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Bette Davis Quotes

(1908-1989), American Actress, Producer

The real actor has a direct line to the collective heart.

Category: Acting And Actors

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.

Category: Children

Fasten your seat belts, it's going to be a bumpy night! [As Margo Channing in All About Eve]

Category: Drivers And Driving

We movie stars all end up by ourselves. Who knows? Maybe we want to.

Category: Fame

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.

Category: Impossibility

Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone -- but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.

Category: Love

I'd marry again if I found a man who had 15 million and would sign over half of it to me before the marriage and guarantee he'd be dead within a year.

Category: Marriage

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

Category: Parents And Parenting

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

Category: Passion

I'll play with it first and tell you what it is later.

Category: Plays

This became a credo of mine: attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.

Category: Possibilities

The act of sex, gratifying as it may be, is God's joke on humanity. It is man's last desperate stand at superintendency.

Category: Sex

The weak are the most treacherous of us all. They come to the strong and drain them. They are bottomless. They are insatiable. They are always parched and always bitter. They are everyone's concern and like vampires they suck our life's blood.

Category: Weakness

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.

Category: Work

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.

Category: Work