Judy Garland Quotes


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.

For it was not into my ear you whispered but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed but my soul.

Behind every cloud is another cloud.

I was born at the age of twelve on an MGM lot.

Always be a first-rate version of yourself instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.

Audiences have kept me alive.

I've been in love with audiences all my life and I've tried to please. I hope I did.

Birds fly over the rainbow. Why then oh why can't I?

I truly have a great love for an audience and I used to want to prove it to them by giving them blood.

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.

It's lonely and cold on the top... lonely and cold.

If I am a legend then why am I so lonely?

The greatest treasures are those invisible to the eye but found by the heart.

I'm the original take-orders girl.

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.

My life my career has been like a roller coaster. I've either been an enormous success or just a down-and-out failure.

We cast away priceless time in dreams born of imagination fed upon illusion and put to death by reality.

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.

Hollywood is a strange place if you're in trouble. Everybody thinks it's contagious.

Velveeta: you can eat it - or wax your car with it!

There have been times when I have deliberately tried to take my life... I think I must have been crying for some attention.

Soon the sun beams will smile through. Before you jump out of that bed just know the thought of you was the first thing that hit my head. Good morning my darling.

I try to bring the audience's own drama - tears and laughter they know about - to them.

How strange when an illusion dies. It's as though you've lost a child.

On daughter Liza Minnelli: I think she decided to go into show business when she was an embryo she kicked so much.

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.

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.

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 never looked through a keyhole without finding someone was looking back.

People en masse have always been wonderful to me. I truly have a great love for an audience...I want to give them two hours of just pow.

I was born in a lovely white house with a garden.

Give the people what they want and then go have a hamburger.

I can live without money but I cannot live without love.

I'm just an Irish biddy.

I think there's something peculiar about me that I haven't died. It doesn't make sense but I refuse to die.

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.

'Twas not my lips you kissed but my soul.

If you have to be in a soap opera try not to get the worst role.