Tuesday, May 31, 2022

The Wit and Wisdom of Zsa Zsa Gabor (1917-2016)

Zsa Zsa

Re-posted by N.S.

Via imdb.com

To be loved is a strength. To love is a weakness.

A man in love is incomplete until he is married. Then he is finished.

As a woman, you have to choose between your fanny or your face. I chose my face.

I have never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.

[When asked how many husbands she’d had] You mean other than my own?

To a smart girl, men are no problem—they’re the answer.

Macho does not prove mucho.

Husbands are like fires—they go out when unattended.

I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house.

Getting divorced just because you don’t love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.

I don't remember anybody's name. How do you think the "dahling" thing got started?

Conrad Hilton was very generous to me in the divorce settlement. He gave me 5,000 Gideon Bibles.

A girl must marry for love, and keep on marrying until she finds it.

[As quoted in the book The Humor of Sex] Personally, I know nothing about sex because I’ve always been married.

It’s never as easy to keep your own spouse happy as it is to make someone else’s spouse happy.

I believe in large families: every woman should have at least three husbands.

[on Cary Grant] They are trying to show he’s a great lover, but they will never prove it to me.

Being jealous of a beautiful woman is not going to make you more beautiful.

If they had as much adultery going on in New York as they said in the divorce courts, they wouldn’t have had enough time left over to run the subways or mow the grass in Central Park and they would never have a chance to make the beds at the Plaza.

The only place men want depth in a woman is in her d├ęcolletage.

You never really know a man until you have divorced him.

[on solitude] When I’m alone, I can sleep cross ways in bed without an argument.

When you are married to an actor, you feel you are nothing but an understudy to him. He only has eyes for himself. It is really the one situation I know of, where with just two people you have a triangle.

The only way to learn a language properly, in fact, is to marry a man of that nationality. You get what they call in Europe a “sleeping dictionary.” Of course, I have only been married five times and I speak seven languages. I’m still trying to remember where I picked up the other two.

The best way to attract a man immediately is to have a magnificent bosom and a half-size brain and let both of them show.

[On George Sanders, the favorite of her five husbands] I thought he hated women and that was a marvelous challenge. When I met him I said, “Mr. Sanders, I'm madly in love with you.” And he said, “Mrs. Hilton, how well I understand that.”

[After a fight with boyfriend Porfirio Rubirosa, aka "Rubi", in which he gave her a black eye] Rubi loves me. Rubirosa in Spanish means red rose; for me it means black eye. A man only hits a woman if he loves her deeply.

[N.S.: Rubirosa was a notorious gigolo of legendary sexual talent.]

Man have always liked me and I have always liked men. But I like a mannish man, a man who knows how to talk to and treat a woman—not just a man with muscles.

[After an incident in which she got into a physical altercation with a traffic policeman in Beverly Hills, CA] You just cannot drive a Rolls-Royce in Beverly Hills anymore because they have it in for you.


Anonymous said...

Those are more fascinating,hilarious quotes than Will Rogers and Groucho Marx--combined--and she wore a dress to better effect too.


Anonymous said...

She and her sister were disgusting whores. Nine husbands plus lots of cheating. She adopted grown men for a fee of millions of dollars. I read that either she or her sister left one husband because he got cancer. They were worthless trash.