The Best Ava Gardner quotes

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Ava Gardner was born on December 24, 1922 in Smithfield, North Carolina. She rose to fame in the 1940s as a glamourous actress, starring in such films as The Hucksters and Show Boat. Gardner’s personal life was often just as dramatic as her screen roles, with three marriages and a number of high-profile affairs. Despite her often rocky personal life, she remained a popular actress until her death on January 25, 1990. This quotes compilation tells the story of Gardner’s fascinating life.

Here are the best Love, Mickey quotes from Ava Gardner, and much more.


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About Ava Gardner

birth of the author

December 24, 1922

death of the author

January 25, 1990

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Alma Mater:
Atlantic Christian College

occupation of the author

Actress, Singer

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Mickey–the smallest husband I ever had and the biggest mistake I ever made–well, that year, it was. — Ava Gardner

I do owe Mickey one thing: he taught me how much I enjoyed sex. — Ava Gardner

The marriages to Mickey and Artie were easy come, easy go. I called them my ‘starter husbands!’ — Ava Gardner

Nobody could pile on the applesauce like Mickey. He was the best liar in the world–well, Frank Sinatra can tell a good story, too, but I don’t believe he was ever unfaithful to me. — Ava Gardner

i do owe mickey one thing he taught me how much i enjoyed sex Ava Gardner quote


Sex isn’t all that important, but it is when you love someone very much. — 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. — Ava Gardner

It’s a shame that it didn’t work out with Mick. I was hopelessly in love with him. — 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. — Ava Gardner

Go fuck yourself,’ I replied, always the lady. ‘I’m staying here. — Ava Gardner

sex isn t all that important but it is when you love someone very much Ava Gardner quote

I think the main reason my marriages failed is that I always loved too well but never wisely. — Ava Gardner

Inspiring Phrases From Ava Gardner

I couldn’t imagine a better place [Australia] for making a film on the end of the world. — 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. — 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. — Ava Gardner

The truth is, honey, I’ve enjoyed my life. I’ve had a hell of a good time. — Ava Gardner

i couldn t imagine a better place australia for making a film on the end of the world Ava Gardner quote

So this was where lust was satisfied. If I’d been an old–time miner I’d have asked for my gold nugget back. — Ava Gardner

I did a lot of hokey movies when I was starting out at MGM. Good and bad, mostly bad. — 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. — Ava Gardner

Various Statements From Ava Gardner

Some of the things that I regret most in my life happened when I was drinking. I’m just not good with alcohol. And I don’t give a damn what time of the day it is, I just drink too much. — Ava Gardner

When you get to be my age, baby, you have to pay time more respect. — Ava Gardner

when you get to be my age baby you have to pay time more respect Ava Gardner quote

I never played a woman who was smarter than me. — Ava Gardner

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In Ava Gardner Statements


Petting is the study of the anatomy in braille. — Ava Gardner

I’m not saying my own looks don’t give the game away. Nothing I can do about that anymore. A nip and tuck ain’t gonna do it. — 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. — Ava Gardner

Fame gives you everything you never wanted. — Ava Gardner

i never played a woman who was smarter than me Ava Gardner quote

More Phrases From 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. — Ava Gardner

Elizabeth Taylor is not beautiful, she is pretty–I was beautiful. — Ava Gardner

What’s the point? My face, shall we say, looks lived in. — 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. — Ava Gardner

I do everything for a reason. Most of the time the reason is money. — Ava Gardner

elizabeth taylor is not beautiful she is pretty i was beautiful Ava Gardner quote

I was never an actress––none of us kids at Metro were. We were just good to look at. — Ava Gardner

What I’d really like to say about stardom is that it gave me everything I never wanted. — Ava Gardner

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