I’m a rather unreliable human being. As a traveling companion I don’t recommend myself
—I’m too much of a menace. I’m not much company because when the evening descends I usually disappear. I wouldn’t have breakfast with you, either. Lunch and the whole day, but no morning and no evening. If you think you’re going to have company all day I may as well tell you now, you’re not. You’d be saying, “Hell, what do I do all day by myself?” So I don’t recommend myself. It’s not too good to go with maniacs.
Happy Birthday, Greta Garbo! (September 18, 1905 - April 15, 1990)
“Her real tragery is that she is a lone wolf. No matter how much she may love a person and try to hold onto that person’s life and be part of it, in the end she has to let go and pursue her own lonely course. People have sometimes said that she has little talent for friendship. Her problem is that her standards of friendship are so high that few people can meet them. In her self-imposed isolation she cannot understand a friend who has a need to go about socially and perhaps partake the innocent frivolities of life. To her, and rightly so, life is a serious matter. She is a Virgo, Virgo are often over critical, high strung and intolerant. They are also very analytical. Greta analyzes everything as if she were holding a magnifying glass up to her life. Her analyses are sometimes wrong, but once I said to her, “No matter how wrong she is, in her error she is more right than people who are right.” She has, what I consider a very striking quality, a deep purity of intention in all she does. I believe her own greatest problem and one that cause her untold unhappiness is an underlying suspicion toward people and life itself. (…) But in this matter of suspicion Greta is again a paradox, as she is on most thing. She will often be suspicious to the last ditch of someone who is really her friend, and give her confidence to sometone who has not got the slightest bit of her interest at heart. Her judgment can often be unstable and unsoud.” (Mercedes de Acosta in Here Lies the Heart)
CRISTO, Dios encarnado estuvo en una CRUZ, sufriendo, para asegurarte, en medio del dolor: «SE LO QUE SIENTES». Pero también, se levantó de la TUMBA para decirte, en medio del dolor: «ESTO NO ES EL FIN». En resumidas cuentas, aún en medio del sufrimiento, CON CRISTO HAY ESPERANZA
According to Gustaf Norin, Garbo liked dawdling in the mornings and playing with her menagerie of pets — her chow dog, Fimsy, four cats, and a parrot called Polly
— all of whom sat on her bed during breakfast.