portrait of Mae West
Portrait by Allan Warren (1973)

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Quotes of the Day for 17 August 2001 – Mae West

Another international sex symbol was born on this day, to go with the two from yesterday. The date we know, but the year is a mystery since Mae West claimed or was reported to have been born in 1888, 1892, 1893, and 1900. But she was quotable!

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You will find an expanded profile, photo, additional biographical links, and all quotes from this author on the author's Notable Quotable page.

The quotes:

Between two evils I always pick the one I never tried before.

Marriage is a great institution, but I'm not ready for an institution yet.

Virtue has its own reward, but no sale at the box office.

I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.

Anything worth doing is worth doing slowly.

Saving love doesn't bring any interest.
     - All from Mae West

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