Quotes by Mae West

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Mae West (August 17, 1892 or 1893 November 22, 1980) was an American actress, playwright, and sex symbol.

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

There are no good girls gone wrong, just bad girls found out.
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
It's not the men in my life that counts, it's the life in my men.
I never loved another person the way I loved myself.
It's hard to be funny when you have to be clean.
When it comes to finances, remember that there are no withholding taxes on the wages of sin.
You can say what you like about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.
I used to be snow white, but I drifted.
I only like two kinds of men; domestic and foreign.
When women go wrong, men go right after them.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Whenever I have to choose between two evils, I always like to try the one I haven't tried before.
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.
I go for two kinds of men. The kind with muscles, and the kind without.
Women are as old as they feel and men are old when they lose their feelings.
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.
When you get the personality, you don't need the nudity.
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.
He who hesitates is a damned fool.
It's about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.
A man in love is like a clipped coupon -- it's time to cash in.
I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.
It ain't sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any.
Virtue has its own reward, but no sales at the box office.
Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough
She’s the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success, wrong by wrong.
I’ve always had a weakness for foreign affairs.
An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.
It ain’t no sin if you crack a few laws now and then just so long as you don’t break any.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.
I’ve made it my business to make business my business.
Why don't you come up and see me sometime? Come up on Wednesday, that's amateur night.
A man in the house is worth two in the street.

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