Zitat des Tages von Bette Davis:
Sex is God's joke on human beings.
Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.
Locations are all tough, all miserable. I never left the sound stage for 18 years at Warners. We never went outside the studio, not even for big scenes.
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.
An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring... I ought to know.
With the newspaper strike on, I wouldn't consider dying.
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.
Everybody has a heart. Except some people.
I was never very interested in boys - and there were plenty of them - vying with one another to see how many famous women they would get into the hay.
In this business, until you're known as a monster you're not a star.
I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed.
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.
I will never be below the title.
Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life.
We movie stars all end up by ourselves. Who knows? Maybe we want to.
Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.
Psychoanalysis. Almost went three times - almost. Then I decided what was peculiar about me was probably what made me successful. I've seen some very talented actors go into analysis and really lose it.
In this rat-race everybody's guilty till proved innocent!
Men become much more attractive when they start looking older. But it doesn't do much for women, though we do have an advantage: make-up.
Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation.
A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.
Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
I never did pal around with actresses. Their talk usually bored me to tears.
The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.
To look back is to relax one's vigil.
Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty, but I fought for realism.
I am just too much.
Old age is no place for sissies.
I work to stay alive.
I will not retire while I've still got my legs and my make-up box.
Good actors I've worked with all started out making faces in a mirror, and you keep making faces all your life.
I've lost my faith in science.
Strong women only marry weak men.
I was the Marlon Brando of my generation.
I went back to work because someone had to pay for the groceries.
I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.