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'Old age is no place for sissies.'


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'The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?'


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'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.'


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'In this business, until you're known as a monster you're not a star.'


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'I've lost my faith in science.'


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'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.'


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'I'd luv to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair.'


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'Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.'


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'Sex is God's joke on human beings.'


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'Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.'


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'A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.'


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'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.'


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'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.'


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'Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.'


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'An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring... I ought to know.'


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'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.'


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'Strong women only marry weak men.'


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'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.'


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'I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.'


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'The only reason anyone goes to Broadway is because they can't get work in the movies.'


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'Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.'


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'Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.'


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'I've lost my faith in science.'


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'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.'


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'The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?'


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'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.'


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'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.'


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'Strong women only marry weak men.'


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'I've always liked men better than women.'


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'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.'


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'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.'


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'Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.'


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'This has always been a motto of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.'


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'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.'


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'The only reason anyone goes to Broadway is because they can't get work in the movies.'


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'I work to stay alive.'


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'I went back to work because someone had to pay for the groceries.'

 

 

 

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