13 Ava Gardner Quotes: Top Collection

 

1. “I suppose if you stick around long enough they have to say something nice about you.” — AVA GARDNER

 

2. “I wish to live to 150 years old, but the day I die, I wish it to be with a cigarette in one hand and a glass of whiskey in the other.” — AVA GARDNER

 

3. “God knows I’ve got so many frailties myself, I ought to be able to understand and forgive them in others. But I don’t.” — AVA GARDNER

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4. “When I lose my temper, honey, you can’t find it any place.” — AVA GARDNER

 



 

5. “I have only one rule in acting: trust the director and give him heart and soul.” — AVA GARDNER

 

6. “I think the main reason my marriages failed is that I always loved too well but never wisely.” — AVA GARDNER

 

7. “When I’m old and gray, I want to have a house by the sea. And paint. With a lot of wonderful chums, good music, and booze around. And a damn good kitchen to cook in.” — AVA GARDNER

 

8. “Hollywood – that’s a place where love is viewed both pragmatically and philosophically in the saying, ‘Tis better to have loved and divorced than never to have had any publicity at all.” — AVA GARDNER

 

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9. “Because I was promoted as a sort of a siren and played all those sexy broads, people made the mistake of thinking I was like that off the screen. They couldn’t have been more wrong.” — AVA GARDNER

 

10. “If I had my life to live over again, I’d live it the same way. Maybe a few changes here or there, but nothing special. The truth is, honey, I’ve enjoyed my life. I’ve had a hell of a good time.”  — AVA GARDNER

 

11. “Don’t think for a minute that bad publicity and endless criticism don’t leave their claw marks on everyone concerned. Your friends try to cheer you up by saying lightly, ‘I suppose you get used to it, and ignore it.’ You try. You try damned hard. But you never get used to it. It always wounds and hurts.” — AVA GARDNER

 

12.“Fame and fortune does not mean anything if you don’t have a happy home.” — AVA GARDNER

 

13.“I want to remember it all, the good times and the bad times, the late nights, the boozing, the dancing into dawns, and all the great and not-so-great people I met and loved in those years…” — AVA GARDNER

 

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