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Greta Garbo

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Memorable Quotations:

  • "Gif me a visky, ginger ale on the side. And don't be stingy, baby." --as Anna Christie in ANNA CHRISTIE (1930).
  • Click here"I want to be alone." --as Grusinskaya in GRAND HOTEL (1932).
  • "In short, chancellor, they clamor." --as Queen Christina in QUEEN CHRISTINA (1933).
  • "God is being invoked in many lands these days, my lord.  What about the enemy's God?" --as Queen Christina in QUEEN CHRISTINA (1933).
  • "There are other things to live for than war." --as Queen Christina in QUEEN CHRISTINA (1933).
  • "I want peace and peace I will have." --as Queen Christina in QUEEN CHRISTINA (1933).
  • "Must we live for the dead?"  --as Queen Christina in QUEEN CHRISTINA (1933).
  • "My suitors usually come in oil." --as Queen Christina in QUEEN CHRISTINA (1933).
  • "I have imagined happiness, but happiness you cannot imagine.  Happiness you must feel." --as Queen Christina in QUEEN CHRISTINA (1933).
  • "Great love is an illusion..." --as Queen Christina in QUEEN CHRISTINA (1933).
  • "Alexei, is there pain in the world?  Are there tears?  I feel pain.  I have tears... because I'm so happy." --as Anna in ANNA KARENINA (1935).
  • "I face the truth... that one day I shall find myself alone." --as Anna in ANNA KARENINA (1935).
  • "Everybody quarrels. Keeps people from getting bored." --as Marguerite Gautier in CAMILLE (1937).
  • "Cows and chickens make better friends than I ever met in Paris." --as Marguerite in CAMILLE (1937).
  • "Life is something besides kisses and promises and the moonlight." --as Marguerite in CAMILLE (1937).
  • "I always look well when I'm near death." --as Marguerite Gautier in CAMILLE (1937).
  • "I'm afraid of nothing except being bored." --as Marguerite Gautier in CAMILLE (1937).
  • "Don't make an issue of my womanhood." --as Ninotchka in NINOTCHKA (1939).
  • "Your general appearance is not distasteful." --as Ninotchka in NINOTCHKA (1939).
  • "No one can be so happy without being punished." --as Ninotchka in NINOTCHKA (1939).
  • "I should hate to see our country endangered by my underwear." --as Ninotchka in NINOTCHKA (1939).
  • "Larry, let's go to bed." --as Karin Borg Blake in TWO-FACED WOMAN (1941).
  • "Tomorrow night I'll have forgotten you." --as Katherine Blake in TWO-FACED WOMAN (1941).
  • "Outside of love, everything else seems to be a waste of time.  I like men -- especially rich men." --as Katherine Blake in TWO-FACED WOMAN (1941).

Further Reading:

  • Garbo on Garbo by Sven Broman (London: Bloomsbury, 1991).
  • The Golden Girls of MGM by Jane Ellen Wayne (New York: Carroll & Graf, 2003).
  • Fast-talking dames by Maria DiBattista (New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2001).
  • The power of glamour: the women who defined the magic of stardom by Annette Tapert and Ellen Horan (New York: Crown, 1998).
  • Great stars of Hollywood's golden age by Frank C. Platt (New York: New American Library, 1966).

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