Anyone who has a continuous smile on his face conceals a toughness that is almost frightening.
I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said 'I want to be let alone!' There is all the difference.
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 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.
You don't have to be married to have a good friend as your partner for life.
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.
I want to be alone.
I'm tired and nervous and I'm in America. Here you don't know that you live.
It is bitter to think of one's best years disappearing in this unpolished country.
I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said, 'I want to be left alone.' There is all the difference.
If you are blessed, you are blessed, whether you are married or single.
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.
I wish I were supernaturally strong so I could put right everything that is wrong.
If only those who dream about Hollywood knew how difficult it all is.
I smoke all the time, one after the other.
I'm a completely worthless woman and no man should risk his life for me.
Your joys and sorrows. You can never tell them. You cheapen the inside of yourself if you do tell them.
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.
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.
This is where I have wasted the best years of my life.
Life would be so wonderful if we only knew what to do with it.
I'm afraid of NOTHING except being bored!
My talents fall within definite limitations. I am not as versatile an actress as some think.
I like the sea: we understand one another. It is always yearning, sighing for something it cannot have; and so am I.
I'm not always sincere. One can't be in this world, you know.
Every one of us lives this life just once, if we are honest, to live once is enough.
There is no one who would have me - I can't cook.
Why should you care for a woman like me? I'm always nervous or sick, or sad or too gay.
There seems to be a law that governs all our actions so I never make plans.
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.
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.
Is there anything better than to be longing for something, when you know it is within reach?