Bette Davis

Bette Davis


Author Profession: Biographies & Memoirs edit data Ruth Elizabeth 'Bette' Davis
Born: April 05, 1908
Died: October 06, 1989
Birth Sign: Aries


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If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent.

Old age is no place for sissies.

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.

Psychoanalysis. Almost went three times - almost. Then I decided what was peculiar about me was probably what made me successful. I've seen some very talented actors go into analysis and really lose it.

The only reason anyone goes to Broadway is because they can't get work in the movies.

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.

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.

This has always been a motto of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.

I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year.

People often become actresses because of something they dislike about themselves: They pretend they are someone else.

Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it's not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.

A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.

Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.

The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.

Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation.

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.

Life is a jest; and all things show it. I thought so once; but now I know it.

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.

Oh, don't let's ask for the moon. We've already got the stars.

I'd luv to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair.

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Water is to me, I confess, a phenomenon which continually awakens new feelings of wonder as often as I view it. Michael Faraday quotes

My definition of a friend is somebody who adores you even though they know the things you're most ashamed of. Jodie Foster

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