Born Saturday 10 June 1922, died Sunday 22 June 1969
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.
I'm the original take-orders girl.
I was born at the age of twelve on an MGM lot.
I think there's something peculiar about me that I haven't died. It doesn't make sense but I refuse to die.
I've never looked through a keyhole without finding someone was looking back.
There have been times when I have deliberately tried to take my life... I think I must have been crying for some attention.
If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?
I try to bring the audience's own drama - tears and laughter they know about - to them.
If you have to be in a soap opera try not to get the worst role.
Behind every cloud is another cloud.
It's lonely and cold on the top... lonely and cold.
How strange when an illusion dies. It's as though you've lost a child.
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.
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.
We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.
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.
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.
'Twas not my lips you kissed but my soul.
Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.
I can live without money, but I cannot live without love.