Mae West Quotes

Most popular Mae West Quotes

Censorship made me.

censorship

Sex is an emotion in motion.

sex

A man's kiss is his signature.

kiss

He who hesitates is a damned fool.
— Mae West

hesitation

To err is human, but it feels divine.
— Mae West

sex

Too much of a good thing is wonderful.
— Mae West
You're never too old to become younger.
— Mae West
I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
— Mae West
Too much of a good thing can be taxing.
— Mae West

sex

Keep a diary and one day it'll keep you.
— Mae West

autobiography

The best way to hold a man is in your arms.
— Mae West
I like two types of men - domestic and foreign.
— Mae West

men

If you want to learn about the world go out in it.
— Mae West
I never loved another person the way I loved myself.
— Mae West

egotism

I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.
— Mae West

censorship

Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.
— Mae West
A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up.
— Mae West

feminism

When you got the personality, you don't need the nudity.
— Mae West
Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
— Mae West

morals funny

I believe in censorship.  After all, I made a fortune out of it.

censorship

It's not the men in my life that count, it's the life in my men.
— Mae West

men

You ought to get out of those wet clothes and into a dry martini.

martini

Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from.
— Mae West

feminism

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

marriage

I have found men who didn't know how to kiss. I've always found time to teach them.
— Mae West
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
— Mae West

vice

Hiring someone to write your autobiography is like hiring someone to take a bath for you.

funny autobiography

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

law

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

negotiation

Everything's in the mind. That's where it all starts. Knowing what you want is the first step toward getting it.
— Mae West

dreams

Money is of value for what it buys, and in love it buys time, place, intimacy, comfort, and a private corner alone.

money love

They say love is blind...and marriage is an institution. Well, I'm not ready for an institution for the blind just yet.
— Mae West
Makeup is not beauty.  When artfully applied, it merely enhances what's already there—the red paint on the fire engine.

makeup

All pleasures should be taken in great leisure and are worth going into in detail; love is not like eating a quick lunch with one's hat on.

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