Bette Davis Quotes

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The act of sex, gratifying as it may be, is God's joke on humanity.

sex

If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent.
— Bette Davis

parenting

The person who wants to make it has to sweat.  There are no short cuts.

sweat

Joan always cries a lot.  Her tear ducts must be very close to her bladder.

actors

The real actor–like any real artist—has a direct line to the collective heart.

actors

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

marriage

I have always been driven by some distant music—a battle hymn no doubt—for I have been at war from the beginning.

actors

No set goal achieved satisfies.  Success only breeds a new goal.  The golden apple devoured has seeds.  It is endless.

goals success

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.

enemies

My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.

actors

Love is not enough.  It must be the foundation, the cornerstone—but not the complete structure.  It is much too pliable, too yielding.

love

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

hard work inspirational wealth success

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.

money sweat

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.

apples

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.

actors