Bette Davis

Bette Davis was a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress of stage, screen and television.
Found 45 thoughts of Bette Davis

Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it.

Bette Davis

Everybody has a heart. Except some people.

Bette Davis

I'm the nicest goddamn dame that ever lived.

Bette Davis

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

Bette Davis

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.

Bette Davis

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

Bette Davis

It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.

Bette Davis

Strong women only marry weak men.

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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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I will never be below the title.

Bette Davis

This became a credo of mine...attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.

Bette Davis

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

Bette Davis

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

Bette Davis

Sex is God's joke on human beings.

Bette Davis

I work to stay alive.

Bette Davis

Gay Liberation? I ain't against it, it's just that there's nothing in it for me.

Bette Davis

Locations are all tough, all miserable. I never left the sound stage for 18 years at Warners. We never went outside the studio, not even for big scenes.

Bette Davis

The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.

Bette Davis

I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don't remember ever having seen one weep.

Bette Davis

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.

Bette Davis

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

Bette Davis

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

Bette Davis

With the newspaper strike on, I wouldn't consider dying.

Bette Davis

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.

Bette Davis

Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty, but I fought for realism.

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