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" Above all else, deep in my soul, I'm a tough Irishwoman. "
" As the 1960s began, a new breed of Hollywood leading lady was emerging. She was elegant, international, and wonderfully comedic. "
" When How Green Was My Valley finally wrapped, I thought John Ford was a walking god. "
" Comedy is difficult, especially slapstick. The trick is to have fun while you are performing it. "
" I say luck is when an opportunity comes along and you're prepared for it. "
" Be true to your work, your word, and your friend. "
John Boyle O'Reilly
" My whole life was foretold to me. An old Romany gypsy read my fortune. "
" That's what the holidays are for - for one person to tell the stories and another to dispute them. Isn't that the Irish way? "
Lara Flynn Boyle
" There is no language like the Irish for soothing and quieting. "
John Millington Synge
" Being Irish is very much a part of who I am. I take it everywhere with me. "
" Henry Fonda gave me a spanking during a scene in Spencer's Mountain. "
" I dainty little lass I wasn't. I looked twice my age until I turned 10 or 11. "
" I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen: not only because I see it, but because by it I see everything else. "
C. S. Lewis
" I am like many of the women I have played onscreen. "
" My heritage has been my grounding, and it has brought me peace. "
" Luck is believing you're lucky. "
" Every star has that certain something that stands out and compels us to notice them. "
" 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. "
" I grew up in the theater and danced ballet atrociously. "
" Charles Laughton signed me to my first movie contract at 17. He later asked my parents if he could adopt me. "
" 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? "
" 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. "
" You've got to think lucky. If you fall into a mudhole, check your back pocket - you might have caught a fish. "
" When you try to battle with John Ford, you have to give in. "
" I had always been a tomboy - I still am, at heart. "
" I'm really honestly terrified about how much I should tell and how much I should still keep secret. "
" The studio thought I was crazy to perform all of my own fencing stunts, but I loved it. "
" Think where man's glory most begins and ends, and say my glory was I had such friends. "
William Butler Yeats
" I saw myself as Joan of Arc. "
" I come from an Irish Catholic family, and hell-raising is part of the DNA. "
" Being Irish, I always had this love of words. "