“Come up and see me sometime.” Of course that is the popular line by Mary Jane West or better known as Mae West.

This sex symbol was notorious for her mischievous and bawdy entendres. Mae West was a comedienne, actress and writer was billed by the American Film Institute as 15th among the greatest female stars of all time. [Wikipedia]

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Among her many movies are: “She Done Him Wrong“, “Belle of The Nineties“, “Night After Night“, “I’m No Angel” and etc.

Do you know that during World War II, Allied aircrew called their yellow-color inflatable, vest-like life preserver jackets “Mae Wests”? It was because the vest resembled her torso and also partly from rhyming slang for “breasts”.

Then there is this Mae West Lips Sofa which is a surrealist sofa designed by Spanish painter Salvador Dali.

Here is a wide selection of Mae West quotes on  bad girls, curves, men, sex, love and other issues.

“When I’m good I’m very, very good, but when I’m bad, I’m better.”

“Women are as old as they feel – and men are old when they lose their feelings”

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

“There are no good girls gone wrong, just bad girls found out.”

“It is better to be looked over than overlooked.”

“When women go wrong, men go right after them.”

“Don’t ever make the same mistake twice, unless it pays.”

“Sex is an emotion in motion”

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

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

“I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it”

“The score never interested me, only the game.”

“Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a woman a ring.”

“A hard man is good to find.”

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

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

“There are no withholding taxes on the wages of sin.”

“I don’t know a lot about politics, but I can recognize a good party man when I see one”

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

“It’s not the men in my life that counts–it’s the life in my men.”

“I speak two languages, Body and English.”

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

“Don’t come crawling to a man for love–he likes to get a run for his money.”

“When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I’ve never tried before.”

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

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

“A woman in love can’t be reasonable–or she probably wouldn’t be in love.”

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

Success is a two-bladed golden sword; it knights one and stabs one at the same time.”

“Men are easy to get but hard to keep.”

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

“The best way to hold a man is in your arms.”

“Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.”

“Some women pick men to marry–and others pick them to pieces.”

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

“Don’t cry for a man who’s left you, the next one may fall for your smile.”

“It’s not what I do, but the way I do it. It’s not what I say, but the way I say it.”

“Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.”

“It’s not what you can do, but the way you do it that counts.”

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

“Whenever I’m caught between two evils, I take the one I’ve never tried.”

“I believe in censorship. After all, I made a fortune out of it.”

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

“I never loved another person the way I loved myself.”

“The curve is more powerful than the sword.”

“It takes two to get one in trouble.”

“I’ve been on more men’s laps than a napkin.”

“Men are all alike–except the one you’ve met who’s different.”

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

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

“When you get the personality, you don’t need the nudity.”

“Save a boyfriend for a rainy day – and another, in case it doesn’t rain.”

“Women with “pasts” interest men because men hope that history will repeat itself.”
“I’ll try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.”

“I don’t like myself, I’m crazy about myself”

“To err is human – but it feels divine”

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

“I’m single because I was born that way.”

“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.”

“A man in love is like a clipped coupon. It’s time to cash in.”

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

“Love thy neighbor–and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier.”

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

“The best way to behave is to misbehave.”

“Look your best–who said love is blind?”

“Brains are an asset to the woman in love who’s smart enough to hide ’em.”

“I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number of carats in a diamond.”

“An ounce of performance is worth pounds of promises.”

“Loves conquers all things except poverty and toothache.”

“Love isn’t an emotion or an instinct. It’s an art.”

“I’ve been things and seen places.”

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

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

“Experience is by far the best teacher. You know, ever since I was a little girl I knew that if you look both ways when you cross the street, you’ll see a lot more than traffic.”

“When a girl goes bad–men go right after her.”

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

Quotes By Mae West

Here are some wonderful books about Mae West:

 

Naughty and fabulous movies by Mae West:

 

Sultry songs by Mae West: