Mae West is one of the rare people who became icons by just being themselves. She was a sex symbol, a pop icon, movie star, and much much more… She often talked about sex, and her short sayings were endlessly quoted and repeated. Mae was born in August 17, year 1893, in Brooklyn.
She started performing quite early, and she never stopped until her final days. Often she pushed the limits of conservative views on women and women’s behaviour. That’s what she was probably most remembered for.
Mae passed away on November 22, 1980. That day we lost a huge icon, but she will always be remembered, and her wise words will be quoted for the years to come.
Mae West left with a huge list of quotes and sayings behind her. Today I’m sharing with you the very best of Mae West quotes. Enjoy and have fun!
Sex is emotion in motion.
Any time you got nothing to do – and lots of time to do it – come on up.
Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.
Cultivate your curves – they may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided.
Don’t keep a man guessing too long – he’s sure to find the answer somewhere else.
I’ve been things and seen places.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
I’m good, I’m very good. But when I’m bad I’m better.
Don’t marry a man to reform him – that’s what reform schools are for.
A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.
I always say, keep a diary and someday it’ll keep you.
A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.
All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.
I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can’t figure out what from.
A man in the house is worth two in the street.
I only have ‘yes’ men around me. Who needs ‘no’ men?
I believe that it’s better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.
I didn’t discover curves; I only uncovered them.
A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that’s subtraction.
I enjoyed the courtroom as just another stage but not so amusing as Broadway.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.
His mother should have thrown him out and kept the stork.
I never loved another person the way I loved myself.
A hard man is good to find.
I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.
No gold-digging for me… I take diamonds! We may be off the gold standard someday.
It’s not the men in my life that count, it’s the life in my men.
He’s the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.
A woman in love can’t be reasonable – or she probably wouldn’t be in love.
He who hesitates is last.