Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
Wouldn t it be wonderful if we could all be a little more gentle with each other, and a little more loving, have a little more empathy, and maybe we'd like each other a little bit more.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart.
We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.
When you have lived the life I've lived, when you've loved and suffered, and been madly happy and desperately sad -- well, that's when you realize you'll never be able to set it all down. Maybe you'd rather die first.
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.
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 can live without money, but I cannot live without love.
Give the people what they want and then go have a hamburger.
To let a fool kiss you is bad...To let a kiss fool you is worse. 'Twas not my lips you kissed but my soul.
Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh, why can't I?
Hollywood is a strange place if you're in trouble. Everybody thinks it's contagious.
As for my feelings toward 'Over the Rainbow,' it's become part of my life. It is so symbolic of all my dreams and wishes that I'm sure that's why people sometimes get tears in their eyes when they hear it.
When I die I have visions of fags singing 'Over the Rainbow' and the flag at Fire Island being flown at half mast.
I've been in love with audiences all my life, and I've tried to please. I hope I did.
Behind every cloud is another cloud.
I was born at the age of twelve on an MGM lot.
How strange when an illusion dies. It's as though you've lost a child.
If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?
He gave me a look at myself I've never had before. He saw something in me nobody else ever did. He made me see it too. He made me believe it.
My life, my career has been like a roller coaster. I've either been an enormous success or just a down-and-out failure.
You know something? I'm decent! There isn't a great deal of decency in the world, especially in our business, and I'm one of the few really decent ladies around.
I try to bring the audience's own drama - tears and laughter they know about - to them.
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.
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