Overheard: Bette Davis



I’m the nicest goddamn dame that ever lived


When a man gives his opinion he’s a man. When a woman gives her opinion she’s a bitch.


I often think that a slightly exposed shoulder emerging from a long satin nightgown packed more sex than two naked bodies in bed.


In this business, until you’re known as a monster you’re not a star.


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 wanted to be the first to win three Oscars, but Miss Hepburn has done it. Actually it hasn’t been done. Miss Hepburn only won half an Oscar. If they’d given me half an Oscar I would have thrown it back in their faces. You see, I’m an Aries. I never lose.


I survived because I was tougher than anybody else.


I will never be below the title.



Image: Bette Davis, Photographer: George Hurrell




~ by eaesthete on 03/24/12.

3 Responses to “Overheard: Bette Davis”

  1. ‘You see, I’m an Aries. I never lose.’ I’m sure she stole that bit from me! Probably. Great post, very stylish blog.

  2. Brava on an excellent post about an often misunderstood and therefore often maligned woman. She could teach all of a us a lesson.

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