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John Candy knew he was going to die.
by 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

Related topics: Death

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

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

How could you get angry with Jackie Gleason?
- 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

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

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As the 1960s began, a new breed of Hollywood leading lady was emerging.
She was elegant, international, and wonderfully comedic.
- 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 am like many of the women I have played onscreen.
- Maureen O'Hara

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

God has a most wicked sense of humor.
- 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Conformity is the jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.
- John F. Kennedy

Talent is God-given; be humble.
Fame is man-given; be thankful.
Conceit is self-given; be careful.
- John Wooden

For all sad words of tongue and pen,
The saddest are these, "It might have been.
- John Greenleaf Whittier

Imagine all the people living life in peace.
You may say I'm a dreamer,
but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us,
and the world will be as one.
- John Lennon

Do not let what you cannot do
interfere with what you can do.
- John Wooden

What we see depends mainly on what we look for.
- John Lubbock

If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need
but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him?
- 1 John 3:17

When written in Chinese, the word "crisis"
is composed of two characters.
One represents danger and the other represents opportunity.
- John F. Kennedy

A ship in harbor is safe -
but that is not what ships are for.
- John A. Shedd

A new command I give you: Love one another.
As I have loved you, so you must love one another.
- Jesus of Nazareth (John 13:34)

It's what you learn after you know it all that counts.
- John Wooden

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop,
striped and dotted with continents and islands,
flying through space with other stars
all singing and shining together as one,
the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
- John Muir

Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans.
- John Lennon

Success comes from knowing that
you did your best to become the best
that you are capable of becoming.
- John Wooden

Do not pray for easy lives.
Pray to be stronger men.
- John F. Kennedy

The common denominator for success is work.
- John D. Rockefeller

A dream you dream alone is only a dream.
A dream you dream together becomes reality.
- John Lennon

I'm an idealist without illusions.
- John F. Kennedy

All you need is love.
- John Lennon

Change is the law of life.
And those who look only to the past or the present
are certain to miss the future.
- John F. Kennedy

The best road to progress is freedom's road.
- John F. Kennedy

It's essential to tell the truth at all times.
This will reduce life's pain.
Lying distorts reality.
All forms of distorted thinking must be corrected.
- John Bradshaw

Every increased possession
loads us with a new weariness.
- John Ruskin

Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway.
- John Wayne

A good question is never answered.
It is not a bolt to be tightened into place
but a seed to be planted and to bear more seed
toward the hope of greening the landscape of idea.
- John Ciardi

There are risks and costs to action.
But they are far less than the long range
risks of comfortable inaction.
- John F. Kennedy

A man does what he must - in spite of personal consequences,
in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures -
and that is the basis of all human morality.
- John F. Kennedy

Everybody needs beauty as well as bread.
- John Muir


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