Bette Davis

Today I post about the lovely Bette Davis. She played her first role in 1931 and her last in 1989. That’s 58 years of acting. What a brilliant and talented woman. Let’s celebrate her today!

“A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.”

“I will never be below the title.”

“I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed.”

“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.”

“I am just too much.”

“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.”

“Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.”

 “I will not retire while I’ve still got my legs and my make-up box.”

“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?”

“I survived because I was tougher than anybody else.”

“Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it.”

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

“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.”

“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.”

She’s a feisty one.

x o x

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