18 of Zsa Zsa Gabor's most iconic quotes

A tribute to the late Hollywood star

A tribute to the late Hollywood star

Hungarian actress Zsa Zsa Gabor has died of a heart attack in her Los Angeles home, aged 99. Although she appeared in over 70 films throughout her lifetime, she ended up being more famous for her nine marriages than her acting credentials, becoming one of the original tabloid celebrities. Frequently sharing her fabulous wisdom on men and relationships, here are a few of our favourite quotes...

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‘I never hated a man enough to give him his diamonds back.’

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

‘I don't remember anybody's name. Why do you think the 'darling' thing started?’

‘Husbands are like fires. They go out when unattended.’

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


‘Macho does not prove mucho.’

‘Any woman who diets all the time can't help but be grouchy. Nobody can be amusing or entertaining on a diet.’

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

‘When in trouble, take a bath and wash your hair.’

‘My husband said it was him or the cat. I miss him sometimes.’


‘I love the intellectual type. They know everything and suspect nothing.’

‘Personally, I know nothing about sex, because I have always been married.’

‘There is no diet for a big ego.’

‘I never really mind what people say about me - I am far too unconventional and far too dedicated to being true to myself to let other people's disdain or nastiness upset me for long.’

‘One of my theories is that men love with their eyes; women love with their ears.’


‘I'm a marvellous housekeeper—every time I leave a man, I keep his house.’

‘Love should be an inspiration, not an obligation.’

‘I tell you, in this world being a little crazy helps to keep you sane.’