Greer Garson quotes

  • Starting out to make money is the greatest mistake in life. Do what you feel you have a flair for doing, and if you are good enough at it, the money will come.
    -- Greer Garson

    #Mistake #Making Money #Good Enough

  • I do wish I could tell you my age but it's impossible. It keeps changing all the time.
    -- Greer Garson

    #Retirement #Wish #Age

  • I think the mirror should be tilted slightly upward when it's reflecting life -- toward the cheerful, the tender, the compassionate, the brave, the funny, the encouraging, all those things -- and not tilted down to the gutter part of the time, into the troubled vistas of conflict.
    -- Greer Garson

    #Thinking #Mirrors #Brave

  • All I know about getting something that you want is that there are three essential things: wanting, trying and getting the opportunity, the breaks. None works alone without the others. Wanting is basic. Trying is up to you. And the breaks - I do know this, they always happen.
    -- Greer Garson

    #Opportunity #Trying #Essentials

  • When you can't wait for your ship to come in, you've got to row out to it.
    -- Greer Garson

    #Waiting #Ships

  • I've been offered nymphomaniacs, kleptomaniacs, pyromaniacs, homicidal maniacs and just plain maniacs. I think producers felt that after playing a long series of noble and admirable characters there would be quite a lot of shock value in seeing me play something altogether different. But I prefer upbeat stories that send people out of the theater feeling better than they did coming in. It's my cup of tea.
    -- Greer Garson

    #Character #Feel Better #Thinking

  • If you're going to be typed, there are worse molds in which you can be cast.
    -- Greer Garson

    #Mold #Casts

  • Always watch where you are going. Otherwise, you may step on a piece of the Forest that was left out by mistake.

  • There's a lot we should be able to learn from history. And yet history proves that we never do. In fact, the main lesson of history is that we never learn the lessons of history. This makes us look so stupid that few people care to read it. They'd rather not be reminded. Any good history book is mainly just a long list of mistakes, complete with names and dates. It's very embarrassing.

  • When you have success on the field, you're more popular and you have that fame that comes with it. You realize you're in the public eye more and you've got to be a little bit more careful about some of the things you're doing out in public and make sure you're smart about the things you say. You're still going to make mistakes from time to time, but you represent an even greater population and people are that much more looking for you to be in the wrong place at the wrong time or fall down or say something really stupid that's going to get you in trouble.

  • This is new for me. I'm learning how to have a realtionship with someone other than Ashton. I made a horrible mistake. It was like a relapse. But you," I reached up and tucked the tear dampened hair that had worked its way loose behind her ear. "You touch a place inside of me that Ashton never did. I feel things with you I never felt for her. I loved her for a very long time. I can't help the fact I still want to be there if she needs me. Next time there is a choice to make it will be you I choose first. I can promise you that.

  • Michael Jackson has an anti-Semitic streak, and hasn't learned from his past mistakes. It seems every time he has a problem in his life, he blames it on Jews.

  • Even my failures make money and become classics a year after I make them.

  • Develop The Grit To be great.

  • I'm not the fastest writer. I can't just crank out ideas that are good enough.

  • If you have a beating heart, that's good enough.

  • If you're doing the best you can, that's good enough.