quote by Tennessee Williams

I'm not living with you. We occupy the same cage. (Maggie)

— Tennessee Williams

Mind-blowing Maggie quotations

Three months ago, if you asked me, I would have told you that if you really loved someone, you’d let them go. But now I look at you, and I dreamed about Maggie, and I see that I’ve been wrong. If you really love someone, Allie, I think you have to take them back.

I will make Maggie safe. If the world burns because of that then so be it. Me and the kid will roast some marshmallows.

An actor is somebody who communicates someone else's words and emotions to an audience. It's not me. It's what writers want me to be.

Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes.

Don't be defeatist, dear, it's very middle class.

My manager's biggest dream is for me to be on Letterman.

She says, 'Oh, Maggie, will you promise me you'll be on 'Letterman?” What can I say? I just tell her I can't promise, but I'll try my best.

Friends are honest with each other. Even if the truth hurts. -Maggie

Maggie Nelson cuts through our culture's prefabricated structures of thought and feeling with an intelligence whose ferocity is ultimately in the service of love. No piety is safe, no orthodoxy, no easy irony. The scare quotes burn off like fog.

People think of you differently if you've been in their homes.

They think they own you because they watched you while they were eating dinner, or they can turn you up or down, or even freeze you.

Then what good is he? (Maggie) I ask myself every friggin’ day exactly what you did. What good am I? The answer is simple. There’s nothing good about me and I like it that way. Pride myself on it, in fact. (Savitar)

It's rare that I actually have a story in my head.

I have events or 'what's the next move?' Like, Maggie, 'where's she going to go in this story, where's she going to end up?' Then the story has to fill in the in-between, and that comes as I'm starting it.

In terms of the stars, the only ones I cast were Billy Connolly and Pauline Collins. I was in Los Angeles working and a lot of this took place on the telephone. I'd met Maggie [Smith] once and I'd come back-stage, which I'm usually loathe to do because as an actor you don't want people coming back because you want to get home [laughs].

What a dazzlingly generous, gloriously unpredictable book! Maggie Nelson shows us what it means to be real, offering a way of thinking that is as challenging as it is liberating. She invites us to 'pay homage to the transitive' and enjoy 'a becoming in which one never becomes.' Reading The Argonauts made me happier and freer.

Maggie the cat is alive. I'm alive.

What is a week-end? Maggie Smith in Downton Abbey.

Honey, Maggie Jones said. Victoria. Listen to me. You're here now. This is where you are.

Maggie, we're through with lies and liars in this house. Lock the door.

I don't think films about elderly people have been made very much.

I love being in scenes where I get to be part of a Maggie Smith put-down.

A Dowager Countess put-down is always a special moment. Especially if you're working on set and she managed to do one off set at you.

Principles are like prayers; noble, of course, but awkward at a party.

Maggie Smith is an amazing woman, and not as serious in real life.

Girlfriends are vital ... Maggie [Gyllenhaal] and I will always see each other when Maggie's in London or I'm here. We'll always make time to sit and catch up properly.

No, I chose the name Jane Seymour because I was doing my first film, 'Ode to Lovely War,' and one of the top agents in England spotted me dancing in the chorus. I was a singer and dancer in that movie with Maggie Smith, um, and he told me he couldn't sell me as Joyce Penelope Wilhelmina Frankenberg.

Maggie went out of doors to wash the windows and father came out into the kitchen and said he did not know whether he would go down to the post office or not. And then I sprinkled some handkerchiefs to iron.

I think he came to the front door and rang the bell, and Maggie let him in, and he said he had forgotten his key; so I think she must have been down stairs.

The Tom Strong thing was totally for the money.

I plan to get looser after I finish this Maggie saga.

You don't have to write like David Foster Wallace or James Baldwin or Maggie Nelson - indeed, you shouldn't. Those writers are doing it better than you ever could.

[Maggie Smith] brings new meaning to the phrase "doesn't suffer fools.

" She has just the most amazing, dry timing of anyone ever, I think. I think everyone's always known about it, but with her resurgence on Downton Abbey, a whole new generation has been introduced to it, which is just great.

We [me,Maggie Smith and Natasha Richardson ] rehearsed [Suddenly, Last Summer] like a play for a month, and then we shot it over the course of... I believe it was 10 days. All live, basically. Long, uninterrupted takes. And for me, a lot of it is me going head to head with Maggie Smith. And anybody who's ever had that opportunity never forgets it! It's a real career highlight, and it was everything I ever thought it would be, and more.

[Doctor Cukrowicz] was basically a role where you have two diva actresses - Maggie Smith and Natasha Richardson - and my role was to say, "And then what happened? Tell me more." But I wanted to do it was because a) it was Tennessee Williams, a great writer, and b) it was Richard Eyre, an amazing director. And to work with those two amazing women!

One of my favorite comics is Love and Rockets by the Hernandez Brothers.

They do such a wonderful job of showing you how the character of Maggie ages and really doesn't present that with any kind of judgment.

I also photographed Maggie Cheung - but these didn't develop into a friendship either.

My dream is to be Endora in Bewitched.

That's the part I want to do. I want to do a fabulous old woman. I want to be Maggie Smith someday. Not exactly like her, but that genre. I like that kind of humor - sophisticated, vain stuff.

When it comes to saving England, Maggy is Ball's Deep

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