Movie Wisdom – Maureen O’Hara Edition

29 Oct

A few days ago, Maureen O’Hara passed away. In my opinion, she was one of Hollywood’s most underrated actresses. She excelled in a variety of movie genres, but I knew her most from the Westerns of John Ford and John Wayne. Since her passing, I have delved into her career and realized that I have also seen a few of her non-Western movies.

To honor Maureen O’Hara, these are some words of wisdom that can be found in her works.Maureen

From Miracle on 34th Street

Faith is believing when common sense tells you not to.

Don’t overlook those lovely intangibles.

If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.

A man’s gotta do something to keep warm.

From Rio Grande

A man’s word to anything is his honor.

From The Parent Trap

History’s just jammed with stories of lovers parted by some silly thing.

From Spencer’s Mountain

Sometimes educated people has less brains than fools.

The world steps aside to let any man pass if he knows where he is going.

From McLintock!

Everybody’s entitled to their own opinion.

From The Rare Breed

You cannot live with dreams.

A man in love is neither lord nor master of himself.

While beauty is skin deep, meanness runs all the way through.


8 Responses to “Movie Wisdom – Maureen O’Hara Edition”

  1. colemining October 29, 2015 at 19:35 #

    Love these, Rick. She was a treasure!

    • Rick October 29, 2015 at 19:51 #

      Thanks. In my opinion, she was one of the all time greats.

  2. Cindy Bruchman October 29, 2015 at 19:52 #

    Great, Rick. She was a jewel.

    • Rick October 29, 2015 at 20:11 #

      Thanks. She was in some great movies.

  3. sittingpugs October 30, 2015 at 02:53 #

    Turner Classic Movies will honor Maureen O’Hara on November 20 with a full day of programming:

    6:00 AM Jamaica Inn (1939)
    7:45 AM The Deadly Companions (1961)
    9:30 AM Spencer’s Mountain (1963)
    11:30 AM McLintock! (1963)
    1:45 PM The Battle of the Villa Fiorita (1965)
    3:45 PM Big Jake (1971)
    5:45 PM The Wings of Eagles (1957)
    8:00 PM The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)
    10:15 PM The Quiet Man (1952)
    12:30 AM At Sword’s Point (1951)
    2:00 AM Sinbad the Sailor (1947)
    4:00 PM The Spanish Main (1945)

    • Rick October 30, 2015 at 02:53 #

      Thanks for letting me know. I will definitely tune in.

  4. Marilyn Armstrong October 30, 2015 at 04:19 #

    She was one of the great ones. I loved her with the Duke … they made a great pair.

    • Rick October 30, 2015 at 13:14 #

      They were great together, but she made some good stuff without him, too.

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