Bette Davis Quotes

If you've never been hated by your child, you've never been a parent.
Without wonder and insight, acting is just a trade. With it, it becomes creation.
Pleasure of love lasts but a moment, Pain of love lasts a lifetime.
I am doomed to an eternity of compulsive work. No set goal achieved satisfies. Success only breeds a new goal. The golden apple devoured has seeds. It is endless.
Love is not enough. It must be the foundation, the cornerstone - but not the complete structure. It is much too pliable, too yielding.
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.
It has been my experience that one cannot, in any shape or form, depend on human relations for lasting reward. It is only work that truly satisfies.
I do not regret one professional enemy I have made. Any actor who doesn't dare to make an enemy should get out of the business.
My passions were all gathered together like fingers that made a fist. Drive is considered aggression today I knew it then as purpose.
This became a credo of mine...attempt the impossible in order to improve your work.
I was thought to be 'stuck up.' I wasn't. I was just sure of myself. This is and always has been an unforgivable quality to the unsure.
To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to sweat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life.
To fulfill a dream, to be allowed to seat over lonely labor, to be given the chance to create, is the meat and potatoes of life. The money is the gravy. As everyone else, I love to dunk my crust in it. But alone, it is not a diet designed to keep body and soul together.
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