30 Most Famous & Inspirational Mae West Quotes

30 Most Famous & Inspirational Mae West Quotes

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Mae West (birth name- Mary Jane West) was an American stage and film actress, playwright, screenwriter, and singer whose career spanned seven decades. She was a sex icon and was also famous for her wit, thus attracting calls for censorship but still managed to be a favourite of the depression-era audiences. She started her career in vaudeville before moving to New York City to perform on the stage and finally moved to Los Angeles to pursue a career in the film industry.

Her writings in various magazines, books, TV and radio shows have made for some of the most popular Mae West quotes that people remember today. Let’s take a look at these most famous Mae West quotes.

Inspirational Mae West Quotes

Mae West was a glamour icon who was also incredibly sharp-witted and managed to inject humour in unexpected places. Her double entendres were always a hit. Enjoy these inspirational Mae West Quotes.

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

Mae West
Source: Mae West on sex, health, and ESP

“I never loved another person the way I loved myself.”

Mae West
Source: Goodness had nothing to do with it

“The score never interested me, only the game.”

Mae West
Source: Goodness had nothing to do with it

“He who hesitates is a damned fool.”

Mae West

“I’m single because I was born that way.”

Mae West
Source: Goodness had nothing to do with it
Inspirational Mae West Quotes
“She’s the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong.”
Source: The Constant Sinner

“I only read biographies, metaphysics and psychology. I can dream up my own fiction.”

Mae West
Source: Goodness had nothing to do with it

“There are no good girls gone wrong – just bad girls found out.”

Mae West

“I’m a woman of very few words, but lots of action.”

Mae West
Source: Goodness had nothing to do with it

“You are never too old to become younger!”

Mae West

“An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.”

Mae West
Inspirational Mae West Quotes
“Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere.”
Source: The Wit and Wisdom of Mae West

“To err is human – but it feels divine.”

Mae West

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

Mae West
Source: The Wit and Wisdom of Mae West

“Everyone has the right to run his own life- even if you’re heading for a crash. What I’m against is blind flying.”

Mae West

“Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.”

Mae West
Source: The Wit and Wisdom of Mae West

“No one can have everything, so you have to try for what you want most.”

Mae West
Source: The Wit and Wisdom of Mae West
Inspirational Mae West Quotes
“If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right!”

“Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.”

Mae West

I’m no model lady. A model’s just an imitation of the real thing.

Mae West
Source: The Wit and Wisdom of Mae West

Mae West Quotes on Men

Much has been written about Mae West’s relationships and her marriage. She was desired by almost every man in America so it is no surprise that she was involved in quite a few scandals. Here are a few Mae West quotes on men.

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

Mae West

“I see you’re a man with ideals. I better be going before you’ve still got them.”

Mae West

“Men are my hobby, if I ever got married I’d have to give it up.”

Mae West
Source: The Wit and Wisdom of Mae West
Mae West Quotes on Men
“I have found men who didn’t know how to kiss. I’ve always found time to teach them.”
Source: Goodness had nothing to do with it

“A man’s kiss is his signature.”

Mae West

“Women with pasts interest men because they hope history will repeat itself.”

Mae West
Source: Pleasure Man

“Women like a man with a past, but they prefer a man with a present.”

Mae West

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

Mae West
Source: The Wit and Wisdom of Mae West

“When women go wrong, men go right after them.”

Mae West
Mae West Quotes on Men
“Men are all alike – except the one you’ve met who’s different.”

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