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" There's nothing like real love. Nothing. "
" I guess I was an early method actress. I would go to a quiet part of the sound stage with my mother. I wouldn't think of anything sad, I would just make my mind a blank. In a minute I could cry. "
" I was absolutely bathed in love. I was so young, starting at age 3, that working seemed very normal. I thought everybody went to work. "
" I stopped believing in Santa Claus when I was six. Mother took me to see him in a department store and he asked for my autograph. "
" One famous movie executive, who shall remain nameless, exposed himself to me in his office. 'Mr X,' I said, 'I thought you were a producer, not an exhibitor.' "
" There are many of us who should be in a position to bring peace to the world. "
" Time is money. Wasted time means wasted money means trouble. "
Time Is Money
" I was in Vienna in August 1968 for a meeting of the International Federation of Multiple Sclerosis Societies, of which I was co-founder, and we wanted a 20th country to join. They asked for a volunteer to go to Prague to get Czechoslovakia to do it, and my hand always goes up first. "
" I have one piece of advice for those of you who want to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award: Start early! "
" Dr. Kissinger was a former child. Jerry Ford was a former child. Even F.D.R. was a former child. I retired from the movies in 1949, and I'm still a former child. "
" Any star can be devoured by human adoration, sparkle by sparkle. "
" The U.N. acts as the world's conscience, and over eighty-five percent of the work that is done by the United Nations is in the social, economic, educational and cultural fields. "
" When I asked my mother why crowds shouted my name and said 'We love you,' she would dust it off by saying, 'Your work makes them happy.' She never let it go to my head. "
" Good luck needs no explanation. "
" Many people consider me an old friend. "
" I wanted to be in the FBI. I also wanted to be a pie salesman. "
" When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was. I've been getting younger ever since. "
" My role models were Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt, and my major crush was J. Edgar Hoover. "
" Shirley Temple opens doors for Shirley Temple Black. "
" I loved what I did. I remember cruel mothers who would pinch their children to make them cry in a scene, but my mother encircled me with affection. "
" I've been blessed with three wonderful careers: motion pictures and television, wife, mother and grandmother... and diplomatic services for the United States government. "
" If I had it to do all over again, I wouldn't change anything. I probably would have paid for the pleasure of working. "
" I class myself with Rin Tin Tin. People in the Depression wanted something to cheer them up, and they fell in love with a dog and a little girl. "
" Studio chief Winfield Sheehan wanted me to remain a little girl. If I lost my innocence, he said, it would show in my eyes. "
" By the time I got to the Fox studio for my first major film, I knew how to hit a mark. I knew how to memorize lines. I knew how to pay attention. "
" I ran for Congress, just once. "
" Most of the people in Ghana wouldn't know me as an actress. They'd know me for my work at the U.N. "
" At the end of the Depression, people were perhaps looking for something to cheer themselves up. They fell in love with a dog and a little girl. It won't happen again. "
" When I saw work shoes, I would know that that person worked. I was very worried about people with shiny, pointed shoes as a child. "
" I have always told anyone who would listen that I was available for more public service. "
" I wish my name was Cobb. Then they would send over a Cobb salad. "