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Quotations by author » Bette Davis
American actress, 1908-1989
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"Oh, I'm rather fond of him that way. It shows that deep down he's a fake." -on her graying 1935 Oscar for Jezebel.
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A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else
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Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life.
Actors and acting
An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring... I ought to know.
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At 50, I thought proudly: Here we are, half century! Being 60 was fairly frightening. You want to know how I spent my 70th birthday? I put on a completely black face, a fuzzy black Afro wig, wore black clothes and hung a black wreath on my door.
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Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
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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
World
Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.
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Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.
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Don't get up. And please stop acting as if I were the queen mother!
Actors and acting
Dramatic art in her opinion is knowing how to fill a sweater.
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Everybody has a heart. Except some people.
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Evil people you never forget them. And that's the aim of any actress-never to be forgotten.
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Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night!
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First time was when I was 26 and got married - and it was hell waiting.
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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.
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Gary was a macho man, but none of my husbands was ever man enough to become Mr
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Gay Liberation? I ain't against it, it's just that there's nothing in it for me.
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Good actors I've worked with all started out making faces in a mirror, and you keep making faces all your life.
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Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty, but I fought for realism.
Realism
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