1892-1980, American Actress
A man in love is like a clipped coupon — it's time to cash in.
Mae West – [Love]

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.
Mae West – [Evil]

He who hesitates is a damned fool.
Mae West – [Procrastination]

He who hesitates is last.
Mae West – [Procrastination]

I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.
Mae West – [Sexuality]

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Mae West – [Temptation]

I go for two kinds of men. The kind with muscles, and the kind without.
Mae West – [Men]

I never loved another person the way I loved myself.
Mae West – [Love]

I only like two kinds of men; domestic and foreign.
Mae West – [Men]

I used to be snow white, but I drifted.
Mae West – [Virtue]

It ain't sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any.
Mae West – [Laughter]

It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Mae West – [Obscurity]

It's hard to be funny when you have to be clean.
Mae West – [Humor]

It's not the men in my life that counts, it's the life in my men.
Mae West – [Marriage]

Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.
Mae West – [Marriage]

My advice to those who think they have to take off their clothes to be a star is, once you're boned, what's left to create the illusion? Let em wonder. I never believed in giving them too much of me.
Mae West – [Nudity]

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.
Mae West – [Personality]

Right now I think censorship is necessary; the things they're doing and saying in films right now just shouldn't be allowed. There's no dignity anymore and I think that's very important.
Mae West – [Censorship]

There are no good girls gone wrong, just bad girls found out.
Mae West – [Scandal]

Virtue has its own reward, but no sales at the box office.
Mae West – [Virtue]

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