The most famous quote attributed to Greta Garbo is the short, sharp “I want to be alone.”
It seems fitting, given that the actress regularly shunned reporters, avoided red carpet events, and ignored fan mail. But according to a 1955 article in LIFE magazine, Garbo claimed she was misquoted. “I only said, ‘I want to be let alone! There is all the difference,” she said.
However, she does say “I want to be alone,” in the film “Grand Hotel,” when her character Grusinskaya pleads with her maid and manager.