I spent an entire evening seated between Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly, being charmed from either side. It was pure Hollywood magic.
The eyebrow pencil and false eyelashes were essential; my mother didn't feel dressed without them.
My mother wasn't rational those last years; if she had been, she would have been horrified by her own behavior.
Studio 54 made Halloween in Hollywood look like a PTA meeting.
A career is all very well, but no one lives by work alone.
A gay man has no business leading on a heterosexual woman.
A star needs all the rest she can get.
Although I loved Liza as a little girl, it would be true to say I really didn't know her.
Barry Manilow has gone from being the love of my life to being a friend for life.
Between them, my parents had 10 marriages.
My mother's suicide attempts were a way to release anxiety and get attention. Some of the attempts were drug reactions she didn't even remember later on.
There is a time of reckoning in all our lives.
To me, being grown-up meant smoking cigarettes, drinking cocktails, and dressing up in high heels and glamourous outfits.
I had grown up accustomed to living a life of high drama.
I have spent much of my adult life flinching with pain as I tried to pull out the threads that bound the shadows of my past to me.
The sicker mother got, the stranger the people surrounding her became. I called them The Garland Freaks.
Instead of joyfully looking forward to my birth, my mother began systematically preparing for her own death. She was fatalistic.
I used drugs as a social activity; a way to have fun with friends.
The only difference between the Bel Air of the '90s and the Bel Air of my childhood is that now the nannies are Latina instead of British, and the cars European instead of American
If you really want to kill yourself, you get a gun and blow your head off
My mother was electric onstage, and I vividly recall the extraordinary power she had over her audiences
Life will force you to make changes you never wanted to make
When my mother signed at MGM, that was the only kind of contract you could sign. There was no such thing as an independent agent.
My mother was a phoenix who always expected to rise from the ashes of her latest disaster. She loved being Judy Garland
People come up to me as I leave the stage after a performance and tell me tey saw my mother onstage with me every time I sing. I keep a sense of humor about it.
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