33+ Best Judy Garland Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Judy Garland was an American actress, singer, vaudevillian and dancer. With a career spanning 45 years, she attained international stardom as an actress in both musical and dramatic roles, as a recording artist, and on the concert stage. Profoundly inspirational Judy Garland quotes will encourage growth in life, make you wiser and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Judy Garland Quotes

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

My father’s death was the most terrible thing that happened to me in my life. — Judy Garland

In our house, the word of Louis B. Mayer became the law. — Judy Garland

From the time I was thirteen, there was a constant struggle between MGM and me – whether or not to eat, how much to eat, what to eat. I remember this more vividly than anything else about my childhood. — Judy Garland

Behind every cloud is another cloud. — Judy Garland

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. — Judy Garland

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. — Judy Garland

Hollywood is a strange place if you’re in trouble. Everybody thinks it’s contagious. — Judy Garland

How strange when an illusion dies. It’s as though you’ve lost a child. — Judy Garland

I’m a woman who wants to reach out and take 40 million people in her arms. — Judy Garland

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

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

I don’t always have to sing a song. There is something besides ‘The Man That Got Away’ or ‘Over the Rainbow’ or ‘The Trolley Song.’ There’s a woman. There are three children. There’s me! There’s a lot of life going here. — Judy Garland

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. — Judy Garland

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. It takes all the people – black and white, Catholic, Jewish and Protestant, recent immigrants and Mayflower descendants – to make up America. — Judy Garland

A really great reception makes me feel like I have a great big warm heating pad all over me. People en masse have always been wonderful to me. I truly have a great love for an audience, and I used to want to prove it to them by giving them blood. — Judy Garland

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. — Judy Garland

I’ve never looked through a keyhole without finding someone was looking back. — Judy Garland

My mother had a marvelous talent for mishandling money – mine. — Judy Garland

I was always lonesome. The only time I felt accepted or wanted was when I was on stage performing. I guess the stage was my only friend: the only place where I could feel comfortable. It was the only place where I felt equal and safe. — Judy Garland

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else. — Judy Garland

I’m the original take-orders girl. — Judy Garland

It’s lonely and cold on the top… lonely and cold. — Judy Garland

I try to bring the audience’s own drama – tears and laughter they know about – to them. — Judy Garland

I believe that the real expression of your religious beliefs is shown in the daily pattern of your life, in what you contribute to your surroundings and what you take away without infringing on the rights of other people. — Judy Garland

There have been a lot of stories written about me, some of them fantastically distorted. — Judy Garland

If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely? — Judy Garland

I think that I have every right to write a book. I think I’m interesting. I have perspective about me. — Judy Garland

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

I can live without money, but I cannot live without love. — Judy Garland

I wasn’t close to my father, but I wanted to be all my life. He had a funny sense of humor, and he laughed all the time – good and loud, like I do. He was a gay Irish gentleman and very good-looking. And he wanted to be close to me, too, but we never had much time together. — Judy Garland

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

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

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