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By Anonym 14 Sep

Ava Gardner

Our phone bills were astronomical, and when I found the letters Frank wrote me the other day, the total could fill a suitcase. Every single day during our relationship, no matter where in the world I was, I'd get a telegram from Frank saying he loved me and missed me. He was a man who was deseperate for companionship and love. Can you wonder that he always had mine!

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

I don't mind growing old. If I have to go before my time, this is how I'll go-- cigarette in one hand, glass of scotch in the other.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ava Gardner

Great idea," I said. "Call the police. Call the fucking police.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

I couldn't imagine a better place [Australia] for making a film on the end of the world.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

After my screen test, the director clapped his hands gleefully and yelled: “She can't talk! She can't act! She's sensational!”

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ava Gardner

I thought I was making fifty dollars a week [at MGM], but it turned out to be $35 because twelve weeks of the year you were on layoff. It was white slavery, and it lasted for seventeen years.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ava Gardner

When I lose my temper, honey, you can't find it any place.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

I hate cheating. I won’t put up with it. I don’t do it myself.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ava Gardner

I was lazy. I would have been a hell of a lot better actress had I taken it more seriously. I never had the proper respect for acting. Quite often, I learned my lines on the way to the studio.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

I am deeply superficial.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ava Gardner

He always called me Daughter. It was to distinguish me from his sister Ava. I loved being called Daughter. It sounded so possessive, and to be possessed when you are a child is just a wonderful feeling. It makes you feel safe. It makes you feel loved.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

For the loot, honey, for the loot.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

And the news got worse. It appeared that there was this whole other person Jesus Christ whose birthday a lot of people tended to confuse with mine. I was personally outraged. It was a long time before I forgave the Lord for that.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ava Gardner

I'm here to tell you, there ain't much forgiveness in that old-time religion. That particular savior was a mean son of a bitch. If you sinned, honey, he was going to get you, no doubt about it.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

I suffered, I really suffered, with all three of my husbands. And I tried damn hard with all three, starting each marriage certain that it was going to last until the end of my life. Yet none of them lasted more than a year or two.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ava Gardner

And I won 'em back fair and square. So what are you going to do about it? Want to fight? Who wants the first bloody nose?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

Doing nothing feels like floating on warm water to me. Delightful, perfect.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ava Gardner

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ava Gardner

Oh, what the hell did I know? I went to the set the first day in full makeup and the director told me to take it off. So I did the film without makeup. I had nothing to do with anything I did. I never understood why I was so famous.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ava Gardner

I caught his drift, but I wasn't going to argue for a single second. Just get me to the Hampshire House, that's all I cared about. Besides, how could I say, "No, I'm not a prositute. I'm Mrs. Frank Sinatra out for an early morning walk in the rain"?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

Although no one believes me, I have always been a country girl and still have a country girl's values

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ava Gardner

It’s a pity nobody believes in simple lust anymore.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

I haven't taken an overdose of sleeping pills and called my agent. I haven't been in jail, and I don't go running to the psychiatrist every two minutes. That's something of an accomplishment these days.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ava Gardner

The truth is that the only time I'm happy is when I'm doing absolutely nothing. I don't understand people who like to work and talk about it like it was some sort of goddamn duty. Doing nothing feel like floating on warm water to me. Delightful, perfect.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ava Gardner

Sex isn't all that important, but it is when you love someone very much.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ava Gardner

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ava Gardner

Love is nothing but a pain in the ass

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ava Gardner

So this was where lust was satisfied. If I'd been an old-time miner I'd have asked for my gold nugget back.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ava Gardner

I was never an actress -- none of us kids at Metro were. We were just good to look at.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ava Gardner

Petting is the study of the anatomy in braille.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ava Gardner

Sing me not a song; let me hear your recital of veneration and respect; this I will listen to over and over when I share your need of pleasing.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ava Gardner

When you have to face up to the fact that marriage to the man you love is really over, that's very tough, sheer agony. In that kind of harrowing situation, I always go away and cut myself off from the world. Also, I sober up immediately when there is genuine bad news in my life; I never face it with alcohol in my brain. I just rented a house in Palm Springs and sat there and just suffered for a couple of weeks. I suffered there until I was strong enough to face it.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ava Gardner

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.

By Anonym 19 Sep

Ava Gardner

Then, aided by the booze, like a fool I tossed off one of those throwaway lines that would have been better thrown away. "Ah, Frank! I thought you were going to be down here fucking Lana.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

I dealt with men who had tempers, and who could get violent-Lord knows how I had to defend myself against Howard Hughes and Frank Sinatra, and from Artie Shaw's verbal abuse. But George [C. Scott] was a different category of animal when he got drunk. He'd break into my hotel room, which he did in Italy, London and at the Beverly Hills Hotel, attack me to where I was frightened for my life, and scream, 'Why won't you marry me?' Well, I would never marry a man who couldn't control his liquor. Me, I'm a happy drunk. I laugh, I dance. I certainly don't break bottles and threaten to kill.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

I either write the book or sell the jewels. And I'm kinda sentimental about the jewels.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ava Gardner

Hell, I suppose if you stick around long enough they have to say something nice about you.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Ava Gardner

Fame and fortune does not mean anything if you don't have a happy home.

By Anonym 20 Sep

Ava Gardner

When he fell down the stairs, he told people he'd had a stroke. He was just pissed out of his skull. I love Dirk, he is such a drama queen.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ava Gardner

I've certainly never taken the care of myself that I should have. On the contrary. I've done a lot of late nights without enough sleep and all that. But I've had fun. Whatever wrinkles are there, I've enjoyed getting them.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ava Gardner

What I'd really like to say about stardom is that it gave me everything I never wanted.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Ava Gardner

Women's liberation as a movement makes some valid points. But in the final analysis, it doesn't matter who wears the pants - as long as there's money in the pockets.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Ava Gardner

Maybe, in the final analysis, they saw me as something I wasn't and I tried to turn them into something they could never be. I loved them all but maybe I never understood any of them. I don't think they understood me.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Ava Gardner

In one scene, when I was supposed to say, "In a pig's eye you are," what came out was, "In a pig's ass you are." Old habits die awfully hard.