I was always sad as a child, for as long as I can think back. I hated crowds of people, and used to sit in a corner by myself, just thinking.
[When asked if she believed in "women's lib":] Not really. Not when I see what most of them look like.
Flesh and the Devil.
Being a movie star, and this applies to all of them, means being looked at from every possible direction. You are never left at peace, you're just fair game.
You don't have to be married to have a good friend as your partner for life. Greta Garb
It's not just her face, which is gorgeous. It's that she's attractive in a much fuller way than that.
I wish I were supernaturally strong so I could put right everything that is wrong.
it's difficult in Hollywood to be allowed to try anything. It's all a terrible compromise. There is no time for art. All that matters is what they call box office.
Perhaps it's better if I live in your heart, where the world can't see me. If I'm dead, there will be no stain on our love.
I like the sea: we understand one another. It is always yearning, sighing for something it cannot have; and so am I.
Garbo: The Signature Collection
There seems to be a law that governs all our actions so I never make plans. Greta Garb
It is bitter to think of one's best years disappearing in this unpolished country.
There is no one who would have me - I can't cook.
I live like a monk: with one toothbrush, one cake of soap, and a pot of cream.
I smoke all the time, one after the other.
If only those who dream about Hollywood knew how difficult it all is.
Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it.
I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said, 'I want to be left alone.' There is all the difference.
I'm afraid of NOTHING except being bored!
Gimme a visky with a ginger ale on the side - and don't be stinchy, beby.
chemically, we're already quite sympathetic.
How can one change one's entire life and build a new one on one moment of love? And yet, that's what you make me want to close my eyes and do.
I don't want to be a silly temptress. I cannot see any sense in getting dressed up and doing nothing but tempting men in pictures.
It is bitter to think of one's best years disappearing in this unpolished country. Greta Garb
If you are blessed, you are blessed, whether you are married or single.
Why haven't I got a husband and children?" mused Greta Garbo to the Dutchess of Windsor, "I never met a man I could marry.
I'm tired and nervous and I'm in America. Here you don't know that you live.
Your joys and sorrows. You can never tell them. You cheapen the inside of yourself if you do tell them.
My talents fall within definite limitations. I am not as versatile an actress as some think.