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Greta Garbo

  • ... it's difficult in Hollywood to be allowed to try anything. It's all a terrible compromise. There is no time for art. All that matters is what they call box office.

    • Greta Garbo,
    • in John Bainbridge, Garbo ()
  • I never said, 'I want to be alone.' I only said, 'I want to be let alone.' There is all the difference.

    • Greta Garbo,
    • in John Bainbridge, Garbo ()
  • I don't like writers. They're dangerous people.

    • Greta Garbo,
    • in Frederick Sands and Sven Broman, The Divine Garbo ()
  • Don't call me Greta. I hate that name. Call me G.G. So much nicer, don't you think?

    • Greta Garbo,
    • in Frederick Sands and Sven Broman, The Divine Garbo ()
  • I was always sad as a child, for as long as I can think back. I hated crowds of people, and used to sit in a corner by myself, just thinking.

    • Greta Garbo,
    • in Frederick Sands and Sven Broman, The Divine Garbo ()
  • I've always wanted two lives — one for the movies, one for myself.

    • Greta Garbo,
    • in Life ()

Greta Garbo, Swedish actor

(1905 - 1990)

Born: Greta Lovisa Gustafsson.