“Bill’s 32. He looks 32. He looked it five years ago, he’ll look it 20 years from now. I hate men.” — Margo Channing
The night of November 1, 2008 flooded me with thousands of life’s greatest moments — for the first time in my 27 years, I saw Madonna perform live in concert. After tearing up Human Nature on her guitar, she already had me close to fainting, but then suddenly she hit me with “Ladies . . . ladies . . . ladies . . . with an attitude, fellas that were in the mood” and introduced new life to Vogue. Luckily for one of best friends who was with me, my immaculate joy outweighed any need to faint. To see and hear Madonna say “Bette Davis — we love you” is a shining rainbow of a moment that I will never forget!
I imagine it was on her birthday when she said “Old age ain’t no place for sissies.” Happy birthday to the dynamite Miss Bette Davis!
“As long as I live, I’ll never take orders from anyone. I’m young and strong and nothing can touch me.” — Judith Traherne
“A woman is beautiful when she has eight hours’ sleep and goes to the beauty parlor every day. And bone structure has a lot to do with it too.” — Fanny Skeffington
“I’m not 20-ish, I’m not 30-ish. Three months ago I was 40 years old . . . 40 . . . Four O. That slipped out. I hadn’t quite made up my mind to admit it. Now I suddenly feel as if I’ve taken all my clothes off . . .” — Margo Channing