - vying with one another to see how many famous women they would get into the hay. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 23
    I was the Marlon Brando of my generation. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 24
    I went back to work because someone had to pay for the groceries. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 25
    I will never be below the title. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 26
    I will not retire while I've still got my legs and my make-up box. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 27
    I work to stay alive. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 28
    I'd luv to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 29
    I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 30
    I'm the nicest goddamn dame that ever lived. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 31
    I've always liked men better than women. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 32
    I've lost my faith in science. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 33
    If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 34
    In this business, until you're known as a monster you're not a star. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 35
    In this rat-race everybody's guilty till proved innocent! Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 36
    It is my last wish to be burried sitting up. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 37
    Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 38
    Locations are all tough, all miserable. I never left the sound stage for 18 years at Warners. We never went outside the studio, not even for big scenes. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 39
    Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone-but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 40
    Men become much more attractive when they start looking older. But it doesn't do much for women, though we do have an advantage: make-up. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 41
    My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 42
    Oh, don't let's ask for the moon. We've already got the stars. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 43
    Old age is no place for sissies. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 44
    People often become actresses because of something they dislike about themselves: They pretend they are someone else. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 45
    Psychoanalysis. Almost went three times - almost. Then I decided what was peculiar about me was probably what made me successful. I've seen some very talented actors go into analysis and really lose it. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 46
    Sex is God's joke on human beings. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 47
    Strong women only marry weak men. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 48
    That's me: an old kazoo with some sparklers. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 49
    The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane? Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 50
    The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 51
    The only reason anyone goes to Broadway is because they can't get work in the movies. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 52
    There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 53
    This has always been a motto of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 54
    To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 55
    To look back is to relax one's vigil. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 56
    Today everyone is a star - they're all billed as 'starring' or 'also starring'. In my day, we earned that recognition. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 57
    Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 58
    We movie stars all end up by ourselves. Who knows? Maybe we want to. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 59
    When a man gives his opinion he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion she's a bitch. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 60
    Why am I so good at playing bitches? I think it's because I'm not a bitch. Maybe that's why Miss Crawford always plays ladies. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 61
    With the newspaper strike on, I wouldn't consider dying. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF
  • 62
    Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation. Bette Davis | Refcard PDF

 

  

  

 

  

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