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Mae West Quotes

Date of Birth: August 17, 1893    Date of Death: November 22, 1980

Mae West first became known for her success in vaudeville and the New York stage. She was well known for her sometimes coarse and shocking sayings. She began entertaining crowds in churches and on stage at age five. She won a number of local talent contests and began her professional career at age fourteen. West was arrested on moral charges for starring on Broadway in a play she wrote, produced and directed which was titled “Sex”.





I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.  ~ Mae West


You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.  ~
Mae West


You are never too old to become younger!  ~ Mae West


I'm single because I was born that way.  ~ Mae West


Sex is an emotion in motion.  ~ Mae West


There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.  ~
Mae West


Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.  ~ Mae West


I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.  ~ Mae West


Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from.  ~ Mae West


Getting married is like trading in the adoration of many for the sarcasm of one.  ~ Mae West


A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up.  ~ Mae West


Good sex is like good bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand.  ~ Mae West


Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.  ~ Mae West


Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.  ~ Mae West


When I'm good, I'm very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.  ~ Mae West


I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.  ~ Mae West


It's not the men in your life that matters, it's the life in your men.  ~ Mae West


Don't marry a man to reform him - that's what reform schools are for.  ~ Mae West


Too much of a good thing can be wonderful!  ~ Mae West


I wrote the story myself. It's about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.  ~ Mae West


I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.  ~
Mae West



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