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"Gary [Merrill] was a macho man, but none of my husbands was ever man enough to become Mr Bette Davis."

"Sex is God's joke on human beings."

"I sent my flowers across the hall to Mrs Nixon but her husband remembered what a Democrat I am and sent them back."

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

"She is the original good time that was had by all."

"The best time I ever had with Joan Crawford was when I pushed her down the stairs in Whatever Happened to Baby Jane?"

"I'd luv to kiss ya, but I just washed my hair."

"You know what I'm going to have on my gravestone? "She did it the hard way.""

"Wave after wave of love flooded the stage and washed over me, the beginning of the one great durable romance of my life."

"You can't say I didn't fall for you."

"Evil people you never forget them. And that's the aim of any actress-never to be forgotten."

"I have often seen an actor laugh off the stage, but I don't remember ever having seen one weep."

"This has always been a motto of mine: Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work."

"Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation."

"Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work."

"Acting should be bigger than life. Scripts should be bigger than life. It should all be bigger than life."

"An affair now and then is good for a marriage. It adds spice, stops it from getting boring... I ought to know."

"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."

"First time was when I was 26 and got married - and it was hell waiting."

"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."

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