Zsa Zsa Gabor's life - in her own words

Zsa Zsa Gabor has died at the age of 99 but some of her best lines will stay with us.

Here are some of her most notable quotations from her 1991 book One Lifetime Is Not Enough.

On life in Budapest: “The family led a life filled with grace and charm. There were vacations at our house on the shores of Lake Balaton, excursions in our Mercedes, parties glittering with beautiful women and dashing men, waltzing together under the flickering light of our crystal chandeliers.”

“As a teenager, I preferred the company of boys to girls, focusing always on the most indifferent male and flirting with him until he became my slave.”

On marrying Conrad Hilton: “Conrad’s decision to change my name from Zsa Zsa to Georgia symbolised everything my marriage to him would eventually become. My Hungarian roots were to be ripped out and my background ignored. I soon discovered that my marriage to Conrad meant the end of my freedom. My own needs were completely ignored: I belonged to Conrad.”

“All in all — I love being married. I love the companionship, I love cooking for a man (simple things like chicken soup and my special Dracula’s goulash from Hungary), and spending all my time with a man. Of course I love being in love — but it is marriage that really fulfils me. But not in every case.”

“I never really mind what people say about me — I am far too unconventional and far too dedicated to being true to myself to let other people’s disdain or nastiness upset me for long.”

On surviving: “All my life, I have been a positive thinker. I have always been able to survive by telling myself that no matter how bad things are, they will one day be better. And that out of every event — no matter how tragic — one can always find a way to survive and even, perhaps, to be a little bit happy.”

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