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Lifestyle / Inspirational Quotes

Quotes on Living Gorgeously From Zsa Zsa Gabor

Don't listen to the critics and find yourself a millionaire.
Quotes on Living Gorgeously From Zsa Zsa Gabor
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- Entrepreneur Staff
3 min read

Say what you will about Zsa Zsa Gabor, she lived life to the fullest.

Trained for stardom as a child in Hungary, she moved to Hollywood and did what so many don’t: created a life for herself as a glamourous actress in television and movies. Clad in gowns and diamonds, calling those around her “Darling,” she’d later become a tabloid mainstay, known for her eccentricities and a series of marriages to ambassadors, dukes and hotel magnates.

Throughout it all, she never took herself too seriously. As a result, she didn’t suffer fools, get lost in the past or care too much what others thought. She crafted legendary quips that poked fun at her relationships, Hollywood, money and the world. It’s this lighter approach to life that can be an example to us all. To get a little Zsa Zsa in your life, here are a selection of quotes from her own books and television interviews. Take a look -- and live gorgeously.

On jealousy
“I’ve never been jealous. I’ve never had to be.”
On The Arsenio Hall Show, 1994

On attitude
“I believe that in life you should always take the serious things lightly and the light things seriously. This attitude of mine gets me into a lot of trouble.”
From her 1970 book How to Catch a Man, How to Keep a Man, How to Get Rid of a Man

On money
“There’s no better money to spend than your own.”
From her 1970 book How to Catch a Man, How to Keep a Man, How to Get Rid of a Man

On love
“Love should be an inspiration, not an obligation.”
From her 1970 book How to Catch a Man, How to Keep a Man, How to Get Rid of a Man

On mothers
“If you can fight directly with your mother you can save a fortune in psychiatrist’s bills.”
From her 1970 book How to Catch a Man, How to Keep a Man, How to Get Rid of a Man

On thinking positively
“All my life, I have been a positive thinker. … I have always been able to survive by telling myself that no matter how bad things are, they will one day be better. And that out of every event -- no matter how tragic -- one can always find a way to survive and even, perhaps, to be a little bit happy.”
From her 1991 book One Lifetime Is Not Enough



On perspective
“The press is always very nasty. They wanted me to have a butcher for my eighth husband. Which wouldn’t be so bad. If the butcher is sexy and exciting, why not?”
On her eighth marriage to a duke and a prince, on Late Night with David Letterman, 1987

On power
“There’s no better aphrodisiac than power.”
On Late Night with David Letterman, 1987

 
 
 

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