” I will never be below the title. “

” That’s me: an old kazoo with some sparklers.”

” I was the Marlon Brando of my generation. “

” I’m the nicest goddamn dame that ever lived. “

”  Why am I so good at playing bitches? I think it’s because I’m not a bitch. Maybe that’s why Miss Crawford always plays ladies.”


” This became a credo of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work. “

”  I’ve no time for broads who want to rule the world alone. Without men, who’d do up the zipper on the back of your dress? “

” 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.”

” Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life.”

” 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. 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. “

” 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. “

” Old age is no place for sissies. “

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Bette Davis was one of a kind. Both a dame and a Grand Dame.

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