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I certainly would have given anything to have worked with John Wayne. He's the most
attractive man who ever walked the earth, I think.
Bette Davis, on John Wayne

You know what I'm going to have on my gravestone? "She did it the hard way."
Bette Davis

It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations
for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.
Bette Davis

Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete
structure. It is much too pliable, to yielding.
Bette Davis

Gay Liberation? I ain't against it, it's just that there's nothing in it for me.
Bette Davis

The weak are the most treacherous of us all. They come to the strong and drain them. They
are bottomless. They are insatiable. They are always parched and always bitter. They are
everyone's concern and like vampires they suck our life's blood.
Bette Davis

The act of sex, gratifying as it may be, is God's joke on humanity. It is man's last desperate
stand at superintendency.
Bette Davis

What a fool I was to come to Hollywood where they only understand platinum blondes and
where legs are more important than talent.
Bette Davis

Success only breeds a new goal.
Bette Davis

You will never be happier than you expect. To change your happiness, change your
expectation.
Bette Davis

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

Technicolor makes me look like death warmed over.
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

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, pain of love lasts a lifetime.
Bette Davis

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

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

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

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?
Bette Davis

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

I have been uncompromising, peppery, intractable, monomaniacal, tactless, volatile, and
oftentimes disagreeable.... I suppose I'm larger than life.
Bette Davis

I was the Marlon Brando of my generation.
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

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

I would take a bad script and a good director any day against a good script and a bad
director.
Bette Davis

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