Elena H. and Theresa D. asked us to repost this series of Mae West quotes.
We are both pleased to honor their request and saddened by the thought that we didn't know either of these girls back in the day.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.
I wrote the story myself. It's about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.
I've been in more laps than a napkin.
When I'm good I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
She's the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong.
Any time you got nothing to do--and lots of time to do it--come on up.
The best way to hold a man is in your arms.
Don't keep a man guessing too long--he's sure to find the answer somewhere else.
A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.
His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.
I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.
Keep a diary, and someday it'll keep you.
To err is human - but it feels divine.
He who hesitates is last.
Men are easy to get but hard to keep.
Brains are an asset to the woman in love who's smart enough to hide 'em.
I don't like myself, I'm crazy about myself.
Don't ever make the same mistake twice, unless it pays.
I've been rich and I've been poor. Believe me, rich is better.
Give a man a free hand and he'll run it all over you.
I like restraint, if it doesn't go too far.
Sex is an emotion in motion.
Love isn't an emotion or an instinct--it's an art.
Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.
I'll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.
Don't cry for a man who's left you, the next one may fall for your smile.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Some women pick men to marry--and others pick them to pieces.
How tall are you big boy? Six foot nine inches! Let's go up to my place and talk about the nine inches!
Experience is by far the best teacher.
You know, ever since I was a little girl I knew that if you look both ways when you cross the street, you'll see a lot more than traffic.