'Follow the Yellow Brick Road' to These Judy Garland Quotes

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You'll Go 'Over the Rainbow' When You Read 20 Judy Garland Quotes

In preparation for Renée Zellweger's adaptation, Judy we thought it would be fun to relive some of the most iconic quotes from actress, Judy Garland.

You likely love The Wizard of Oz and all of her other classic films but there was a lot to love about the sweet and talented actress. She represented the golden age of Hollywood and lucky for us, we get to honor her memory with such movies like A Star is Born, Till the Clouds Roll By, Meet Me in St. Louis, and of course, The Wizard of Oz. So take a break from your day and read some amazing Judy Garland quotes.

Judy Garland Quotes

  • "Never be a second-rate version of someone else, be a first-rate version of yourself."

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

  • "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."

  • "How strange when an illusion dies. It's as though you've lost a child."

  • "I can live without money, but I cannot live without love."

  • "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."

  • "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."

Famous Judy Garland Quotes

  • "For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."

  • "Behind every cloud is another cloud."

  • "Always be a first rate version of yourself and not a second rate version of someone else."

  • "If I am a legend, then why am I so lonely?"

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

  • "I've never looked through a keyhole without finding someone was looking back."

  • "I was born at the age of twelve on an MGM lot."

  • "For it was not into my ear you whispered, but into my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul."

The Best Judy Garland Quotes

  • "If you have to be in a soap opera try not to get the worst role."

  • "I've never looked through a keyhole without finding someone was looking back."

  • "Hollywood is a strange place if you're in trouble. Everybody thinks it's contagious."

  • "It's lonely and cold on the top... lonely and cold."

  • "I'm a woman who wants to reach out and take 40 million people in her arms."

  • "There have been a lot of stories written about me, some of them fantastically distorted."

  • "How strange when an illusion dies. It's as though you've lost a child."

  • "I'm the original take-orders girl."

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