Quotes by: Maggie Smith

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?
Maggie Smith
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.
Maggie Smith
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.
Maggie Smith
When I started acting almost 50 years ago, it wasn't about fame. It was about acting.
Maggie Smith
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.
Maggie Smith
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.
Maggie Smith
I longed to be bright and most certainly never was. I was rather hopeless, I suspect.
Maggie Smith
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.
Maggie Smith
I do love comedy, and when it's a comedy moment and you can make people laugh, of course it is wonderful.
Maggie Smith
I fear that I won't work in the theatre again. I'm sad about that. But I won't retire.
Maggie Smith
People say it gets better but it doesn't. It just gets different, that's all.
Maggie Smith
I believe that I am past my prime. I had reckoned on my prime lasting till I was at least fifty.
Maggie Smith
I like the ephemeral thing about theatre, every performance is like a ghost - it's there and then it's gone.
Maggie Smith

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