88 Mae West Famous Quotes On Men, Aging and Love

These Mae West Quotes will give you a glimpse of the mind of the wittiest sex goddess and forthright woman of her era.

Mary Jane West famous for the name Mae West was born on August 17, 1893, was an American stage and film actress, playwright, screenwriter, singer. She was a sex symbol who ruled the industry for over seven decades. She is still one of the most talked-about Hollywood personalities.

Mae West Famous Quotes

Mae West was particularly famous for her wit which made her a popular star in the depression-era audience. She is known to be the wittiest sex goddess and forthright woman of her era.

At the age of 14, she started her career as a Vaudeville performer. After some years, she moved to Broadway, and throughout the 1910s to the early 1930s, she worked in plays. She debuted as an actress in the movie Night After Night in 1932.

Mae West has done 12 films in her career and after that, she wrote books and plays and continued to perform on radio and television, and recorded rock ‘n roll albums. She has also been voted as the 15th greatest female screen legend of classic American cinema in 1999.

Check out the collection of Mae West Quotes if you want to know more about her.

Mae West Quotes

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”
― Mae West

“Women like a man with a past, but they prefer a man with a present.”
― Mae West

“I never loved another person the way I loved myself.”
― Mae West

“I’m single because I was born that way.”
― Mae West

Mae West Famous Quotes On Men, Aging and Love

“The score never interested me, only the game.”
― Mae West

“He who hesitates is a damned fool.”
― Mae West

“Keep a diary and one day it’ll keep you.”
― Mae West

“JUDGE: Are you trying to show contempt for this court? MAE WEST: I was doin’ my best to hide it.”
― Mae West

Mae West Famous Quotes On Men, Aging and Love

“Sex is an emotion in motion.”
― Mae West

“She’s the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong.”
― Mae West

Mae West Quotes On Men

“Look your best – who said love is blind? ”
― Mae West

“I’ve been things and seen places.”
― Mae West

Mae West Famous Quotes On Men, Aging and Love

“There are no good girls gone wrong – just bad girls found out.”
― Mae West

“Women with pasts interest men because they hope history will repeat itself.”
― Mae West

“His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.”
― Mae West

“I only read biographies, metaphysics and psychology. I can dream up my own fiction.”
― Mae West

Mae West Famous Quotes On Men, Aging and Love

“I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it.”
― Mae West

“I’m a woman of very few words, but lots of action.”
― Mae West

“A woman in love can’t be reasonable–or she probably wouldn’t be in love.”
― Mae West

“An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.”
― Mae West

Mae West Famous Quotes On Men, Aging and Love

Mae West Quotes On Women

“Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.”
― Mae West, Wit & Wisdom of Mae West

“To err is human – but it feels divine.”
― Mae West

“One more drink and I’ll be under the host.”
― Mae West

“I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.”
― Mae West

Mae West Famous Quotes On Men, Women, Aging and Love

“A man’s kiss is his signature.”
― Mae West

“Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?”
― Mae West

“Everyone has the right to run his own life- even if you’re heading for a crash. What I’m against is blind flying.”
― Mae West

“Cultivate your curves – they may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided.”
― Mae West

Mae West Famous Quotes On Men, Women, Aging and Love

“Love isn’t an emotion or an instinct – it’s an art.”
― Mae West

“I have found men who didn’t know how to kiss. I’ve always found time to teach them.”
― Mae West

Mae West Quotes On Aging

“Love is like a booger, you pick and pick at it. Then when you get it you wonder how to get rid of it.”
― Mae West

“I’m no model lady. A model’s just an imitation of the real thing.”
― Mae West

Mae West Famous Quotes On Men, Women, Aging and Love

“No one can have everything, so you have to try for what you want most.”
― Mae West

“If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!”
― Mae West

“I’ve been in more laps than a napkin.”
― Mae West

“Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.”
― Mae West

Mae West Famous Quotes On Men, Women, Aging and Love

“I see you’re a man with ideals. I better be going before you’ve still got them.”
― Mae West

“Men are my hobby, if I ever got married I’d have to give it up.”
― Mae West

“It’s all right for a perfect stranger to kiss your hand as long as he’s perfect.”
― Mae West

“Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can’t figure out what from.”
― Mae West

Mae West Famous Quotes On Men, Women, Aging and Love

Mae West Sayings

“Don’t marry a man to reform him – that’s what reform schools are for.”
― Mae West

“Getting married is like trading in the adoration of many for the sarcasm of one.”
― Mae West

“I saw what a mess a lot of people could make of their lives when they’re smitten. Some of them go temporarily insane. They find a person who they think holds the key to their happiness-the only key to their happiness… My work has always been my greatest happiness”
― Mae West

“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!”
― Mae West

Mae West Famous Quotes and Sayings

“It isn’t what I do, but how I do it. It isn’t what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it.”
― Mae West

“When women go wrong, men go right after them.”
― Mae West

“The best way to hold a man is in your arms.”
― Mae West

“Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.”
― Mae West

Mae West Famous Quotes and Sayings

“Goodness, what beautiful diamonds!’ ‘Goodness had nothing to do with it’.”
― Mae West

“Good women are no fun… The only good woman I can recall in history was Betsy Ross. And all she ever made was a flag.”
― Mae West

Mae West Famous Quotes

“A hard man is good to find.”
― Mae West

“I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.”
― Mae West

Mae West Famous Quotes and Sayings

“You may admire a girl’s curves on the first introduction, but the second meeting shows up new angles.”
― Mae West

“The curve is more powerful than the sword.”
― Mae West

“I didn’t discover curves; I only uncovered them.”
― Mae West

“I wrote the story myself. It’s about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.”
― Mae West

Mae West Famous Quotes and Sayings

“Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I’m tired.”
― Mae West

“Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.”
― Mae West

“If I had known I was going to live this long, I would have taken better care of myself.”
― Mae West

“It is better to be looked over than overlooked.”
― Mae West

Mae West Famous Quotes and Sayings

Best Mae West Quotes

“A man in the house is worth two on the street.”
― Mae West, Goodness Had Nothing To Do With It

“I’ve no time for broads who want to rule the world alone. Without men, who’d do up the zipper on the back of your dress? ”
― Mae West

“Men are all alike – except the one you’ve met who’s different.”
― Mae West

“A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.”
― Mae West

Best Mae West Famous Quotes and Sayings

“Brains are an asset, if you hide them.”
― Mae West

“I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.”
― Mae West

“I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.”
― Mae West

“Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.”
― Mae West

Best Mae West Famous Quotes and Sayings

“You can do what you want, but saving love doesn’t bring any interest.”
― Mae West

“Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.”
― Mae West

Mae West One Liners

“Woman: You certainly know the way to a man’s heart.
Mae West: Funny, too, ’cause I don’t know how to cook.”
― Mae West

“Marriage is a fine institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.”
― Mae West, The 2,548 Best Things Anybody Ever Said

Best Mae West Famous Quotes and One Liners

“Good sex is like good bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand.”
― Mae West

“I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor, and rich is better.”
― Mae West

“Don’t keep a man guessing too long – he’s sure to find the answer somewhere else”
― Mae West

“When in doubt, take a bath…”
― Mae West

Best Mae West Famous Quotes and One Liners

“You are never too old to become younger!”
― Mae West

“What’s the good of resisting temptation? There’ll always be more.”
― Mae West

“Love thy neighbor — and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier.”
― Mae West

“Sex with love is the greatest thing in life. But sex without love — that’s not so bad either.”
― Mae West

Best Mae West Famous Quotes and One Liners

Mae West Quotes On Love And Dating

“It’s not the men in your life that matters, it’s the life in your men.”
― Mae West

“If I can’t a man with a million dollars, I’ll a million men with one dollar.”
― Mae West

“When I’m good, I’m very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better. ”
― Mae West

“Girls who responded to the advertisement and then were willing to put themselves under Fong’s wing, so to speak, till they could be inspected by the theatrical agent’ were of a type that had no important family ties. (…) Each had a story behind her, but it was the story of the hundreds, the thousands. It was the story of a little ambition and a great hope; of immense trust and a few brains; of false pride and tragic courage. They were but units in the great mass of humanity which seem destined to struggle vainly for any realization of happiness and who go under in the backwash of the tide of living.”
― Mae West, She Done Him Wrong

“Don’t cry for a man who’s left you–the next one may fall for your smile.”
― Mae West

“Gentlemen prefer blondes, but who says blondes prefer gentlemen?”
― Mae West

“I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.”
― Mae West

“All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.”
― Mae West, Wit & Wisdom of Mae West

Did you like these quotes of Mae West?

Even though she was often struggled with censorship but it never made her change her witty sense of humor. She was well-known for her edgy and sexually suggested dialogue. West became so frustrated by the Production Code constantly disrupting her vision, she decided to take a 27-years break from the film industry.

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