Thursday, October 1, 2009

Favorite Quote: On Having Standards


Quote:
I have my standards. They may be low, but I have them.

Who Said It:
Bette Midler, the Divine Miss M.

27 comments:

Larry Ohio said...

Oh, I adore her so much! She should have been on my sister list. Damn me for not thinking of her.

H said...

I love that picture. She is fabulous.

Gummi Bare said...

seasame street?

cb said...

I think my dating standards are: are they male and do they have a pulse?

And I'm flexible on the pulse part

The Daily Connoisseur said...

Lol! The problem with mine is that they are too high- resulting in tremendous neurosis on my part ;)

Writer said...

My favorite quote is from Clueless: "You know how picky I am about my shoes, and they only go on my feet!"

Though to be honest, I probably live my life closer to Bette's quote.

Sean said...

Don't you have to have opportunities before you can have standards?

I saw Bette at the MCI Arena in DC years ago...she was of course amazing but what I remember most about that night was the my friends had the biggest smiles throughout the show and for the next few days. Pure joy.

David Dust said...

I LOVE that picture!!!

XOXOXOXO

Bob said...

J'adore La Midler!
I live by the same rule.

Steven Anthony said...

ha...great quote, I may adopt it as one of my own....and the pic, well devine;)

Stan said...

I've always loved the devine Ms. M!

Rick said...

Bette. My favorite!

JennyMac said...

She is such a SassPot..timeless. My brother and BIL saw her Vegas. They are in loooove.

The MaleSack said...

Could not have said it better!

LENORENEVERMORE said...

Lurrrve her! She can be the wind under my wings anytime!!! oooh...I want to play with ostrich feathers now! Have a fab weekend darling Michael! ~mwahhh***

madtexter said...

Admittedly, I came late to Bette, Babs and Friends of Dorothy, but I do so love a good, baudy quote.

Love that Bette!

Ray's Cowboy said...

I agree the standars my be low, so you really have no expectation on others. I love Bette.
Ray

PS Tell CB I have a pulse. I do understand where he is coming from.

Westopher said...

Just so you know, I'm TOTALLY stealing this quote for my blog.

Bobbie's Babbles said...

Love Bette!! Love who she was and love who she is now. Babs was on Oprah the other day talking about "famous stuff" and then just got real and started lamenting on how she scarfed pizza for lunch and would have to deal with results. Dolly is so out there and honest. Standards, shmandards... I won't judge any of them.

mistress maddie said...

I always loved that quote. My standards are usually on the floor...next to me clothes!

LORDPATRICK said...

Love the quote!

Love the woman!

I agree with cb!

Thanks for your comment! Posts can't be that good every day unfortunately!

Patrick

Sharon McPherson: AUTHOR / ARTIST said...

For a long time, when it came to men ... Bette Midler took those words right out of my mouth. lol

I last saw Bette Midler in the movie 'The Women' in 2008 and SHE and nothing else, made that movie. I love her, she's fab!

Steven said...

When I was first aware of what Gay was, I saw Bette Midler at Uihlein Hall in Milwaukee. It was the first time I ever saw a drag queen. Barry Manilow was her pianist and Melissa Manchester was one of the Harlettes.
Bette wore an apricot blouse, brown trousers and red platform wedgies in the first half, and a tight white satin dress (featured on the back of her second album) in the second. She couldn't move in the dress, so she took it off and finished the concert in a pair of black pedal pushers and a white sequined corset. She was incredible! I love her!

edder said...

I love Bette. Always have, always will.

Btw, I do believe I based my "10-year-marriage-that-should-have-been-a-one-night-stand" on this quote. Is it possible I may have heard it as a teenager and only now is it coming back to me as a suppressed memory??

Damn you, Michael Rivers! Damn you.

ayem8y said...

My secret for standards is that I have none. Therefore I’m never disappointed.

Dan said...

a woman after my own heart.

Doug Goff said...

Sounds kind of like my standards lol.