The Best Mae West Quotes of All Time

Mae West quotes are timeless and funny. This broad pulls no punches and she never held anything back. Below is a huge collection of her best quotes on sex, quotes about men, bad girl quotes and what it takes to be a bad girl, quotes on marriage and many other things.

Mae West Quotes Quotes

Bad girl quotes – Mae West Quotes on being a bad girl and the fun of misbehaving


Good women are no fun… The only good woman I can recall in history was Betsy Ross. And all she ever made was a flag

Good girls go to heaven, bad girls go everywhere


I wrote the story myself. It’s about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it

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

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.

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

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful

It ain’t no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don’t break any.

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


When I’m good, I’m very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better

To err is human – but it feels divine

I used to be Snow White, but I drifted

I made myself platinum, but I was born a dirty blonde

When women go wrong, men go right after them

Goodness, what beautiful diamonds!’ ‘Goodness had nothing to do with it’

A girl in the convertible is worth five in the phone book.

Too many girls follow the line of least resistance — but a good line is hard to resist.


When it comes to finances, remember that there are no withholding taxes on the wages of sin

The best way to behave is to misbehave.
~ Mae West bad girl quotes

Mae West quotes about men

A hard man is good to find.

A man can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.

A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that’s subtraction.

He’s the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.

Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I’m tired.

His mother should have thrown him out and kept the stork.

I like a man who’s good, but not too good – for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.


A man in the house is worth two in the street.

A man’s kiss is his signature.

So many men… so little time

I go for two kinds of men. The kind with muscles, and the kind without

Save a boyfriend for a rainy day — and another, in case it doesn’t rain

Some men are all right in their place — if they only knew the right places

Don’t keep a man guessing too long – he’s sure to find the answer somewhere else.

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

Give a man a free hand and he’ll run it all over you.


It’s not the men in your life that matters, it’s the life in your men

I only have ‘yes’ men around me. Who needs ‘no’ men?

I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.

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

Women like a man with a past, but they prefer a man with a present

I have found men who didn’t know how to kiss. I’ve always found time to teach them

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

I’ve no time for broads who want to rule the world alone. Without men, who’d do up the zipper on the back of your dress

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


It’s all right for a perfect stranger to kiss your hand as long as he’s perfect
~ Mae West quotes about men

Mae West Quotes on sex and love


A woman in love can’t be reasonable – or she probably wouldn’t be in love. I believe that it’s better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.

He who hesitates is a damned fool.

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.


I like restraint, if it doesn’t go too far

I never loved another person the way I loved myself.

Good sex is like good bridge. If you don’t have a good partner, you’d better have a good hand

Don’t cry for a man who’s left you–the next one may fall for your smile

I’m single because I was born that way

Sex is an emotion in motion

Look your best – who said love is blind


Love thy neighbor — and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier

Love conquers all things except poverty and toothache

love is like a booger, you pick and pick at it then when you get it you wonder how to get rid off it

Love isn’t an emotion or an instinct – it’s an art

You can do what you want, but saving love doesn’t bring any interest

Brains are an asset to the woman in love who’s smart enough to hide ’em
~ Mae West Quotes on sex and love

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Mae West Quotes on marriage

Some women pick men to marry — and others pick them to pieces

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

Getting married is like trading in the adoration of many for the sarcasm of one

Marriage is a great institution, but I’m not ready for an institution


Men? Sure, I’ve known lots of them. But I never found one I liked well enough to marry. Besides, I’ve always been busy with my work. Marriage is a career in itself and to make a success of it you’ve got to keep working at it. So until I can give the proper amount of time to marriage, I’ll stay single.
~ Mae West Quotes on marriage

Mae West Quotes on having a curvy figure


Cultivate your curves – they may be dangerous but they won’t be avoided.

I didn’t discover curves; I only uncovered them.

I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.


The curve is more powerful than the sword

You may admire a girl’s curves on the first introduction, but the second meeting shows up new angles

I like my clothes to be tight enough to show I’m a woman, but loose enough to show I’m a lady.
~ Mae West Quotes on having a curvy body

Humorous quips and Mae West quotes and Saying

I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.

I speak two languages, Body and English

A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up.


Flattery will get you everywhere

I’m no angel, but I’ve spread my wings a bit

I’ve been things and seen places.

Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just happy to see me

One more drink and I’ll be under the host

Why don’t you come on up and see me sometime — when I’ve got nothin’ on but the radio


Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office

I feel like a million tonight. But one at a time
~ Mae West quotes, sayings and humorous quips

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Other great May West Quotes


I always say, keep a diary and someday it’ll keep you.

I enjoyed the courtroom as just another stage but not so amusing as Broadway.

Any time you got nothing to do – and lots of time to do it – come on up.


Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.

I’d like to see Paris before I die. Philadelphia will do

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

If I asked for a cup of coffee, someone would search for the double meaning.

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


Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes

Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often

I never said it would be easy, I only said it would be worth it

If a little is great, and a lot is better, then way too much is just about right

You are never too old to become younger

She’s the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong

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

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


The score never interested me, only the game

It’s hard to be funny when you have to be clean.

It isn’t what I do, but how I do it. It isn’t what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it.

Life’s just a merry-go-round. Come on up. You might get a brass ring

I’ve been rich and I’ve been poor. Believe me, rich is better


It takes two to get one in trouble

No gold-digging for me. I take diamonds! We may be off the gold standard someday

An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.

I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.
~ Mae West Quotes

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