Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
"Ruth Elizabeth Davis", known as "Bette Davis", was an American actress of film, television and theater. Regarded as one of the greatest actors in cinema history, she was noted for her willingness to play unsympathetic, sardonic characters and was reputed for her performances in a range of film genres, from contemporary crime melodramas to historical film/historical and period films and occasional comedies, although her greatest successes were her roles in romantic dramas.If you enjoy these quotes, be sure to check out other famous actresses! More Bette Davis on Wikipedia.
I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packed more sex than two naked bodies in bed.
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today; I knew it then as purpose.
The out-of-work actor wears out more than shoe leather. The very sensibilities that make him an artist are shattered by the disregard he is shown as a human being.
I survived because I was tougher than anybody else.
There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.
A sure way to lose happiness, I found, is to want it at the expense of everything else.
Getting old is not for sissies.
There are new words now that excuse everybody. Give me the good old days of heroes and villains. the people you can bravo or hiss. There was a truth to them that all the slick credulity of today cannot touch.
This became a credo of mine...attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
I was thought to be 'stuck up.' I wasn't. I was just sure of myself. This is and always has been an unforgivable quality to the unsure.
To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.
I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
I'd luv to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair.
It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.
My darling,it is late and I am very tired of youth,love,and self-sacrafice.
With the newspaper strike on, I wouldn't consider dying.
She's the original good time that was had by all.
You should know me well enough by now to know I don't ask for things I don't think I can get.
You can't say I didn't fall for you.
From the age of six, I have known that I was sexy. And let me tell you it has been hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it.
I'd marry again if I found a man who had fifteen million dollars, would sign over half to me, and guarantee that he'd be dead within a year.
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.
Everybody has a heart. Except some people.