Greta Garbo quote: “I’m like my father…


“I’m like my father in one way: he loved walking and he often went for long walks all on his own. My father had a sense of humour and always used to cheer people up. His motto was: ‘Things will be better tomorrow.’ But he used to complain sometimes about not having been able to go to school and study.”

– Greta Garbo

Black and white portrait of Greta Garbo, featuring her with wavy hair, a pensive expression, and her chin resting on her hand.
Greta Garbo, circa 1930


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  • Genthe, Arnold, photographer. Portrait photograph of Greta Garbo. Between 1925 and 1942; from a negative taken 1925 july. Photograph. Retrieved from the Library of Congress, <>.
  • Broman, Sven, and Garbo, Greta. Conversations with Greta Garbo. United States, G.K. Hall, 1992.