Quotes by Bette Davis

Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life.
– Bette Davis
An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring... I ought to know.
– Bette Davis
At 50, I thought proudly: Here we are, half century! Being 60 was fairly frightening. You want to know how I spent my 70th birthday? I put on a completely black face, a fuzzy black Afro wig, wore black clothes and hung a black wreath on my door.
– Bette Davis
Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
– Bette Davis
Brought up to respect the conventions, love had to end in marriage. I'm afraid it did.
– Bette Davis
Discipline is a symbol of caring to a child. He needs guidance. If there is love, there is no such thing as being too tough with a child. A parent must also not be afraid to hang himself. If you have never been hated by your child, you have never been a parent.
– Bette Davis
Don't get up. And please stop acting as if I were the queen mother!
– Bette Davis
Everybody has a heart. Except some people.
– Bette Davis
Evil people you never forget them. And that's the aim of any actress-never to be forgotten.
– Bette Davis
Fasten your seat belts. It's going to be a bumpy night!
– Bette Davis
First time was when I was 26 and got married - and it was hell waiting.
– Bette Davis
From the moment I was six I felt sexy. And let me tell you it was hell, sheer hell, waiting to do something about it.
– Bette Davis
Gary [Merrill] was a macho man, but none of my husbands was ever man enough to become Mr Bette Davis.
– Bette Davis
Gay Liberation? I ain't against it, it's just that there's nothing in it for me.
– Bette Davis
Hollywood always wanted me to be pretty, but I fought for realism.
– Bette Davis
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.
– Bette Davis
I am just too much.
– Bette Davis
I didn't forget your breakfast. I didn't bring your breakfast. Because you didn't eat your din-din.
– Bette Davis
I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.
– Bette Davis
I don't think of myself as a character actress - that's become a phrase which means you've had it.
– Bette Davis