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Saturday, December 1, 2018

In Honor Of Miss M’s Birthday: 25 Of Her Divine Quotes

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December 1, 2018

In Miss M's Honor: 25 Divine Quotes From Bette Midler

Not for nothing do we call her the Divine Miss M. Here, in honor of her birthday, are 25 funny wisecracks, astute observations and two-bit opinions from Bette Midler.

  • On Her Sense of Ambition: “I want it all—and I would like it delivered.”

  • On Standing Out From the Crowd: “If only I’d known my differentness would be an asset, then my earlier life would have been much easier.”
  • On Power: “I firmly believe that with the right footwear, one can rule the world.”
  • On Housework: “My idea of Superwoman is someone who scrubs her own floors.”
  • On Her Gay Fans: “Thank God for the gays. I don’t know what would have happened, but I know what did happen. Good for them and good for me.”
  • On Nightlife: “I try not to drink too much because when I’m drunk, I bite.”
  • On Camp: “I wouldn’t say I invented tacky, but I definitely brought it to its present high popularity.”
  • On Princess Anne: “Such an active, outdoorsy lass. She loves nature in spite of what it did to her.”
  • On Helen Reddy: “She ought to be arrested for loitering in front of an orchestra.”
  • On Madonna: “The only thing Madonna will ever do like a virgin is give birth in a stable.”
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    Sunday, October 28, 2018

    Quote: Oral History Of Bette Midler and the Perils of Fame For The Golden Globes

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    Quote: Oral History Of Bette Midler and the Perils of Fame For The Golden Globes
    by Jack Tewksbury
    October 25, 2018

    In 1980, with her Golden Globe for her performance in The Rose.
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Bette Midler
    In 1980, with her Golden Globe for her performance in The Rose.
    HFPA ARCHIVES
    Bette Midler

    For over 40 years the HFPA has recorded famous and celebrated actors, actresses and filmmakers. The world’s largest collection of its kind – over 10,000  items- is now in the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts &  Sciences Margaret Herrick Library.

    In this excerpt from our archives,  multiple Golden Globe winner Bette Midler talks about the illusions of stardom.

    “Few people wake up one morning and find they’re famous. Most wake up and find they’re late for work. Then there are those who, for whatever reasons, attract the attention of local television. They think they’re famous when, in fact, it’s just a slow day for hard news. Read More

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    Saturday, July 22, 2017

    “I’ve never been to a sex orgy in my entire life. Studio 54 was way worse than the baths.” – Bette Midler

    “I’ve never been to a sex orgy in my entire life. Studio 54 was way worse than the baths.” – Bette Midler

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    I was riveting. Yes, it was a place where gay men met and had sex. I didn’t see that. Someone sent me a picture showing me in a 1930s costume with my hair pulled back and all these cute young men in bathrobes watching me.

    “I was riveting. Yes, it was a place where gay men met and had sex. I didn’t see that. Someone sent me a picture showing me in a 1930s costume with my hair pulled back and all these cute young men in bathrobes watching me. It seemed very innocent. I would stand at the top of a little staircase with a towel round my head and act out whacked-out movie heroines. Patti LaBelle played there, too. I wasn’t there long, but I was there long enough to make a splash, ha-ha.” – Bette Midler

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  • BetteBack September 9, 1998: Is Victoria Principle Bette Midler’s Sister? (bootlegbetty.com)
  • Idina Menzel on Working Toward LGBT Icon Status, a Lesbian Elsa & Angry Gays Who Oppose Her ‘Beaches’ Remake (bootlegbetty.com)
  • Bette Midler On politics: (bootlegbetty.com)
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    Sunday, November 22, 2015

    BetteBack June 18, 1992: Bette Midler On The Subject Of Longevity

    Daily Herald Suburban Chicago
    June 18, 1992

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    Entertainer Bette Midler, 45, on the subject of longevity: “ I want to be around forever; but if I have to go, it won’t be without a battle.” Spoken like a bona fide, card-carrying Boomer.

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    Friday, July 17, 2015

    Quotable Quotes: The Roxy

    “One of my favourite places in LA is Tower Records. They have all these bins for these different kinds of music But I’m always getting filed in the pits bin, you know along with Vikki Carr. So, I just pick up all my albums and go plunk myself down beside Olivia Newton-John, I’ll be a bleep-bleep-bleep if I’m going to stay there and rot alongside Liza Minnelli.” (Melody Maker, 1978)

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    Sunday, June 8, 2014

    BetteBack July 15, 1985: Bette Quote On Marriage

    Publication: News
    Location: Frederick, Maryland
    Issue Date: July 15, 1985

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    Quotable Quote from newlywed Bette Midler on marriage: “I like it and highly recommend it — if you can find someone you can stand!”

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    Sunday, September 15, 2013

    Bette Quote: Peace And Quiet

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    “My true self is a very mildmannered. gentle person who likes books, certain kinds of music, art and dance — and who. at this point, just wants a little peace in her life. I’m not saying peace and quiet. I’m saying to be at peace, contented.” — Bette Midler, entertainer. (Rolling Stone)

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    Tuesday, June 11, 2013

    Photo Quotes: Profession

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    Wednesday, June 5, 2013

    Photo Quotes: SuperWoman

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