Bette Davis Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old bette davis quotes, bette davis sayings, and bette davis proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


Oh, don't let's ask for the moon. We've already got the stars.     

Bette Davis

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.     

Bette Davis

If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent.     

Bette Davis

The key to life is accepting challenges. Once someone stops doing this, he's dead.     

Bette Davis

Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.     

Bette Davis

If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent.     

Bette Davis

I don't take the movies seriously, and anyone who does is in for a headache.     

Bette Davis

Old age is no place for sissies.     

Bette Davis

There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.     

Bette Davis

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work     

Bette Davis

If you have never been hated by your child you have never been a parent.     

Bette Davis

There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.     

Bette Davis

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.     

Bette Davis

I'd marry again if I found a man who had $15 million and would sign over half of it to me before the marriage and guarantee he'd be dead in a year.     

Bette Davis

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.     

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

If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent.     

Bette Davis

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.     

Bette Davis

People often become actresses because of something they dislike about themselves: They pretend they are someone else.     

Bette Davis

Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone—but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.     

Bette Davis

It's a rare man who can stand being around an intelligent woman, let alone married to her.     

Bette Davis

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.     

Bette Davis

The only way you can become a legend is in your coffin.     

Bette Davis

There comes a time in every woman's life when the only thing that helps is a glass of champagne.     

Bette Davis