Quotation by Greta Garbo

It could be so beautiful here if the Americans themselves had not made it so ugly with their big buildings, their millions of cars, and noise ...
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 autumn 1925, soon after arriving in California to make movies. She would eventually choose to make New York City her home.
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