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Maggie Smith Quotes

5 quotations by Maggie Smith

QuoteIt'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.Quote

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

QuoteI wanted to be a serious actress, but of course that didn't really happen. I did Desdemona (at the National, opposite Olivier) with great discomfort and was terrified all the time. But then everyone was terrified of Larry.Quote

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

QuoteThe performances you have in your head are always much better than the performances on stage.Quote