31 Mae West quotes in pictures

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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! 🙂

Mae West quote on sex and emotions

Sex is emotion in motion.


Having nothing to do and having a lot of time to do it

Any time you got nothing to do – and lots of time to do it – come on up.


if it's worth doing you should do it slowly

Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.


on cultivating your curves

Cultivate your curves – they may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided.


men will find answer somewhere else if they wait too long

Don’t keep a man guessing too long – he’s sure to find the answer somewhere else.


funny Mae West quotes

I’ve been things and seen places.


living life just once is enough when done correctly

You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.


another funny Mae quotation

I’m good, I’m very good. But when I’m bad I’m better.


never marry a men just so you could reform him

Don’t marry a man to reform him – that’s what reform schools are for.


All it takes is fire in order to be liked by women

A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.


diary will someday keep you

I always say, keep a diary and someday it’ll keep you.


knowing the ropes will never get you tied up

A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.


you will get a second chance with someone else

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.


West on drifting

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.


quotation on protection by men

Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can’t figure out what from.


one man under the roof is like two in the street

A man in the house is worth two in the street.


yes men and no men

I only have ‘yes’ men around me. Who needs ‘no’ men?


difference between being overlooked and looked over

I believe that it’s better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.


Mea west on uncovering curves

I didn’t discover curves; I only uncovered them.


funny quotation on subtraction

A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that’s subtraction.


courtroom and bradway

I enjoyed the courtroom as just another stage but not so amusing as Broadway.


sometimes you can't resist temptetion

I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it.


Mea Weast Saying on stork

His mother should have thrown him out and kept the stork.


Mae West on self love

I never loved another person the way I loved myself.


hard men being good to find

A hard man is good to find.


diamonds and diets

I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.


gold being inferior to diamonds

No gold-digging for me… I take diamonds! We may be off the gold standard someday.


Mae on men in her life

It’s not the men in my life that count, it’s the life in my men.


sometimes you have to marry a men to get rid of him

He’s the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.


Mea on love and reason

A woman in love can’t be reasonable – or she probably wouldn’t be in love.


hesitation could make you be the last

He who hesitates is last.