Bette Davis Quotes

Do you want to know the secret of my success? Easy. Brown mascara. I always wear brown mascara. Fair actresses should never use black mascara if they want their eyes to show up. It’s the opposite of what they think—that black mascara will make them show up more.

As a child, I didn’t have a secure home and possessions. We were always moving. When I travel, I bring things from my home with me so I can establish a familiar relationship with my environment. Playing house is a childhood game I’ve never put away.

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

Old age ain’t no place for sissies.

I have always been driven by some distant music – a battle hymn no doubt – for I have been at war from the beginning. I’ve never looked back before. I’ve never had the time and it has always seemed so dangerous. To look back is to relax one’s vigilance.

Attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.

When Noel Coward wanted to leave a party unfashionably early, he told his hostess, Tallelulah Bankhead: “I must think of my youth” She replied: “Well, next time, bring him along!”

To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given a chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy.

Basically, I believe the world is a jungle, and if it’s not a bit of a jungle in the home, a child cannot possibly be fit to enter the outside world.