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Top 140 Bette Davis Quotes (2024 Update)

Bette Davis Quote: “There’s only one way to work – like hell.”
Bette Davis Quote: “Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.”
Bette Davis Quote: “Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.”
Bette Davis Quote: “If everyone likes you, you’re not doing it right.”
Bette Davis Quote: “Getting old is not for sissies.”
Bette Davis Quote: “The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he’s dead.”
Bette Davis Quote: “It’s better to be hated for who you are, than to be loved for someone you’re not. It’s a sign of your worth sometimes, if you’re hated by the right people.”
Bette Davis Quote: “There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.”
Bette Davis Quote: “There may be a heaven, but if Joan Crawford is there, I’m not going.”
Bette Davis Quote: “She did it the hard way.”
Bette Davis Quote: “Success is built on disappointment, and disappointment is inherent in all success.”
Bette Davis Quote: “Sex is God’s joke on human beings.”
Bette Davis Quote: “I guess I’m larger than life. That’s my problem.”
Bette Davis Quote: “Being called very, very difficult is the beginning of success. Until you’re called very, very difficult you’re really nobody at all.”
Bette Davis Quote: “It’s true we don’t know what we’ve got until its gone, but we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives. Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.”
Bette Davis Quote: “Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation.”
Bette Davis Quote: “Joan Crawford is a movie star. I am an actress.”
Bette Davis Quote: “To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.”
Bette Davis Quote: “I’m the nicest goddamn dame that ever lived.”
Bette Davis Quote: “I survived because I was tougher than anybody else.”
Bette Davis Quote: “You should know me well enough by now to know I don’t ask for things I don’t think I can get.”
Bette Davis Quote: “Fasten your seat belts, it’s going to be a bumpy night! – As Margo Channing in All About Eve.”
Bette Davis Quote: “If you’ve never been hated by your child, you’ve never been a parent.”
Bette Davis Quote: “Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life.”
Bette Davis Quote: “One begins to realize that one is getting old when the birthday candles weigh more than the cake.”
Bette Davis Quote: “I think I’ll have a large order of prognosis negative.”
Bette Davis Quote: “You know what I’m going to have on my gravestone? ‘She did it the hard way.’”
Bette Davis Quote: “I firmly believe, however, that if your children have never hated you, you have failed as a parent.”
Bette Davis Quote: “Success only breeds a new goal.”
Bette Davis Quote: “Everybody has a heart. Except some people.”
Bette Davis Quote: “Pray to God and say the lines.”
Bette Davis Quote: “I work to stay alive.”
Bette Davis Quote: “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 Quote: “She’s the original good time who was had by all.”
Bette Davis Quote: “Yes, burn your bridges.”
Bette Davis Quote: “The secret of marriage is: separate bedrooms and separate bathrooms.”
Bette Davis Quote: “I was thought to be ‘stuck up.’ I wasn’t. I was just sure of myself. This is and always has been an unforgivable quality to the unsure.”
Bette Davis Quote: “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 Quote: “You can lose everything but you can’t lose your talent!”
Bette Davis Quote: “I want to die with my high heels on, still in action.”
Bette Davis Quote: “There is a certain ecstasy in wanting things you can’t get.”
Bette Davis Quote: “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 Quote: “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 Quote: “I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless.”
Bette Davis Quote: “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 Quote: “I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed.”
Bette Davis Quote: “In this business, until you’re known as a monster you’re not a star.”
Bette Davis Quote: “My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.”
Bette Davis Quote: “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.”
Bette Davis Quote: “I would take a bad script and a good director any day against a good script and a bad director.”
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