Womanly Words Of Wisdom From Zsa Zsa Gabor

Wouldn’t you know some younger woman at a celebrity forum posted a hilarious quotation made by this infamous femme fatale born at the beginning of the 1900’s who has left us a few pearls of wisdom before departing this mortal coil. My pride was dinged a bit to have missed them thus far, but I’m pleased to see evidence of wisdom from the Millennials. So, I’m sharing with you lovely ladies! 

Zsa Zsa Gabor is an actress known for her glamorous image and numerous marriages. She is from an era when women knew how to use their assets and celebrity women did so without apology. Think Pearl Bailey. Lena Horne. Sophia Loren. Elizabeth Taylor. These women are undoubtedly sexy and alluring but classy in appearance.

This is not an analysis of their personal lives, especially since some of their biggest mistakes have been well-documented. That’s life. While society has progressed in many aspects, some benefits and disadvantages are not mutually exclusive when using a little discretion.

Either way, it’s a more than just a good idea to marry well. It’s a must because there are only so many adjustments you can make after the fact. Khadija made a few valid observations about strategies especially amenable to African-American women in a recent post on mass movements worthy of consideration. Afterall – The Choice Was Always Yours!

Here are several choice quotations:

A man in love is incomplete until he has married. Then he’s finished.

Getting divorced just because you don’t love a man is almost as silly as getting married just because you do.

How many husbands have I had? You mean apart from my own?

I don’t remember anybody’s name. How do you think the “dahling” thing got started?

I never hated a man enough to give him diamonds back.

I’m a great housekeeper. I get divorced. I keep the house.

I want a man who’s kind and understanding. Is that too much to ask of a millionaire?

You never really know a man until you have divorced him.

Men have always liked me and I have always liked men. But I like a mannish man, a man who knows how to talk to and treat a woman—not just a man with muscles.

13 Replies to “Womanly Words Of Wisdom From Zsa Zsa Gabor”

  1. Gladys Knight was on the View this week. She looks wonderful. Gladys is another lady who always carried herself with pride and dignity.

  2. Oh yes, Sophia Lauren had men falling all over themselves. I always thought Sophia may have had an African grandparent due to her skin tone. She came from a poor background; but, she always carried herself well.

  3. I agree Zsa Zsa and Liz knew men were attracted to them and these smart women used those nuggets of truth to their advantage. Another smart "old style" actress is Debbie Reynolds. She is smart, rich and still an attractive woman.
    They too could have ended up like Marilyn and Dorothy.

    1. Yes, Princess Leia's momma starred in one of my favorite musicals of all, Singing In the Rain. She also held her head high once Liz Taylor took off with her 1st husband. These women have LIVED!

  4. Faith, you totally sent me down a youtube rabbit hole looking at Zsa Zsa! LOL! She. Is. Hilarious! And so effortlessly herself, you can't help but be charmed by her. I have always found women like her be so utterly fascinating!

    1. She's definitely led a colorful life. From slapping a police officer to her husband claiming to be Anna Nicole's baby daddy, Zsa Zsa will go down in history. I'm also surprised she and her sister Ava didn't work together more often.

  5. I love Zsa Zsa: she was such an original. I love the fact that she's still here, still glamorous (even though she's ill.) Thanks for posting this.

  6. Thanks for sharing the Zsa Zsa's words of wisdom. Zsa Zsa truly was an original and I agree that she and the contemporaries you listed were forces of nature who knew how to mold male patriarchy for their benefit. My mom, aunts, and uncles STILL talk about Elizabeith Taylor and how she lived her life with no apologies. Zsa Zsa was another woman who truly lived a full life. I once asked my uncle about the difference between Marilyn Monroe and Dorothy Dandridge (who was one of the most gorgeous women who ever lived in my humble opinion). His reply was something that I will never forget. He said, "Men chased Marilyn. Dorothy chased men." His words resonated with me because I have studied Dorothy's tragic life and his comment made clear why all her relationships ended horribly, which ultimately led to her bankruptcy & overdose death. Dorothy lived in a time of extreme racism but she also never recognized her own power. Her poor decision making regarding men led to her downfall. That did NOT happen to Zsa Zsa, who had many prominent marriages (including one to Conrad Hilton).

    1. Thanks. Zsa Zsa is ill, but still here. I think Dorothy had the racism and the abandonment issues, but Marilyn had her share of problems too. Dorothy probably married down, but then Marilyn had to deal with a husband who wanted to neuter her. I see so many parallels. I think Marilyn not having to deal with the racism was her only advantage when compared to Dorothy.

      Black women today have less restrictions, but they still see obstacles. All it takes is one or two BW to strategically position themselves with men who aren't black. Aaliyah was being groomed for a career in acting for example -- despite 'racism'. After Kevin Costner picked Whitney Houston and The Bodyguard was so successful, she was able to write her own ticket in Hollywood. It's not easy, but it's not impossible.

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