Publicity photo for Night After Night (1932)
|Born||Mary Jane West
August 17, 1893
Brooklyn, New York, United States
|Died||November 22, 1980
Los Angeles, California, United States
|Occupation||Actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, comedian|
|Spouse(s)||Frank Szatkus, stage name Frank Wallace
Cultivate your curves – they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.
A woman in love can't be reasonable – or she probably wouldn't be in love.
I see you're a man with ideals. I better be going before you've still got them.
Save a boyfriend for a rainy day – and another, in case it doesn't rain.
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.
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.
All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.
I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.
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 never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.
Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried.
Love thy neighbor – and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier.
A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that's subtraction.
One and one is two, and two and two is four, and five will get you ten if you know how to work it.
When I'm good I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better.
I like a man who's good, but not too good – for the good die young, and I hate a dead one.
If I asked for a cup of coffee, someone would search for the double meaning.
It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any.
I enjoyed the courtroom as just another stage but not so amusing as Broadway.
Don't marry a man to reform him – that's what reform schools are for.
Don't keep a man guessing too long – he's sure to find the answer somewhere else.
When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I've never tried before.
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 can be short and dumpy and getting bald but if he has fire, women will like him.
She's the kind of girl who climbed the ladder of success wrong by wrong.