Bette Davis

Bette Davis

Ruth Elizabeth "Bette" Davis (April 5, 1908 – October 6, 1989) was an American actress of film, television, and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actresses in Hollywood history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters and was reputed for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical and period films and occasional comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.

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We movie stars all end up by ourselves. Who knows? Maybe we want to.

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

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.

I am just too much.

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

I survived because I was tougher than anybody else.

I never did pal around with actresses. Their talk usually bored me to tears.

Locations are all tough all miserable. I never left the sound stage for 18 years at Warners. We never went outside the studio not even for big scenes.

I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage but I don't remember ever having seen one weep.

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

I was never very interested in boys - and there were plenty of them - vying with one another to see how many famous women they would get into the hay.

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

I'm the nicest goddamn dame that ever lived.

I will never be below the title.

To look back is to relax one's vigil.

Gay Liberation? I ain't against it it's just that there's nothing in it for me.

I've lost my faith in science.

Today everyone is a star - they're all billed as 'starring' or 'also starring'. In my day we earned that recognition.

I will not retire while I've still got my legs and my make-up box.

In this rat-race everybody's guilty till proved innocent!

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