"He who hesitates is a damned fool."
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution yet.
He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.
Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried.
You're never too old to become younger.
Sex is emotion in motion.
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
'I'm very brave generally,' he went on in a low voice 'Only today I happen to have a headache.'
A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that's subtraction.
It's not what I do, but the way I do it. It's not what I say, but the way I say it.
I'm a woman of very few words, but lots of action.
An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.
My advice to those who think they have to take off their clothes to be a star is, once you're boned, what's left to create the illusion? Let 'em wonder. I never believed in givin' them too much of me.
The best way to hold a man is in your arms.
Love isn't an emotion or an instinct--it's an art.
The best way to behave is to misbehave.
The best way to learn to be a lady is to see how other ladies do it.
(During a trial in which she was accused of indecency on stage)<br/>Judge: 'Miss West, are you trying to show contempt for this court?'<br/>Mae West: 'On the contrary, your Honor, I was doin' my best to conceal it.'
Right now I think censorship is necessary; the things they're doing and saying in films right now just shouldn't be allowed. There's no dignity anymore and I think that's very important.
I never loved another person the way I loved myself.
Don't cry for a man who's left you, the next one may fall for your smile.
Save a boyfriend for a rainy day - and another, in case it doesn't rain.
Keep a diary, and someday it'll keep you.
Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.