'She described their
life together. 'I was happy traveling with the band, hanging out with Artie
[Shaw, her husband] and his literary pals. Guys like Sid Perelman, Bill Saroyan,
John O'Hara. Artie said all I had to do was keep my mouth shut, sit at their
feet, and absorb their wit and wisdom. I was happy to do that. I was comfortable
with those guys.' -- Ava Gardner, in a profile by Peter Evans in the July 2013
edition of Vanity Fair.