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" Charles Laughton signed me to my first movie contract at 17. He later asked my parents if he could adopt me. "
" Audiences in London called me the girl with the black cherry eyes. "
" 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. "
" God has a most wicked sense of humor. "
Sense Of Humor
" I dainty little lass I wasn't. I looked twice my age until I turned 10 or 11. "
" I grew up in the theater and danced ballet atrociously. "
" I'm really honestly terrified about how much I should tell and how much I should still keep secret. "
" My whole life was foretold to me. An old Romany gypsy read my fortune. "
" 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? "
" When you try to battle with John Ford, you have to give in. "
" When How Green Was My Valley finally wrapped, I thought John Ford was a walking god. "
" The Queen Mary was the most civilized and luxurious way one could travel to America in the late 1930s. "
" The Parent Trap wouldn't have been as special without the remarkable performances by Hayley Mills. "
" Making movies is just like betting on horses at the racetrack. "
" I'm terrified about the day that I enter the gates of heaven and God says to me, just a minute. "
" Some time ago, I told Larry King that I planned to live to be 102. I still do. "
" My heritage has been my grounding, and it has brought me peace. "
" I have never lost my faith in God. "
" I really wanted to be an opera soprano. "
" John Candy knew he was going to die. He told me on his 40th birthday. He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time. "
" After I got to Hollywood, I resented that I didn't get a crack at more dramatic roles because I photographed so beautifully. "
" How could you get angry with Jackie Gleason? "
" The studio thought I was crazy to perform all of my own fencing stunts, but I loved it. "
" As the 1960s began, a new breed of Hollywood leading lady was emerging. She was elegant, international, and wonderfully comedic. "
" Above all else, deep in my soul, I'm a tough Irishwoman. "
" There's a terrible truth for many women in the picture business: Aging typically takes its toll and means fewer and less desirable roles. "
" I saw myself as Joan of Arc. "
" When I was young, I was told that I had a sulky, pouty face. "
" The Parent Trap gave my career another boost, starring in family comedies. "
" The depth of John Candy's talent did surprise me. He was one of my all-time favorite leading men. "
" I knew that Jamaica Inn was going to make me a star. "