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Had I been brighter, the ladies been gentler, the liquor weaker, the gods kinder, the dice hotter - it might have all ended up in a one-sentence story.
I was very immature when I was young, and for me there was no balance. Everything was just all or nothing.
Judy Garland was a different type of entertainer. She was a dancer, a singer, and an incurable romantic.
Always get married early in the morning. That way, if it doesn't work out, you haven't wasted a whole day.
Look, I come from vaudeville, I come from burlesque, I come from heartaches, I come from sadness, I come from gladness, I come from work and sweat and respect for the craft.
Love lasts only for months, sometimes only for minutes. But if you like somebody, it's for a lifetime!
Show me a man with a million dollars, and I'll show you a million guys trying to take it away from him.
Sometimes the transition from being in control of your life to having absolutely no control is swift, but other times it is so gradual that you wonder exactly when it truly began.
The audience and I are friends. They allowed me to grow up with them. I've let them down several times. They've let me down several times. But we're all family.
There was, in fact, a standard studio recipe. Take one young actress, pluck her eyebrows, cap her teeth, shape her hairline, pad as required and throw her into the ring with Andy Hardy. Then wait and see. If the public responded, the starlet became a star.
This is the kind of world I was born in, one in which I had only one reason for existence: pleasing others.
When I was 19 years old, I was the number one star of the world for two years. When I was 40, nobody wanted me.
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