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

Sex is God's joke on human beings.

I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.

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.

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.

I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packs more sex than two naked bodies in bed.

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

With the newspaper strike on I wouldn't consider dying.

Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty but I fought for realism.

Everybody has a heart. Except some people.

Good actors I've worked with all started out making faces in a mirror and you keep making faces all your life.

Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life.

I don't take the movies seriously and anyone who does is in for a headache.

I've always liked men better than women.

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

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.

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.

My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today, I knew it then as purpose.

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

I work to stay alive.

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