Mae West
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"Mary Jane "Mae" West" was an American actress, singer, playwright, screenwriter, and sex symbol whose entertainment career spanned seven decades.

Known for her bawdy double entendres, West made a name for herself in vaudeville and on the stage in New York before moving to Hollywood to become a comedienne, actress, and writer in the motion picture industry. In consideration of her contributions to American cinema, the American Film Institute named West 15th among the AFI's 100 Years...100 Stars/greatest female stars of all time. One of the more controversial movie stars of her day, West encountered many problems, including Censorship in the United States/censorship. When her cinematic career ended, she continued to perform in Las Vegas Valley/Las Vegas, in the United Kingdom, and on radio and television, and to record rock and roll albums. Asked about the various efforts to impede her career, West replied: "I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it."

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

It's not what I do, but the way I do it. It's not what I say, but the way I say it.

Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution yet.

I used to be Snow White - but I drifted.

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

You're never too old to become younger.

I speak two languages, Body and English.

I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.

Virtue has its own reward, but no box office.

Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution.

I've been in more laps than a napkin.

Keep a diary, and someday it'll keep you.

Whenever I'm caught between two evils, I take the one I've never tried.

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

I feel like a million tonight -- but one at a time.

It is better to looked over than overlooked.

His mother should have thrown him away and kept the stork.

Between two evils, I always pick the one I never tried before.

Too much of a good thing is wonderful.

When I'm good, I'm very, very good. When I'm bad, I'm better.

It's hard to be funny when you have to be clean.

Women with pasts interest men... they hope history will repeat itself.

When women go wrong, men go right after them.

Say what you want about long dresses, but they cover a multitude of shins.

It's not the men in my life that count, it's the life in my men.

Saving love doesn't bring any interest.

He who hesitates is a damned fool.

To err is human, but is feels divine.

It is better to be looked over than overlooked.

Loves conquers all things except poverty and toothache.

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

I have found men who didn't know how to kiss. I've always found time to teach them.

When I'm good I'm great, when I'm bad I'm excellent.

A woman is like a teabag, you never know how strong she is until you put her in hot water.

It's not the men in my life that counts--it's the life in my men.

Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.