Maggie Smith

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Maggie Smith

Maggie Smith

“I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost - it's there and then it's gone.”More Maggie Smith [03/05/2007 12:03:00]
“I longed to be bright and most certainly never was. I was rather hopeless, I suspect.”More Maggie Smith [03/05/2007 12:03:00]
“I remember when he was diagnosed as hyper-manic asking what it meant and the doctor saying violent moods swings and indiscriminate sexual activity. And I thought 'that about covers it really'.”More Maggie Smith [03/05/2007 12:03:00]
“The performances you have in your head are always much better than the performances on stage.”More Maggie Smith [03/05/2007 12:03:00]
“I said 'It can't go on' and he said 'No, it can't.' Honestly, I don't think I could have mattered less to him by then. But by then, nothing mattered to him.”More Maggie Smith [03/05/2007 12:03:00]
“There's this wonderful first assistant and he'll be saying, 'Now Harry goes down among the dragons.' You have to hold yourself together. Because if you lose it for a second then you're sunk.”More Maggie Smith [03/05/2007 12:03:00]
“It's a constant battle. We're constantly fighting it from both ends.”More Maggie Smith [03/05/2007 12:03:00]
“I like being outside and working with the elements. The elemental aspects of it. The physicality of it.”More Maggie Smith [03/05/2007 12:03:00]
“Defensively, we stepped it up. Our post players were aggressive, and it led to a lot of points in transition.”More Maggie Smith [03/05/2007 12:03:00]
It seems to me there is a change in what audiences want to see. I can only hope that's correct, because there's an awful lot of people of my age around now and we outnumber the others.More Maggie Smith [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I tend to head for what's amusing because a lot of things aren't happy. But usually you can find a funny side to practically anything.More Maggie Smith [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
I had been feeling a little rum. I didn't think it was anything serious because years ago I felt a lump and it was benign. I assumed this would be too. It kind of takes the wind out of your sails, and I don't know what the future holds, if anything.More Maggie Smith [03/12/2018 02:03:32]
Little girls, I am in the business of putting old heads on young shoulders, and all my pupils are the crème de la crème. Give me a girl at an impressionable age and she is mine for life.More Maggie Smith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The last couple of years have been a write-off, though I'm beginning to feel like a person now. My energy is coming back.More Maggie Smith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The chemotherapy was very peculiar, something that makes you feel much worse than the cancer itself, a very nasty thing. I used to go to treatment on my own, and nearly everybody else was with somebody. I wouldn't have liked that. Why would you want to make anybody sit in those places?More Maggie Smith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
People think of you differently if you've been in their homes. They think they own you because they watched you while they were eating dinner, or they can turn you up or down, or even freeze you.More Maggie Smith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I know there is something out there and like most people, I tend to believe in it more when things go bad.More Maggie Smith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Listen, I must be 110 by now. Granny is going to kick the bucket at some point.More Maggie Smith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The thing is, often press people ask questions that are so personal that even your nearest and dearest wouldn't ask them.More Maggie Smith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I tend to head for what's amusing because a lot of things aren't happy. But usually you can find a funny side to practically anything.More Maggie Smith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
It's true I don't tolerate fools but then they don't tolerate me, so I am spiky. Maybe that's why I'm quite good at playing spiky elderly ladies.More Maggie Smith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost - it's there and then it's gone.More Maggie Smith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
The performances you have in your head are always much better than the performances on stage.More Maggie Smith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
I don't think films about elderly people have been made very much.More Maggie Smith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]
Chris and Toby are far too sane to be upset any more.More Maggie Smith [03/29/2018 05:03:36]

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