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A collection of quotes and thoughts by Greta Garbo on alone, death, meme, happened, grand-hotel, old, life, wonderful, friend, smile, dream, toughness and wish

32 Thought-Provoking Quotes By Greta Garbo That You Ought To Know

Famous As: Film actress
Born On: September 18, 1905
Died On: April 15, 1990
Born In: Stockholm
Died At Age: 84
Greta Garbo was a famous Swedish-American film actress who ruled the entertainment industry in 1920s and 1930s. She was thrice nominated for the ‘Academy Awards’ for ‘Best Actress’. In 1954, she was also awarded an ‘Academy Honorary Award’ for her ‘unforgettable and luminous screen performances’. She was ranked fifth on the list of ‘greatest female stars of classic Hollywood cinema’ by ‘American Film Institute’ in 1999. Garbo started her career with a Swedish film titled, ‘The Saga Of Gosta Berling’. Her work caught the eye of Louis B. Mayer who brought her to Hollywood. Her first silent film ‘Torrent’ was well-received by the audiences and she became an international star with her third film titled ‘Flesh And The Devil’. We have curated some quotable quotes and sayings by the popular actress. Presenting famous thoughts and quotations by Greta Garbo on difficulty, face, America, Hollywood, person, peace, blessed, direction, law, plans, action, tired etc.

Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.

Greta Garbo

I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said 'I want to be let alone!' There is all the difference.

Greta Garbo

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.

Greta Garbo

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.

Greta Garbo

You don't have to be married to have a good friend as your partner for life.

Greta Garbo

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.

Greta Garbo

I want to be alone.

Greta Garbo

I'm tired and nervous and I'm in America. Here you don't know that you live.

Greta Garbo

It is bitter to think of one's best years disappearing in this unpolished country.

Greta Garbo

I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said, 'I want to be left alone.' There is all the difference.

Greta Garbo

If you are blessed, you are blessed, whether you are married or single.

Greta Garbo

There are many things in your heart you can never tell to another person. They are you, your private joys and sorrows, and you can never tell them. You cheapen yourself, the inside of yourself, when you tell them.

Greta Garbo

I wish I were supernaturally strong so I could put right everything that is wrong.

Greta Garbo

If only those who dream about Hollywood knew how difficult it all is.

Greta Garbo

I smoke all the time, one after the other.

Greta Garbo

I'm a completely worthless woman and no man should risk his life for me.

Greta Garbo

Your joys and sorrows. You can never tell them. You cheapen the inside of yourself if you do tell them.

Greta Garbo

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.

Greta Garbo

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.

Greta Garbo

This is where I have wasted the best years of my life.

Greta Garbo

Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it.

Greta Garbo

My talents fall within definite limitations. I am not as versatile an actress as some think.

Greta Garbo

I'm afraid of NOTHING except being bored!

Greta Garbo

I'm not always sincere. One can't be in this world, you know.

Greta Garbo

I like the sea: we understand one another. It is always yearning, sighing for something it cannot have; and so am I.

Greta Garbo

Every one of us lives this life just once, if we are honest, to live once is enough.

Greta Garbo

There is no one who would have me - I can't cook.

Greta Garbo

Why should you care for a woman like me? I'm always nervous or sick, or sad or too gay.

Greta Garbo

There seems to be a law that governs all our actions so I never make plans.

Greta Garbo

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.

Greta Garbo

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.

Greta Garbo

Is there anything better than to be longing for something, when you know it is within reach?

Greta Garbo