Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Behind every cloud is another cloud.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
How strange when an illusion dies. It’s as though you’ve lost a child.
I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.
I think there’s something peculiar about me that I haven’t died. It doesn’t make sense but I refuse to die.
I try to bring the audience’s own drama – tears and laughter they know about – to them.
I was born at the age of twelve on an MGM lot.
I’m the original take-orders girl.
I’ve always taken ‘The Wizard of Oz’ very seriously, you know. I believe in the idea of the rainbow. And I’ve spent my entire life trying to get over it.
I’ve never looked through a keyhole without finding someone was looking back.
I’ve seen the ticket, and I still can’t believe it. When I see the money, I hope I don’t hit the floor.
If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?
If I’m such a legend, then why am I so lonely? Let me tell you, legends are all very well if you’ve got somebody around who loves you.
If you have to be in a soap opera try not to get the worst role.
In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.
It’s lonely and cold on the top… lonely and cold.
There have been times when I have deliberately tried to take my life… I think I must have been crying for some attention.
‘Twas not my lips you kissed but my soul.
We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.
You are never so alone as when you are ill on stage. The most nightmarish feeling in the world is suddenly to feel like throwing up in front of four thousand people.