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  I generally avoid temptation unless I cant resist it.  
 -  Mae West
  

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

  I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.  
 -  Mae West
  

  I am a woman of very few words, but lots of action.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Ladies who play with fire must remember that smoke gets in their eyes.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?  
 -  Mae West
  

  It is not the men in my life that count, it is the life in my men.  
 -  Mae West
  

  I will try anything once, twice if I like it, three times to make sure.  
 -  Mae West
  

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

  Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.  
 -  Mae West
  

  When I am good, I am very good. But when I am bad, I am better.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Those who are easily shocked should be shocked more often.  
 -  Mae West
  

  You can do what you want, but saving love doesnt bring any interest.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Good sex is like good bridge. If you dont have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand.  
 -  Mae West
  

  When choosing between two evils, I always like to try the one I have never tried before.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Sex is an emotion in motion.  
 -  Mae West
  

  - For a long time I was ashamed of the way I lived. - Did you reform? - No, I am not ashamed any more.  
 -  Mae West
  

  I climbed the ladder of success, wrong by wrong.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Men are like cigars, If you dont attend to them, they go out.  
 -  Mae West
  

  How do I know so much about men? Baby, I went to night school.  
 -  Mae West
  

  There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.  
 -  Mae West
  

  I am a one-man woman. One man at a time.  
 -  Mae West
  

  When women go wrong, men go right after them.  
 -  Mae West
  

  All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.  
 -  Mae West
  

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

  I consider sex a misdemeanor; the more I miss, de meaner I get.  
 -  Mae West
  

  I wrote the story myself. It is about a girl who lost her reputation and never missed it.  
 -  Mae West
  

  I believe in censorship. I made a fortune out of it.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Diamonds is my career.  
 -  Mae West
  

  If I asked for a cup of coffee, someone would search for the double meaning.  
 -  Mae West
  

  There are two things in life I like hard and one of them is eggs.  
 -  Mae West
  

  When you got the personality, you dont need the nudity.  
 -  Mae West
  

  I am no model lady. A model's just an imitation of the real thing.  
 -  Mae West
  

  He who hesitates is a damned fool.  
 -  Mae West
  

  I was once so poor I didn't know where my next husband was coming from.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Let's forget about the six feet and talk about the seven inches.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Virtue has its own reward, but no box office.  
 -  Mae West
  

  I am single because I was born that way.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Dont cry for man who's left you - the next one may fall for your smile.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Everything's in the mind. That's where it all starts. Knowing what you want is the first step toward getting it.  
 -  Mae West
  

  I used to be Snow White, but I drifted.  
 -  Mae West
  

  I have been in more laps than a napkin.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Marriage is a fine institution - but I am not ready for an institution.  
 -  Mae West
  

  - Goodness, what beautiful diamonds! - Goodness had nothing to do with it.  
 -  Mae West
  

  It is not what I do, but the way I do it. It is not what I say, but the way I say it, and how I look when I do it and say it.  
 -  Mae West
  

  A man has one hundred dollars and you leave him with two dollars, that's subtraction.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Every man I meet wants to protect me. I cant figure out from what.  
 -  Mae West
  

  It is better to be looked over than overlooked.   
 -  Mae West
  

  Beulah, peel me a grape.  
 -  Mae West
  

  To err is human, but it feels divine.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Keep a diary and someday it'll keep you.  
 -  Mae West
  

  A man in the house is worth two in the street.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Love conquers all things - except poverty and toothache.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Give a man a free hand and he'll run it all over you.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Too much of a good thing can be wonderful.  
 -  Mae West
  

  I am no angel, but I have spread my wings a bit.  
 -  Mae West
  

  I like only two types of men - domestic and foreign.  
 -  Mae West
  

  A hard man is good to find.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Save a boyfriend for a rainy day and another in case it doesnt.  
 -  Mae West
  

  I have been things and seen places.  
 -  Mae West
  

  I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Marriage is a fine institution - but I'm not ready for an institution.  
 -  Mae West
  

  There are no good girls gone wrong - just bad girls found out.  
 -  Mae West
  

  He who hesitates is a damned fool.  
 -  Mae West
  

  I'm no angel, but I've spread my wings a bit.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Is that a gun in your pocket, or are you just glad to see me?  
 -  Mae West
  

  Cultivate your curves - they may be dangerous but they won't be avoided.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Every man I meet wants to protect me. I can't figure out from what.  
 -  Mae West
  

  I never worry about diets. The only carrots that interest me are the number you get in a diamond.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Diamonds is my career.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Goodness, what beautiful diamonds! Goodness had nothing to do with it.  
 -  Mae West
  

  All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.  
 -  Mae West
  

  A hard man is good to find.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Men are like cigars, If you don't attend to them, they go out.  
 -  Mae West
  

  A man in the house is worth two in the street.  
 -  Mae West
  

  He who hesitates is a damned fool.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Virtue has its own reward, but no box office.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Good sex is like good bridge. If you don't have a good partner, you'd better have a good hand.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Sex is an emotion in motion.  
 -  Mae West
  

  I consider sex a misdemeanor; the more I miss, de meaner I get.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Men are like cigars, If you don't attend to them, they go out.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Save a boyfriend for a rainy day and another in case it doesn't.  
 -  Mae West
  

  The best way to behave is to misbehave.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Save a boyfriend for a rainy day and another, in case it doesn't rain.  
 -  Mae West
  

  Right now I think censorship is necessary; the things they're doing and saying in films right now just shouldn't be allowed. There's no dignity anymore and I think that's very important.  
 -  Mae West
  

  It's not the men in your life that matters, it's the life in your men.  
 -  Mae West