Bette Davis quotes

Born
April 5, 1908, Lowell, Massachusetts, U.S.

Died
October 6, 1989.

Occupation
Actress.

Bette Davis was an American actress.

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

Strong women only marry weak men.
– Bette Davis

That’s me: an old kazoo with some sparklers.
– Bette Davis

With the newspaper strike on, I wouldn’t consider dying.
– Bette Davis

I was the Marlon Brando of my generation.
– Bette Davis

Good actors I’ve worked with all started out making faces in a mirror, and you keep making faces all your life.
– Bette Davis

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

If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.
– Bette Davis

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

I’ve always liked men better than women.
– Bette Davis

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

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.
– Bette Davis

I’ve lost my faith in science.
– Bette Davis

Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I’m afraid it did.
– Bette Davis

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

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

The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.
– Bette Davis

I am just too much.
– Bette Davis

Old age is no place for sissies.
– Bette Davis

I’d luv to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair.
– Bette Davis

Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it’s not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.
– Bette Davis

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.
– Bette Davis

I went back to work because someone had to pay for the groceries.
– Bette Davis

Everybody has a heart. Except some people.
– Bette Davis

I survived because I was tougher than anybody else.
– Bette Davis

I work to stay alive.
– Bette Davis

I don’t think of myself as a character actress – that’s become a phrase which means you’ve had it.
– Bette Davis

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

Oh, don’t let’s ask for the moon. We’ve already got the stars.
– Bette Davis

I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my make-up box.
– Bette Davis