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12/19/2016 05:42 am ET

Zsa Zsa Gabor's Best Quotes About Love, Marriage And Divorce

“It’s never as easy to keep your own spouse happy as it is to make someone else’s spouse happy.”

Zsa Zsa Gabor, who died Sunday at the age of 99, was arguably more famous for her many marriages and divorces than she was for her acting career. The wife of eight husbands (well, nine if you count the union that lasted only one day before it was annulled), Gabor unapologetically loved, lost and left throughout her lavish life. 

“Every girl should be married at least once in her life. It’s a must,” Gabor wrote in her 1970 book, “How to Catch a Man, How to Keep a Man, How to Get Rid of a Man.” 

Gabor would know. In her lifetime, she wed a Turkish diplomat, a hotelier, an English actor, a Mexican actor, a Beverly Hills investor, a Texas socialite, an inventor, a divorce lawyer and even the adopted son of German royalty, who finally gave Gabor the one title she seemed destined to have: princess.

The star was adored by fans for her witty one-liners and her openness to dish on her wild romances, which apparently included the likes of Sean Connery and Richard Burton. When asked how many husbands she had, Gabor was quoted in the 1975 anthology, “I Wish I’d Said That” by Kenneth Edwards as responding with, “You mean apart from my own?” 

Here are some of Gabor’s most memorable quotes about love:

  • “The only place men want depth in a woman is in her décolletage.”
    Gabor with Conrad 'Nicky' Hilton, and actress Natalie Wood. Gabor was married to 'Nicky's' father, hotelier Conrad Hilto
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    Gabor with Conrad 'Nicky' Hilton, and actress Natalie Wood. Gabor was married to 'Nicky's' father, hotelier Conrad Hilton. Time magazine included this quote in its obituary.
  • “Sexual attraction only lasts two years, and who wants to stay with a man if you’re not sexually attracted?”
    Gabor spoke of her many marriages in a 1983 interview with&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bc0xKSvneCc" target=
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    Gabor spoke of her many marriages in a 1983 interview with David Letterman.
  • “Husbands are like fires. They go out when unattended.”
    Gabor feeds cake to her sixth husband, Jack Ryan, in 1975. According to <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/film/2016/dec/19
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    Gabor feeds cake to her sixth husband, Jack Ryan, in 1975. According to The Guardian, Gabor made this comment in a 1960 Newsweek interview.
  • "I know nothing about sex, because I was always married."
    Gabor with English actor George Sanders, her third husband. The actress was married eight times (nine -- if you count the&nbs
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    Gabor with English actor George Sanders, her third husband. The actress was married eight times (nine -- if you count the one that lasted for one day and was annulled). USA Today included this quote in a roundup of her best one-liners.
  • “You never really know a man until you have divorced him.”
    Gabor with her fifth husband, Joshua Cosden. Time magazine <a href="http://time.com/4605880/zsa-zsa-gabor-dies-obituary/" tar
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    Gabor with her fifth husband, Joshua Cosden. Time magazine included this quote in its obituary of Gabor.
  • “I am a marvelous housekeeper. Every time I leave a man, I keep his house.”
    Gabor photographed in 1993. This is one of her most&nbsp;memorable statements.
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    Gabor photographed in 1993. This is one of her most memorable statements.
  • “When I’m alone, I can sleep crossways in bed without an argument.”
    Gabor photographed in 1966. The <a href="http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-10984784" target="_blank">BBC included th
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    Gabor photographed in 1966. The BBC included this quote in its roundup of the star's best lines.
  • “It’s never as easy to keep your own spouse happy as it is to make someone else’s spouse happy.”
    Gabor photographed in 1985. This quote was included in <a href="http://time.com/4605880/zsa-zsa-gabor-dies-obituary/" target=
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    Gabor photographed in 1985. This quote was included in Time magazine's obituary
  • “I’m not a girl who sits home and knits, you know.”
    Gabor said this during an interview with&nbsp;<a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R-S73z0aMfQ" target="_blank">Joan Rive
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    Gabor said this during an interview with Joan Rivers in the early 1990s.
  • "Being jealous of a beautiful woman is not going to make you beautiful."
    <a href="http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/zsa-zsa-gabor-dead-15-her-best-quotes-957329" target="_blank">The Hollywood Re
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    The Hollywood Reporter included this quote in the site's roundup of Gabor's best quotes.
  • “I never hated a man enough to give his diamonds back.”
    Gabor photographed in 1994.&nbsp;Gabor said this to the Observer in 1957, according to <a href="https://www.theguardian.com/f
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    Gabor photographed in 1994. Gabor said this to the Observer in 1957, according to The Guardian.
  • “I have learned that not diamonds but divorce lawyers are a girl’s best friend.”
    Gabor with her first husband husband, Turkish diplomat Burhan Belge. Gabor <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/18/movies/
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    Gabor with her first husband husband, Turkish diplomat Burhan Belge. Gabor made this comment during a 1987 speech at the American Bar Association.
  • “I want a man who’s kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?”
    Gabor photographed in 1969. This is another one of her most memorable&nbsp;statements.
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    Gabor photographed in 1969. This is another one of her most memorable statements.
  • “You can say I’m full of shit — but don’t say I’m old.”
    Gabor made this remark&nbsp;<a href="http://people.com/archive/zsa-zsa-gabor-has-been-courted-before-but-this-time-its-a-tria
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    Gabor made this remark to People magazine in 1989.
  • ”A girl must marry for love, and keep on marrying until she finds it.”
    The <a href="http://www.nytimes.com/2016/12/18/movies/zsa-zsa-gabor-often-married-actress-known-for-glamour-dies.html" target
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    The New York Times included this quote in its obituary. Here Gabor is photographed in 1994 with her last husband, Frédéric Prinz von Anhalt.
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