Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
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.
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.
I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.
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.
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.
We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.
Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then, oh, why can't I?
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 was born at the age of twelve on an MGM lot.
Behind every cloud is another cloud.
Give the people what they want and then go have a hamburger.
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.
If you have to be in a soap opera try not to get the worst role.
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.
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.
I've been in love with audiences all my life, and I've tried to please. I hope I did.
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.
On daughter Liza Minnelli: I think she decided to go into show business when she was an embryo, she kicked so much.
Audiences have kept me alive.
I've never looked through a keyhole without finding someone was looking back.
I try to bring the audience's own drama - tears and laughter they know about - to them.
I think there's something peculiar about me that I haven't died. It doesn't make sense but I refuse to die.
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