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Bette Davis
April 5, 1908 - October 6, 1989
Nationality: American
Category: Actress
Subcategory: American Actress

An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring... I ought to know.


Old age is no place for sissies.


The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.


People often become actresses because of something they dislike about themselves: They pretend they are someone else.


Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it.

    Topics: Life

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.


I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.


Today everyone is a star - they're all billed as 'starring' or 'also starring'. In my day, we earned that recognition.


I've lost my faith in science.


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.


Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.


Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty, but I fought for realism.


I am just too much.


I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don't remember ever having seen one weep.


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.


A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.


I work to stay alive.


In this rat-race everybody's guilty till proved innocent!


I sent my flowers across the hall to Mrs Nixon but her husband remembered what a Democrat I am and sent them back.


I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed.


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