Dress gives one the outward sign from which people in general can, and often do, judge upon the inward state of mind and feelings.
Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.
I'm the girl that works at Paramount all day, and Fox all night.
Come up and see me sometime.
A man has more character in his face at forty than at twenty -- he has suffered longer.
I have always felt a gift diamond shines so much better than one you buy for yourself.
Men are easy to get but hard to keep.
I never loved another person the way I loved myself.
I've always had a weakness for foreign affairs.
A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that's subtraction.
We must fall in love with ourselves. I don't like myself. I'm crazy about myself.
They say love is blind...and marriage is an institution. Well, I'm not ready for an institution for the blind just yet.
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.
Women are as old as they feel -- and men are old when they lose their feelings.
What's life good fer anyhow? The minute you crawl into the world for no good reason of yer own, it's got you licked four ways from the ace.
I believe that one day the world will judge the witch hunt against homosexuals just as harshly as it judges the Spanish Inquisition and the Holocaust.
Hiring someone to write your autobiography is like hiring someone to take a bath for you.
"Goodness, what beautiful diamonds!"
"Goodness had nothing to do with it."
I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.
I've been in more laps than a napkin.
Marriage is a fine institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.
Life's just a merry-go-round. Come on up. You might get a brass ring.
I never needed Panavision and stereophonic sound to woo the world. I did it in black and white on a screen the size of a postage stamp. Honey, that's talent.
All the raves were just words. You don't want to let words confuse you. Words come cheap.
One and one is two, and two and two is four, and five will get you ten if you know how to work it.
Diamonds talk, and I can stand listenin' to 'em often.
Let's get out of these wet clothes and into a dry Martini.
He who hesitates is last.
It takes two to get one in trouble.
To err is human, but it feels divine.
He who hesitates is a damned fool.
When I'm good, I'm very good. But when I'm bad I'm better.
Woman: You certainly know the way to a man's heart. Mae West: Funny, too, 'cause I don't know how to cook.
Ya know it was a toss-up whether I go in for diamonds or sing in the choir. The choir lost.
Well behaved women do not make history.
Love is like a booger, you pick and pick at it. Then when you get it you wonder how to get rid of it.
Love isn't an emotion or an instinct -- it's an art.
On the metaphysical: ... I knew in some marvelous way I had touched the hem of the unknown. And being me, I wanted to lift that hemline a little bit more.
I don't know a lot about politics, but I can recognise a good party man when I see one.
I like restraint, if it doesn't go too far.
All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.
You are never too old to become younger.
You are never too old to become younger!
Men would wither and custom stale them, but diamonds! Ah, they were crystallized immortality!
I like my clothes tight enough to show I'm a woman, but loose enough to show I'm a lady.
Give a man a free hand and he'll run it all over you.
A man in the house is worth two on the street.
Sex is emotion in motion.
Brains are an asset to the woman in love who's smart enough to hide 'em.
March isn't the only thing that's in like a lion and out like a lamb.
Marriage? I ain't got time for a husband or child. All my life I've looked after myself as if I was my own child.
I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
Women are like roads. The more curves they have, the more dangerous they are.
Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office.
A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.
Personality is the most important thing to an actress's success.
I always did like a man in uniform. And that one fits you grand. Why don't you come up sometime and see me?
It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any.
When it comes to finances, remember that there are no withholding taxes on the wages of sin.
Good sex is like good bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand.
I'd like to see Paris before I die.
I'd like to see Paris before I die. Philadelphia will do.
Any time you've got nothing to do and lots of time to do it come on up.
You can say what you like about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.
Cultivate your curves -- they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
You know, it was a toss up whether I go in for diamonds or sing in the choir. The choir lost.
It's hard to be funny when you have to be clean.
Why don't you come up sometime 'n see me? I'm home every evening... Come up. I'll tell your fortune... Ah, you can be had.
I'm no angel, but I've spread my wings a bit.
A woman in love can't be reasonable -- or she probably wouldn't be in love.
An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.
Girls, give all your gentlemen friends an even break, even if you have to break them in the attempt.
Hollywood was like a mouse being followed by a cat called television.
A man's kiss is his signature.
I meet a man with a thousand dollars and leave him with two; that's the meaning of subtraction.
The best way to behave is to misbehave.
Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I'm tired.
I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it.
Too many girls follow the line of least resistance, but a good line is hard to resist.
I'm a good woman for a bad man.
I enjoyed the courtroom as just another stage but not so amusing as Broadway.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
I have found men who didn't know how to kiss. I've always found time to teach them.
You may admire a girl's curves on the first introduction, but the second meeting shows up new angles.
I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.
It's not what I do, but the way I do it. It's not what I say, but the way I say it.
Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.
Look your best -- who said love is blind?
A hard man is good to find.
There are no good girls gone wrong -- just bad girls found out.
Don't marry a man to reform him -- that's what reform schools are for.
Never ask a man where he has been.
I always say, keep a diary and someday it'll keep you.
Dating means two things; disillusionment or a racing heart.
Men are my hobby, if I ever got married I'd have to give it up.
No gold-digging for me; I take diamonds! We may be off the gold standard someday.
I like a man who's good, but not too good -- for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.
A man in love is like a clipped coupon -- it's time to cash in.
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.
It's not the men in your life that matters, it's the life in your men.
I consider sex a misdemeanor, the more I miss, de meaner I get.
Never mind about the six feet. Let's talk about the seven inches.
I speak two languages, Body and English.
Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a woman a ring.
The best way to hold a man is in your arms.
I go for two kinds of men. The kind with muscles, and the kind without.
Words should be used as tools of communication and not as a substitute for action.
Flattery will get you everywhere.
Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?
Save a boyfriend for a rainy day -- and another, in case it doesn't rain.
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
It's all right for a perfect stranger to kiss your hand as long as he's perfect.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Women want certain things in marriage -- the right to a title and a front seat in the lap of luxury.
One more drink and I'll be under the host.
The curve is more powerful than the sword.
Men are not realists -- only women are.
Don't ever make the same mistake twice unless it pays.