“My life is so monotonous and, in fact, so uninteresting. Nevertheless I have no feeling of uniformity. And I regret only one thing, which is that the days are so short and they pass so quickly. One never notices what has been done. One can only see what remains to be done. And if one didn’t like the work it would be very discouraging. It seems life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something, and that this thing, at whatever cost must be attained. Perhaps everything will turn out very well, at the moment when we least expect it.”

Madame Curie (via anpham

They’ll tell you at MGM about how brainy, how cultured their Miss Garson is. And she is that. But nothing gets her like a love story. When she started working on “Madame Curie,” her current film, she read every book on that remarkable woman. But what got Greer were Marie Curie’s notes about making jam, notes scribbled in the midst of most scientific reports. “A womanly woman,” sighs Miss Garson, quite unaware that she is also describing herself.

I can’t believe I won’t see your lovely red-head around the pickle factory anymore! Just want you to know that I, for one, will miss you. I know you’ll be much happier wherever you go—whatever you do! God Bless You, Van.

Good-bye letter Greer Garson received from Van Johnson when she left MGM in 1954.