Hungarian-born actress and socialite Zsa Zsa Gabor was known for her luxurious taste, glamorous sense of style, and, of course, for her penchant for high-profile marriages to wealthy men. Of the course of her 99 years of life, 60 years in Hollywood and nine husbands, Gabor never failed to speak her mind—particularly when it came to matters of men, marriage and life as a celebutante. Here, we're taking a look back at some of the late legend's most memorable quotes.
"I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back."
"I believe that in life you should always take the serious things lightly and the light things seriously. This attitude of mine gets me into a lot of trouble."
"Being jealous of a beautiful woman is not going to make you more beautiful."
"Any woman who diets all the time can't help but be grouchy. Nobody can be amusing or entertaining on a diet."
"I tell you, in this world being a little crazy helps to keep you sane."
"What is really important for a woman, you know, even more than being beautiful or intelligent, is to be entertaining."
"Love should be an inspiration, not an obligation."
"How many husbands have I had? You mean apart from my own?"
"There's no better money to spend than your own."
"Parisian men make love all day and have no time to work; American men work all day and have no time for love."
"Remember—the only place men want depth in their women is in her décolletage."
"My most favorite joke is that to keep a marriage, the husband should have a night out with the boys and the wife should have a night out with the boys, too."
"Husbands are like fires—they go out when unattended."
"To a smart girl men are no problem—they're the answer."
"I always said marriage should be a fifty-fifty proposition. He should be at least fifty years old, and have at least fifty-million dollars."
"I believe in large families. Every woman should have at least three husbands."
"I want a man who's kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?"
"Personally, I know nothing about sex, because I have always been married."
"I love the intellectual type. They know everything and suspect nothing."
"Macho does not prove mucho."
"I don't take gifts from perfect strangers—but then, nobody is perfect."
"One of my theories is that men love with their eyes; women love with their ears."
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