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20 Mae West Quotes to Celebrate Her Birthday

     It's time for some famous Mae West quotes! Ms. West's birthday (August 17th) is right around the corner and these Mae West Movie quotes are the perfect way to celebrate the day. Do any of these 20 movie quotes sound familiar to you?

1. "Don't let a man put anything over on ya 'cept an umbrella."

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

3. "When a girl goes wrong - men go right after her."

4. "When I'm good, I'm very, very good, but when I'm bad, I'm better."

5. "A woman in love can't be reasonable--or she probably wouldn't be in love."

6. "Opportunity knocks for every man, but you have to give a woman a ring."

7. "No gold-digging for me... I take diamonds! We may be off the gold standard someday."

8. "I'm a woman of very few words, but lots of action."

9. "It ain't no sin if you crack a few laws now and then, just so long as you don't break any."

10. "The score never interested me, only the game."

11. "The curve is more powerful than the sword."

12. "Women want certain things in marriage--the right to a title and a front seat in the lap of luxury."

13. "Life's just a merry-go-round. Come on up. You might get a brass ring."

14. "Good women are no fun... The only good woman I can recall in history was Betsy Ross. And all she ever made was a flag."

15. "Love thy neighbor--and if he happens to be tall, debonair and devastating, it will be that much easier."

16. "Don't marry a man to reform him--that's what reform schools are for."

17. "Don't ever make the same mistake twice, unless it pays."

18. "Come on up and see me sometime."

19. "Never ask a man where's he's been. If he's out on legitimate business, he doesn't need an alibi. And, girls, if he has been out on illegitimate business, it's your own fault."

20. "It isn't what I do, but how I do it. It isn't what I say, but how I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it."

Once in a while, a person comes around who is unlike any other. They stir up controversy, shock some and even outrage others. However, the majority of us can't help but love them and they do end up leaving quite the legacy. Mae West was one such character and these Mae West quotes shed just a bit of light on the character she possessed.

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