Quotation by Greta Garbo

Is there anything better than to be longing for something, when you know it is within reach?
Greta Garbo (1905–1990), Swedish actor; relocated to the United States. As quoted in The Divine Garbo, ch. 4, by Frederick Sands and Sven Broman (1979).

Written in a letter to her friend, the Swede Lars Saxon, in 1926. The previous year, Garbo had come to the United States to make movies; she was "longing" to return to Sweden and believed that after making another three films—which she thought would take "perhaps ... another six months"Mshe would do so. However, she did not.
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