Quotes by Bette Davis

Bette Davis

Bette Davis

American Actress, Producer

Alive from: 1908-1989

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    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.
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    I'll play with it first and tell you what it is later.
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    If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.
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    If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent.
    Source: The lonely life: an autobiography
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    In the beginning was the Word,' and you must not be tempted with a script just because you have a great part. You want a great role to play, but the whole - the whole - must be good. It'll never succeed if it's just the role you like.
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    In this business, until you're known as a monster you're not a star.
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    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.
    Source: The lonely life: an autobiography
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    It's a rare man who can stand being around an intelligent woman, let alone married to her.
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    Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it.
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    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.
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    Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
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    May each of my grandsons know, at an early age, what his life's ambition is -- and may he be successful in his pursuit of that goal.
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    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.
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    My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.
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    Never, never trust anyone who asks for white wine. It means they're phonies.
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