There seems to be a law that governs all our actions so I never make plans. Greta Garb
I smoke all the time, one after the other.
I want to be alone.
Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it.
If you are blessed, you are blessed, whether you are married or single.
the sadness in her eyes.
I'm afraid of NOTHING except being bored!
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.
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.
All alike, you men. You only want the satisfaction of being through with us first, that's all. So far I've had the good fortune of beating you to it. So I am heartless.
Every one of us lives his life just once; if we are honest, to live once is enough
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.
chemically, we're already quite sympathetic.
I'm not always sincere. One can't be in this world, you know.
The story of my life is about back entrances, side doors, secret elevators and other ways of getting in and out of places so that people won't bother me.
There is no one who would have me - I can't cook.
My talents fall within definite limitations. I am not as versatile an actress as some think.
It could be so beautiful here if the Americans themselves had not made it so ugly with their big buildings, their millions of cars, and noise ...
Is there anything better than to be longing for something, when you know it is within reach? Greta G
Flesh and the Devil.
I like the sea: we understand one another. It is always yearning, sighing for something it cannot have; and so am I.
It is bitter to think of one's best years disappearing in this unpolished country. Greta Garb
Garbo still belongs to that moment in cinema when capturing the human face still plunged audiences into the deepest ecstasy, when one literally lost oneself in a human image as one would in a philtre, when the face represented a kind of absolute state of the flesh, which could be neither reached nor
This is where I have wasted the best years of my life.
Gimme a visky with a ginger ale on the side - and don't be stinchy, beby.
There are some who want to get married and others who don't. I have never had an impulse to go to the altar. I am a difficult person to lead.
I want to be left alone.
Except physically, we know little more about Garbo than we know about Shakespeare.
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.
I live like a monk: with one toothbrush, one cake of soap, and a pot of cream.