Maggie Smith Once Said…

Dame Margaret Natalie Smith was born December 28, 1934. Maggie is an English actress that has been in numerous movies, plays and television series including Downton Abbey and Professor Minerva McGonagall in the Harry Potter movies.

People say it gets better but it doesn’t. It just gets different, that’s all. Maggie Smith

I’m not exactly sure what Maggie was speaking of in particular or if she’s talking about anything or everything is different as you get older. I’m only getting part of this quote and while I understand it a bit that you always hear that this or that gets better with age. Different works for sure and is a bit more accurate cause who is to say it gets better. What I think is that we become more tolerant of things so things seem better. And if we’re talking about doing something in particular with age I’m sure we’re just happy to be able to do that so it’s not necessarily better but we feel good because we can still accomplish it.

Speak your mind, even if your voice shakes. – Maggie Smith

I think this is a very valuable lesson for life is to speak ones mind. Do it even if you’re afraid, speak up and stand up to the fear you feel inside and don’t let it overtake that voice. Don’t let it bother you if you stammer, if your voice cracks or if you show emotion that you are trying to hide. Make your stand and use your voice to speak your mind. No one else can do it for you so you must be able to find the courage within to make your stand.

It’s true I don’t tolerate fools but then they don’t tolerate me, so I am spiky. Maybe that’s why I’m quite good at playing spiky elderly ladies. – Maggie Smith

She calls it spiky I call it not taking shit or perhaps it’s a bit of wit or charisma. I do know that I have this ability and I do try to be quick with my tongue. I’m usually successful but it hasn’t always been that way. It took quite a few years and for me to see things differently and stop being the victim. It isn’t that easy and it is also easy to fall back into that trap. I have clawed myself out of that box multiple times but I also seem to keep finding a new box. We need to look within and trust our gut instincts as it comes to others because we’re usually right about then and our gut tells us. That is why I like to go with my gut more than other things, it’s those other things that get you trapped in the box.