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Ever since The Wizard of Oz I’ve been accused of being twelve years old. You should see some of the disappointed looks I get, when people lay eyes on me in person. They expect someone in gingham, with braids, to come out singing ‘Over the Rainbow.’ And out I come, instead.
For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.
Actors live in a queer sort of double world. Not many of us have the names or identities we were born with.
I don’t associate Frances Gumm with me—she’s a girl I can read about the way other people do. I, Judy Garland, was born when I was twelve years old.
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.
If I'm such a legend, then why do I sit at home for hours staring at the damned telephone, hoping it's out of order, even calling the operator asking her if she's sure it's not out of order?
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.
It takes all the people - black and white, Catholic, Jewish and Protestant, recent immigrants and Mayflower descendants - to make up America.
People think of me as a neurotic kid, full of fits and depressions, biting my fingernails to the bone, living under an eternal shadow of illness and collapse. Why do people insist on seeing an aura of tragedy around me always? My life isn’t tragic at all. I laugh a lot these days. At myself, too. Lord, if I couldn’t laugh at myself I don’t think I’d be alive.
Real religion is in your mind and heart, and can’t be judged by the number of times you go to church.”
Time won’t stop and life won’t stand still. But I have a feeling that if I just look backward once in a while at Dorothy, if I am off beat in any way, I’ll get back on the soundtrack again. . . .
We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.
When you get to know a lot of people, you make a great discovery: You find that no one group has a monopoly on looks, brains, goodness or anything else.
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.
You shouldn’t be told you’re completely irresponsible and be left alone with too much medication. It’s too easy to forget. You take a couple of sleeping pills and you wake up in twenty minutes and forget you’ve taken them. So you take a couple more, and the next thing you know you’ve taken too many.
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