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There's a terrible truth for many women in the picture business:
by Maureen O'Hara

There's a terrible truth for many women in the picture business:
Aging typically takes its toll and means fewer and less desirable roles.
- Maureen O'Hara

John Candy knew he was going to die.
He told me on his 40th birthday.
He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time.
- Maureen O'Hara

I was born into the most remarkable and eccentric family
I could possibly have hoped for.
- Maureen O'Hara

My heritage has been my grounding, and it has brought me peace.
- Maureen O'Hara

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Audiences in London called me the girl with the black cherry eyes.
- Maureen O'Hara

God has a most wicked sense of humor.
- Maureen O'Hara

The Parent Trap wouldn't have been as special without
the remarkable performances by Hayley Mills.
- Maureen O'Hara

 

Henry Fonda gave me a spanking during a scene in Spencer's Mountain.
- Maureen O'Hara

Some time ago, I told Larry King that I planned to live to be 102.
I still do.
- Maureen O'Hara

My whole life was foretold to me.
An old Romany gypsy read my fortune.
- Maureen O'Hara

How could you get angry with Jackie Gleason?
- Maureen O'Hara

As the 1960s began, a new breed of Hollywood leading lady was emerging.
She was elegant, international, and wonderfully comedic.
- Maureen O'Hara

I didn't let anyone push me into things I didn't want
to do where my career was concerned.
So why did I crumble when it came to men?
- Maureen O'Hara

The Parent Trap gave my career another boost,
starring in family comedies.
- Maureen O'Hara

I'm really honestly terrified about how much I should
tell and how much I should still keep secret.
- Maureen O'Hara

After I got to Hollywood, I resented that I didn't
get a crack at more dramatic roles because I photographed so beautifully.
- Maureen O'Hara

When How Green Was My Valley finally wrapped,
I thought John Ford was a walking god.
- Maureen O'Hara

Comedy is difficult, especially slapstick.
The trick is to have fun while you are performing it.
- Maureen O'Hara

I spent a great deal of time with Che Guevara while I was in Havana.
I believe he was far less a mercenary than he was a freedom fighter.
- Maureen O'Hara

I saw myself as Joan of Arc.
- Maureen O'Hara

I have never lost my faith in God.
- Maureen O'Hara

John Wayne was one of the greatest ambassadors for
the United States that ever lived.
- Maureen O'Hara

I am like many of the women I have played onscreen.
- Maureen O'Hara

The studio thought I was crazy to perform all of my own fencing stunts,
but I loved it.
- Maureen O'Hara

Lost in a crowd of greats, not a single Oscar.
That's showbiz.
- Maureen O'Hara

How could you have had such a wonderful life as me
if there wasn't a God directing?
- Maureen O'Hara

I watch and listen to movies today and am shocked by
the way actors deliver their lines.
Everybody mumbles now and I don't understand why.
- Maureen O'Hara

I don't remember having a crush on a boy when I was a girl.
I don't even remember my first kiss.
- Maureen O'Hara

I grew up in the theater and danced ballet atrociously.
- Maureen O'Hara

Every star has that certain something that stands out
and compels us to notice them.
- Maureen O'Hara

The Queen Mary was the most civilized and luxurious
way one could travel to America in the late 1930s.
- Maureen O'Hara

The depth of John Candy's talent did surprise me.
He was one of my all-time favorite leading men.
- Maureen O'Hara

I'm terrified about the day that I enter the gates
of heaven and God says to me,
just a minute.
- Maureen O'Hara

When you try to battle with John Ford,
you have to give in.
- Maureen O'Hara

Making movies is just like betting on horses at the racetrack.
- Maureen O'Hara

I dainty little lass I wasn't.
I looked twice my age until I turned 10 or 11.
- Maureen O'Hara

When I was young, I was told that I had a sulky,
pouty face.
- Maureen O'Hara

Above all else, deep in my soul, I'm a tough Irishwoman.
- Maureen O'Hara

Charles Laughton signed me to my first movie contract at 17.
He later asked my parents if he could adopt me.
- Maureen O'Hara

I had always been a tomboy - I still am,
at heart.
- Maureen O'Hara

In the beginning it was all black and white.
- Maureen O'Hara

I knew that Jamaica Inn was going to make me a star.
- Maureen O'Hara

I really wanted to be an opera soprano.
- Maureen O'Hara

It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision.
- Helen Keller

The truth. It is a beautiful and terrible thing,
and should be treated with caution.
- J. K. Rowling

My life has been filled with terrible misfortune;
most of which never happened.
- Michel Eyquem De Montaigne

Take your life in your own hands, and what happens?
A terrible thing: no one to blame.
- Erica Jong

Mastery is not measured by the number of terrible
things you eliminate from your life, but by
the number of times you eliminate calling them terrible.
- Neale Donald Walsch

Living in fear of anything is a terrible waste
of what could be a great life.
If you live in fear of losing your job,
either you fear the embarrassment of being jobless,
or you fear the loss of material goods -
house, car, and such.
If you live in fear of losing your stuff and money,
it is clear that they own you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

The most terrible poverty is loneliness
and the feeling of being unloved.
- Mother Teresa

Loneliness and the feeling of being unwanted
is the most terrible poverty.
- Mother Teresa

Laugh at yourself and at life.
Not in the spirit of derision or whining self-pity,
but as a remedy, a miracle drug, that will ease your pain,
cure your depression, and help you to put in perspective
that seemingly terrible defeat and worry
with laughter at your predicaments,
thus freeing your mind to think clearly toward the solution
that is certain to come. Never take yourself too seriously.
- Og Mandino

The food at this place is really terrible ...
and such small portions.
- the Woody Allen movie Annie Hall

There are a terrible lot of lies going about the world,
and the worst of it is that half of them are true.
- Winston Churchill

I used to be good with kids, but as I get older,
I'm grumpy and terrible with them.
As for doing a gig at a 6-year old's birthday party,
you couldn't pay me enough.
- Johnny Vegas

There seems to be a terrible misunderstanding on the
part of a great many people to the effect that when
you cease to believe you may cease to behave.
- Louis Kronenberger

A particularly beautiful woman is a source of terror.
As a rule, a beautiful woman is a terrible disappointment.
- Carl Jung

The average, healthy, well-adjusted adult gets up at
seven-thirty in the morning feeling just plain terrible.
- Jean Kerr

Dad, I'm in some trouble.
There's been an accident and you're going to hear all
sorts of things about me from now on.
Terrible things.
- Edward Kennedy

When I have a terrible need of - shall I say the word -
religion.
Then I go out and paint the stars.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Morality and its victim, the mother -
what a terrible picture!
Is there indeed anything more terrible,
more criminal, than our glorified sacred function of motherhood?
- Emma Goldman

Usually, terrible things that are done with the excuse
that progress requires them are not really progress at all,
but just terrible things.
- Russell Baker

The most terrible job in warfare is to be a second lieutenant
leading a platoon when you are on the battlefield.
- Dwight D. Eisenhower

It is well that war is so terrible.
We should grow too fond of it.
- Robert E. Lee

I think it's a terrible shame that politics has become show business.
- Sydney Pollack

I'm a terrible trumpet player.
- Ray Stevens

The problem, for me, with the writing programs is that
they produce a terrible uniformity of product.
- Peter Davison

I was a terrible actor.
The analytical part of my mind never quite let go.
- Edward Hall

Money is in some respects life's fire:
it is a very excellent servant,
but a terrible master.
- P. T. Barnum

I'm terrible with money, absolutely awful.
I'm always losing it.
- Ron Wood

The truth is often a terrible weapon of aggression.
It is possible to lie, and even to murder,
with the truth.
- Alfred Adler


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