Today we’re remembering and wishing a very happy birthday to an incredible star.

A major fashion and beauty icon of her time, Judy Garland was and still is an inspiration to so many women. The actress starred in some of our all time favorite classic films, like A Star Is Born, Meet Me In St. Louis, and of course, The Wizard Of Oz.

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With all of that fame and fortune came a wealth of knowledge that Garland shared through her provocative, honest, and touching quotes. We thought we would share some of our favorite Judy Garland quotes to honor this amazing woman’s birthday. We love you, Judy!

“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.”

“I try to bring the audience’s own drama – tears and laughter they know about – to them.”

“In the silence of night I have often wished for just a few words of love from one man, rather than the applause of thousands of people.”

“I can live without money, but I can’t live without love.”

“We cast away priceless time in dreams, born of imagination, fed upon illusion, and put to death by reality.”

“For it was not into my ear you whispered, but my heart. It was not my lips you kissed, but my soul.”

“Behind every cloud is another cloud.”

“You know something? I’m decent! There isn’t a great deal of decency in the world, especially in our business, and I’m one of the few really decent ladies around.”

“If I’m such a legend, then why am I so lonely?”

“I’ve always taken ‘The Wizard of Oz’ very seriously, you know. I believe in the idea of the rainbow. And I’ve spent my entire life trying to get over it.”

Which of these Judy Garland quotes is your favorite?

Sarah Olicker is a Vanderbilt University undergraduate student and self-proclaimed Netflix junkie. She loves British accents, Mexican Cuisine, and American Cinema. She has a dangerous online shopping addiction and could tell a platform heel from a stiletto long before she could recite her times tables. She's also a member of her school's A cappella group and appreciates a good #TBT.