Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office.
It's hard to be funny when you have to be clean.
I'm a woman of very few words, but lots of action.
Don't marry a man to reform him - that's what reform schools are for.
I like restraint, if it doesn't go too far.
It takes two to get one in trouble.
I like a man who's good, but not too good - for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.
Love thy neighbor - and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier.
I enjoyed the courtroom as just another stage but not so amusing as Broadway.
The score never interested me, only the game.
When women go wrong, men go right after them.
I only like two kinds of men, domestic and imported.
Give a man a free hand and he'll run it all over you.
I always say, keep a diary and someday it'll keep you.
She's the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong.
I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.
Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a woman a ring.
To err is human, but it feels divine.
Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out what from.
He's the kind of man a woman would have to marry to get rid of.
I see you're a man with ideals. I better be going before you've still got them.
I've been in more laps than a napkin.
His mother should have thrown him out and kept the stork.
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any.
A man in the house is worth two in the street.
I only have 'yes' men around me. Who needs 'no' men?
A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that's subtraction.
A woman in love can't be reasonable - or she probably wouldn't be in love.
Keep a diary, and someday it'll keep you.
Any time you got nothing to do - and lots of time to do it - come on up.
A dame that knows the ropes isn't likely to get tied up.
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.
When I'm good I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.
Personality is the glitter that sends your little gleam across the footlights and the orchestra pit into that big black space where the audience is.
The best way to hold a man is in your arms.
Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.
I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.
I'm no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.
It's not the men in my life that count, it's the life in my men.
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.
Ten men waiting for me at the door? Send one of them home, I'm tired.
Don't keep a man guessing too long - he's sure to find the answer somewhere else.
I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.
Personally, I like two types of men - domestic and foreign.
Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried.
I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.
It is better to be looked over than overlooked.
Mary Jane "Mae" West was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades...