60+ Best Mae West Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Mary Jane “Mae” West was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, and comedian. She was included in the list of the greatest female stars in American cinema by the American Film Institute. Inspirational Mae West quotes will positively influence your day and your life in the wittiest way.

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Famous Mae West Quotes

Love thy neighbor – and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier.

Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.

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

Everyone has the right to run his own life- even if you’re heading for a crash. What I’m against is blind flying.

A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.

I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.

Give a man free hands, and you’ll know where to find them.

One and one is two, and two and two is four, and five will get you ten if you know how to work it.

It ain’t no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don’t break any.

Don’t cry for a man who’s left you–the next one may fall for your smile.

I have found men who didn’t know how to kiss. I’ve always found time to teach them.

Words should be used as tools of communication and not as a substitute for action.

Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache.

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.

He who hesitates is a damned fool.

A woman in love can’t be reasonable – or she probably wouldn’t be in love.

Women with pasts interest men because they hope history will repeat itself.

Inspirational Mae West Quotes

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.

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

I’m no model lady. A model’s just an imitation of the real thing.

It’s hard to be funny when you have to be clean.

Women like a man with a past, but they prefer a man with a present.

Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.

When I’m good I’m very, very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better.

I speak two languages, Body and English.

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.

Love isn’t an emotion or an instinct – it’s an art.

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

The score never interested me, only the game.

I only read biographies, metaphysics and psychology. I can dream up my own fiction.

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

To err is human, but it feels divine.

If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!

When women go wrong, men go right after them.

I’m single because I was born that way.

Sassy Mae West Quotes

I believe that it’s better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.

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

The best way to hold a man is in your arms.

I never loved another person the way I loved myself.

A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.

Marriage is a fine institution, but I’m not ready for an institution.

I freely chose the kind of life I led because I was convinced that a woman has as much right as a man to live the way she does if she does no actual harm to society.

Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.

Men are my hobby, if I ever got married I’d have to give it up.

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day – and another, in case it doesn’t rain.

I only have ‘yes’ men around me. Who needs ‘no’ men?

A hard man is good to find.

Look your best – who said love is blind?

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?

Flattery will get you everywhere.

Cultivate your curves – they may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided.

I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.

Don’t keep a man guessing too long – he’s sure to find the answer somewhere else.

Your real security is yourself. You know you can do it, and they can’t ever take that away from you.

Keep a diary, and someday it’ll keep you.

Positive thoughts generate positive feelings and attract positive life experiences. You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.

You are never too old to become younger!

Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office.

Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can’t figure out what from.

It’s not the men in my life that count, it’s the life in my men.