"I suffered, I really suffered, with all three of my husbands. And I tried damn hard with all three, starting each marriage certain that it was going to last until the end of my life. Yet none of them lasted more than a year or two."
"A successful marriage requires falling in love many times, always with the same person."Ava Gardner on Mignon McLaughlin
"By all means, marry. If you get a good wife, you'll become happy if you get a bad one, you'll become a philosopher."Ava Gardner on Socrates
"It is not a lack of love, but a lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages."Ava Gardner on Friedrich Nietzsche
"How can a woman be expected to be happy with a man who insists on treating her as if she were a perfectly normal human being."Ava Gardner on Oscar Wilde
"Don't marry the person you think you can live with marry only the individual you think you can't live without."Ava Gardner on James C. Dobson
"I have only one rule in acting - trust the director and give him heart and soul."