Quote of the Week: Judy Garland

You don’t really think of Judy Garland as being quotable. I don’t, anyway. When I think Garland at all, the thought has a sad and tortured quality. However, this quote is attributed to Garland, despite being very uplifting:
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”
See? Good one, right? Words to live by. Words to take to heart. Unlike this Garland quote which I’m guessing came later in her life:
“Behind every cloud is another cloud.”
Sad. It’s a whole different perspective. Unless, I guess, you like clouds. (Which I’m guessing is not the point.)


Anonymous said…
Taken out of context, "Behind every cloud is another cloud" sounds pretty sad but actually it was a joke Judy Garland made during her TV series - not a sad comment in later life!

Buzz Stephens said…
Speaking of Judy Garland, there is an exciting group on Yahoo called The Judy Garland Experience that all Judy fans should visit.
The group features ultra rare files, photo's, magazine articles, lively discussions, and the rarest Garland audio recordings to be found anywhere!
The membership includes fans of all levels, authors, filmakers, Garland family members, people who knew and worked with Judy, other celebrities, and more!
The only one missing is you.
This weeks featured audio includes a never released Garland concert from the mid sixties, rare studio session outtakes, a plethora of radio performances including Judy's take on It Had To Be You, Confess, They Didn't Believe Me, and many others.
On the Where Judy Played segment they are featuring ten years worth of Louis Armstrong performances from The Ed Sullivan Show, and this weeks song interpretations focusses on Long Ago And Far Away with rare recordings of the song by Judy and Barbra Streisand, as well as Bev Kelly and Johnny Hartman.
There are tons of other audio treasures posted as well, and the great thing is they change every week!
Please stop by our little Judyville and check it out. I promise you, you may never want to leave!

Clea Simon said…
The second quote is sort of a retelling of "the light at the end of the tunnel may be a train." And, hey, even those of us who are essentially optimists feel that way sometimes. TGIF.

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