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25 Ava Gardner Quotes To Ponder Over

Quick Facts

Born On: December 24, 1922

Died On: January 25, 1990

Born In: Smithfield, North Carolina, U.S

Died At Age: 67

Listed among the American Film Institute's 25 Greatest Female Stars of Hollywood, Ava Lavinia Gardner was an iconic American singer and actress, with a career spanning across three decades. Gardner stole the limelight with her works in Mogambo, The Night of the Iguana, The Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean and Earthquake. She was nominated for prestigious awards such as Academy Award, BAFTA Award and Golden Globe Award. Eventually in 1964, she was awarded with the San Sebastian Prize for her remarkable performance in The Night of the Iguana. In the twilight of her life, she was asked to ghostwrite her autobiography in the wake of financial crisis she faced. As a result, Ava Gardner: The Secret Conversations was released in 2012 posthumously, which was based on taped conversations of Ava Gardener and Peter Evans. She was portrayed by stars like Marcia Gay Harden, Deborah Kara Unger and Anna Drijver in hit-series/movies such as The Rat Pack, Kate Beckinsale, The Aviator and Walter Chiari. We have collected Ava gardner quotes and sayings from the diaglogues of her famous films and interviews. Here are few thougth-provoking quotes from this legend.

The truth is, honey, I've enjoyed my life. I've had a hell of a good time.

Ava Gardner

When I’m old and gray, I want to have a house by the sea. And paint. With a lot of wonderful chums, good music, and booze around. And a damn good kitchen to cook in.

Ava Gardner

Sex isn't all that important, but it is when you love someone very much.

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

When I lose my temper, honey, you can't find it any place.

Ava Gardner

Go fuck yourself," I replied, always the lady. "I'm staying here.

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

Deep down, I'm pretty superficial.

Ava Gardner

Hell, I suppose if you stick around long enough they have to say something nice about you.

Ava Gardner

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

Ava Gardner

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

Ava Gardner

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

Ava Gardner

I want to remember it all, the good times and the bad times, the late nights, the boozing, the dancing into dawns, and all the great and not-so-great people I met and loved in those years…

Ava Gardner

Great idea," I said. "Call the police. Call the fucking police.

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

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.

Ava Gardner

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'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

And I won 'em back fair and square. So what are you going to do about it? Want to fight? Who wants the first bloody nose?

Ava Gardner

Then, aided by the booze, like a fool I tossed off one of those throwaway lines that would have been better thrown away. "Ah, Frank! I thought you were going to be down here fucking Lana.

Ava Gardner

He will always be my Sir Galahad.

Ava Gardner

I either write the books or sell the jewels , and I'm kinda sentimental about the jewels.

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

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

Fame gives you everything you never wanted.

Ava Gardner