Ava Gardner Quotes

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Ava Gardner Quotes

Love is nothing but a pain in the ass
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Sex isn't all that important, but it is when you love someone very much.

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I have only one rule in acting
trust the director, and give him heart and soul.

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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!

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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All I have going is my looks. When my beauty goes, I'm through.

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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.

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

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

— Ava Gardner

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