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" Henry Fonda gave me a spanking during a scene in Spencer's Mountain. "
" I'm terrified about the day that I enter the gates of heaven and God says to me, just a minute. "
" 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 was born into the most remarkable and eccentric family I could possibly have hoped for. "
" The Parent Trap wouldn't have been as special without the remarkable performances by Hayley Mills. "
" John Candy knew he was going to die. He told me on his 40th birthday. He said, well, Maureen, I'm on borrowed time. "
" Comedy is difficult, especially slapstick. The trick is to have fun while you are performing it. "
" I saw myself as Joan of Arc. "
" The Queen Mary was the most civilized and luxurious way one could travel to America in the late 1930s. "
" The depth of John Candy's talent did surprise me. He was one of my all-time favorite leading men. "
" God has a most wicked sense of humor. "
Sense Of Humor
" I don't remember having a crush on a boy when I was a girl. I don't even remember my first kiss. "
" Charles Laughton signed me to my first movie contract at 17. He later asked my parents if he could adopt me. "
" When you try to battle with John Ford, you have to give in. "
" John Wayne was one of the greatest ambassadors for the United States that ever lived. "
" The studio thought I was crazy to perform all of my own fencing stunts, but I loved it. "
" In the beginning it was all black and white. "
" 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 had always been a tomboy - I still am, at heart. "
" Making movies is just like betting on horses at the racetrack. "
" When How Green Was My Valley finally wrapped, I thought John Ford was a walking god. "
" Lost in a crowd of greats, not a single Oscar. That's showbiz. "
" I dainty little lass I wasn't. I looked twice my age until I turned 10 or 11. "
" 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 have never lost my faith in God. "
" Above all else, deep in my soul, I'm a tough Irishwoman. "
" The Parent Trap gave my career another boost, starring in family comedies. "
" Every star has that certain something that stands out and compels us to notice them. "
" I really wanted to be an opera soprano. "
" I am like many of the women I have played onscreen. "
" My heritage has been my grounding, and it has brought me peace. "