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

Strong women only marry weak men.


I will never be below the title.


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.


Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation.


In this business, until you're known as a monster you're not a star.


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.


This has always been a motto of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.


That's me: an old kazoo with some sparklers.


I never did pal around with actresses. Their talk usually bored me to tears.


I was never very interested in boys - and there were plenty of them - vying with one another to see how many famous women they would get into the hay.


Sex is God's joke on human beings.


When a man gives his opinion he's a man. When a woman gives her opinion she's a bitch.


The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?


With the newspaper strike on, I wouldn't consider dying.


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.


My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.


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.


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.


I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.


From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it.


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