"I generally avoid temptation unless I can’t resist it."
Attributed to Mae West
Thanks to Paulo Coelho who listed some of Mae's quotes in his Character of the Week blog posts: http://paulocoelhoblog.com/2010/12/05/character-of-the-week-mae-west/
From what I have read so far on Wikipedia, I am impressed with her talents. She seemed like quite the sharp-witted, outspoken and creative woman who moved to Hollywood to become a comedienne, actress and writer. I am too young to have been exposed to and influenced by her work. There's still time, I guess ;-^
According to one of her quotes though, she was not a natural blonde. Apparently, someone wrote a play in honour of one of her dirty blonde quotes.
And finally, one that caught my attention:
"I’m no model lady. A model’s just an imitation of the real thing."
Be your own real thing, ladies.