Maggie Smith - Quotes

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I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost - it's there and then it's gone.

I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost - it's there and then it's gone.

Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes. ---->>>

There is a kind of invisible thread between the actor and the audience, and when it's there it's stunning, and there is nothing to match that. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

There's a difference between solitude and loneliness. ---->>>

People say it gets better but it doesn't. It just gets different, that's all. ---->>>

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? ---->>>

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.

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.

The performances you have in your head are always much better than the performances on stage. ---->>>

When you get into the granny era, you're lucky to get anything. ---->>>

I loved Robert Altman, so gentle yet naughty! And Julian Fellowes writes so beautifully. ---->>>

I don't think films about elderly people have been made very much. ---->>>

My career is chequered. Then I think I got pigeon-holed in humour; Shakespeare is not my thing. ---->>>

When I started acting almost 50 years ago, it wasn't about fame. It was about acting. ---->>>

Chris and Toby are far too sane to be upset any more.

Chris and Toby are far too sane to be upset any more.

I do love comedy, and when it's a comedy moment and you can make people laugh, of course it is wonderful. ---->>>

Listen, I must be 110 by now. Granny is going to kick the bucket at some point. ---->>>

The thing is, often press people ask questions that are so personal that even your nearest and dearest wouldn't ask them. ---->>>

I've been playing old parts forever. I play 93 quite often. When you've done it more than once, you take the hint. I think it's a great burden if you're one of those fantastic stars who've always been beautiful; then I think it's hard. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I have many good friends, but I tend to keep to myself anyway. It's odd, doing things and having no one to share them with. ---->>>

If you're lucky, I think you know what you want to do with your life. I think that's a greater gift that any of the gifts you might have when you do know, if you know what I mean. It must be awful to not know what to do. ---->>>

An actor is somebody who communicates someone else's words and emotions to an audience. It's not me. It's what writers want me to be. ---->>>

I believe that I am past my prime. I had reckoned on my prime lasting till I was at least fifty. ---->>>

I longed to be bright and most certainly never was. I was rather hopeless, I suspect. ---->>>

Old people are scary. And I have to face it. I am old and I am scary. ---->>>

Some people say you have to fight cancer. But it was fighting me. The cure was worse than the disease, and it left me totally exhausted and depressed. I just hid myself away in my daughter-in-law's flat. ---->>>

I know there is something out there and like most people, I tend to believe in it more when things go bad. ---->>>

I like being outside and working with the elements. The elemental aspects of it. The physicality of it. ---->>>

I wanted to be a serious actress, but of course that didn't really happen. ---->>>

I think lots of actors are very nervous and shy. I know lots of them who are, and some who aren't of course. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I know there is something out there, and like most people, I tend to believe in it more when things go bad. But I'm not like Shirley MacLaine, who probably believes we were past lovers in another life. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

I fear that I won't work in the theatre again. I'm sad about that. But I won't retire. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

Biography

Nationality: British
Born: 12-28, 1934
Birthplace: Ilford, Essex, England
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Occupation: Actress
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Dame Margaret Natalie Smith, CH, DBE (born 28 December 1934), known as Maggie Smith, is an English actress. She has had an extensive, varied career in stage, film and television spanning over sixty-five years. Smith has appeared in over 50 films and is one of Britain's most recognisable actresses. A prominent figure in British culture for six decades, she was made a Dame by Queen Elizabeth II in 1990 for services to the performing arts, and received the Companion of Honour from the Queen in 2014 for services to drama (wikipedia)