Mae West Quotes

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

Tags : Humor Life
Author : Mae West

2. “Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from.”

Tags : Chivalry Men Protection Relationships Women
Author : Mae West

3. “I have found men who didn't know how to kiss. I've always found time to teach them.”

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Author : Mae West

4. “Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.”

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Author : Mae West

5. “His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.”

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Author : Mae West

6. “I'm single because I was born that way.”

Tags : Bachelorhood Choice Dignity Empowerment Freedom Independence Self Determination Singleness Singles
Author : Mae West

7. “Marriage is a fine institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.”

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

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Author : Mae West

9. “When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better. ”

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Author : Mae West

10. “A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up.”

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Author : Mae West

11. “Good sex is like good bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand.”

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Author : Mae West

12. “Sex is an emotion in motion.”

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Author : Mae West

13. “There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.”

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Author : Mae West

14. “She's the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong.”

Tags : Humor Innuendo Insult Metaphor
Author : Mae West

15. “Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.”

Tags : Ambition Disobedience Empowerment Girls Goodness Naughty Promiscuity Risque Self Determination Wickedness Women
Author : Mae West
Source : Wit & Wisdom of Mae West

16. “You are never too old to become younger!”

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Author : Mae West

17. “The score never interested me, only the game.”

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Author : Mae West

18. “One more drink and I'll be under the host.”

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Author : Mae West

19. “I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.”

Tags : Humor Temptation
Author : Mae West

20. “When women go wrong, men go right after them.”

Tags : Innuendo Naughty Temptation
Author : Mae West

21. “All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.”

Tags : Chances Ex Boyfriends Lovers Men New Beginnings Separation
Author : Mae West
Source : Wit & Wisdom of Mae West

22. “I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.”

Tags : Decadence Fairy Tales Innuendo Purity Risque Snow White Virginity
Author : Mae West

23. “It is better to be looked over than overlooked.”

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Author : Mae West

24. “A man in the house is worth two on the street.”

Tags : Humor Strong Women
Author : Mae West
Source : Goodness Had Nothing To Do With It

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

Tags : Justice Women
Author : Mae West

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

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Author : Mae West

27. “Don't keep a man guessing too long - he's sure to find the answer somewhere else”

Tags : Dating Advice
Author : Mae West

28. “To err is human - but it feels divine.”

Tags : Risque Sin
Author : Mae West

29. “Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.”

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Author : Mae West

30. “I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it.”

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Author : Mae West

31. “Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!”

Tags : Appreciation Decadence Excess Indulgence Innuendo Over Indulgence Risque
Author : Mae West

32. “It's not the men in your life that matters, it's the life in your men.”

Tags : Life Men
Author : Mae West

33. “The best way to hold a man is in your arms.”

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Author : Mae West

34. “He who hesitates is a damned fool.”

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Author : Mae West

35. “I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.”

Tags : Humor Life
Author : Mae West

36. “Women like a man with a past, but they prefer a man with a present.”

Tags : Innuendo
Author : Mae West

37. “Love thy neighbor -- and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier.”

Tags : Innuendo
Author : Mae West

38. “Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me?”

Tags : Innuendo Naughty Risque Salutation
Author : Mae West

39. “I never loved another person the way I loved myself.”

Tags : Innuendo Inspirational Naughty Self Esteem
Author : Mae West

40. “I made myself platinum, but I was born a dirty blonde.”

Tags : Confession Innuendo
Author : Mae West

41. “Men are my hobby, if I ever got married I'd have to give it up.”

Tags : Marriage Naughty Risque
Author : Mae West

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

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Author : Mae West

43. “I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.”

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Author : Mae West

44. “I wrote the story myself. It's about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.”

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Author : Mae West

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

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Author : Mae West

46. “A me piacciono solo due tipi di uomini: gli stranieri e quelli del mio Paese.”

Tags : Stranieri Uomini
Author : Mae West

47. “Brains are an asset, if you hide them.”

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Author : Mae West

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

Tags : Humor Marriage
Author : Mae West

49. “The curve is more powerful than the sword.”

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Author : Mae West

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

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Author : Mae West

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

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Author : Mae West