Bette Davis Quotes

Bette Davis Quotes For Acting

I do not regret one

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.

Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life.

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

There was more good acting at Hollywood parties than ever appeared on the screen.

Playing our parts. Yes, we all have to do that and from childhood on, I have found that my own character has been much harder to play worthily and far harder at times to comprehend than any of the roles I have portrayed.

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

 

Bette Davis Quotes For Age

Old age is no place

Old age is no place for sissies.

If you want a thing done well, get a couple of old broads to do it.

May each of my grandsons know, at an early age, what his life’s ambition is — and may he be successful in his pursuit of that goal.

Bette Davis Quotes For Art

The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?

[On gay men:] Let me say, a more artistic, appreciative group of people for the arts does not exist … They are more knowledgeable, more loving of the arts. They make the average male look stupid.

Dramatic art in her opinion is knowing how to fill a sweater.

Bette Davis Quotes For Children

Discipline is a symbol of

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.

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

I firmly believe, however, that if your children have never hated you, you have failed as a parent.

I firmly believe, however, that if your children have never hated you, you have failed as a parent.

If men found out how to give birth to children they’ll never propose again.

Bette Davis Quotes For Getting Old

Getting old is not

Getting old is not for sissies.

One begins to realize that one is getting old when the birthday candles weigh more than the cake.

Bette Davis Quotes For Home

Home is where you go to when you’ve nowhere to go.

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 believe one should be a woman at home.

Actually, I think business women are better women at home, if you want to know the truth because you do understand what goes into a day’s work out in the world, a very nerve-racking affair.

Bette Davis Quotes For life

To fulfill a dream, to

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.

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

Sex is God’s joke on human beings.

Bette Davis Quotes For Love

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.

Bette Davis Quotes For Love

It's true we don't know

It’s true we don’t know what we’ve got until its gone, but we don’t know what we’ve been missing until it arrives. Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.

You know what nostalgia is, don’t you? It’s basically a matter of recalling the fun without reliving the pain.

Bette Davis Quotes For Parent

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

I firmly believe, however, that if your children have never hated you, you have failed as a parent.

Bette Davis Quotes For Romance

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

People stood on their chairs, cheering and waving. And it was all for me! Waves of love flooded the stage and washed over me. I started to cry. The sweetness of such a moment is impossible to describe. One is both lover and beloved. … I’d found the one true, enduring romance of my life.

Bette Davis Quotes For Wine

There comes a time in every woman’s life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.

Never, never trust anyone who asks for white wine. It means they’re phonies.