The Best of Everything
A Joan Crawford Encyclopedia
I wanted to be famous, just to make the kids who'd laughed at me feel foolish.
I wanted to be rich, so I'd never have to do
the awful work my mother did and live
at the bottom of the barrel—ever.
And I wanted to be a dancer because I loved to dance...
Maybe the illusions, the daydreams,
made life more tolerable, but I always knew, whether I was in school or working
in some damned dime store, that I'd make it.
(Funny, but I never had any ambition whatsoever to become an actress.)