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."
"I'm a marvelous housekeeper—every time I leave a man, I keep his house."
"Any woman who diets all the time can't help but be grouchy. Nobody can be amusing or entertaining on a diet."
"To be loved is a strength. To love is a weakness."
"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."
"A girl must marry for love, and keep on marrying until she finds it."
"I don't remember anyone's name. How do you think the 'dahling' thing got started?"
"When in trouble, take a bath and wash your hair."
"My husband said it was him or the cat. I miss him sometimes."
"When I'm alone, I can sleep crossways in bed without an argument."
"How many husbands have I had? You mean apart from my own?"
"The women's movement hasn't changed my sex life. It wouldn't dare."
"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."
"Diamonds are a girl's best friend and dogs are a man's best friend. Now you know which sex has more sense."
"I believe in large families. Every woman should have at least three husbands."
"A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he's finished."
"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."
"There is no diet for a big ego."
"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."
"I pay all my own bills... I want to choose the man. I do not permit men to choose me."
"I only cook when I'm in love."