23 Incredibly Honest Quotes About Life From Silver Screen Beauty Queen Greta Garbo

Swedish-born screen siren Greta Garbo (1905-1990) was one of the most beautiful, mysterious, and quotable female film stars of all time.
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1. “I’m afraid of NOTHING except being bored!”

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

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

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

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5. “I’m not always sincere. One can’t be in this world, you know.”

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

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

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

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

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10. “I never said, ‘I want to be alone.’ I only said, ‘I want to be left alone.’ There is all the difference.”

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11. “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.”

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12. “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.”

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13. “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.”

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14. “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.”

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15. “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.”

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

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17. “If you’re going to die on screen, you’ve got to be strong and in good health.”

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18. “I live like a monk: with one toothbrush, one cake of soap, and a pot of cream.”

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

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20. “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.”

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21. “There is no one who would have me—I can’t cook.”

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22. “You don’t have to be married to have a good friend as your partner for life.”

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23. “I’m a completely worthless woman and no man should risk his life for me.” TC mark

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