Quotes by Bette Davis

Bette Davis

Bette Davis

American Actress, Producer

Alive from: 1908-1989

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    People often become actresses because of something they dislike about themselves: They pretend they are someone else.
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    Pray to God and say the lines.
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    Psychoanalysis. Almost went three times - almost. Then I decided what was peculiar about me was probably what made me successful. I've seen some very talented actors go into analysis and really lose it.
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    Sex is God's joke on human beings.
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    The act of sex, gratifying as it may be, is God's joke on humanity. It is man's last desperate stand at superintendency.
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    The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?
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    The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.
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    The only reason anyone goes to Broadway is because they can't get work in the movies.
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    The real actor has a direct line to the collective heart.
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    The weak are the most treacherous of us all. They come to the strong and drain them. They are bottomless. They are insatiable. They are always parched and always bitter. They are everyone's concern and like vampires they suck our life's blood.
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    There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains, the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
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    This became a credo of mine: attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
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    To fulfill a dream to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.
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    To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.
    Source: The lonely life: an autobiography
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    Today everyone is a star - they're all billed as 'starring' or 'also starring'. In my day, we earned that recognition.
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