Shirley Temple quotes

Don’t forget to tell your favorite people that you love them.

Good luck needs no explanation.

When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was. I’ve been getting younger ever since.

Be brave and clear. Follow your heart and don’t be overly influenced by outside factors.

You’ve got to S-M-I-L-E To be H-A-Double-P-Y.

I liked work shoes and big, working-class hands. The stars would come and go, but the crew on my movies was my extended family.

Some people liked Rudolph Valentino. I liked Rin Tin Tin.

I have always told anyone who would listen that I was available for more public service.

I’ve been so blessed. If someone asked me whom I would choose to be if I could come back in another life, I would have to say Shirley Temple Black. I cannot think of a more interesting life to ask for.

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.

I ran for Congress, just once.

I work a seventeen hour day, and I’m personally responsible for 108 staff members in the embassy.

Don’t forget to tell your favorite people that you love them.

I’m quite optimistic. I’m also a realist. And I hope, you know, things work out. I don’t think that the world will ever know peace. Complete peace in all countries. I think perhaps that’s not in our makeup to do this although we can pray for it and work for it. But I think that the building blocks of peace are moving into shape, and I think that the world is going to be a better place.

There’s nothing like real love. Nothing.

If you hear someone scream, you shouldn’t close the drapes. You should help. You’ve got to try.

Movies mirror the times, they do not create them.

I’ve always been bossy.

I wanted to be in the FBI. I also wanted to be a pie salesman. It was so intense that the studio got the prop department to make a little pie wagon and they filled it with tarts. I wheeled it around the set and sold them to the crew. I was about eight years old. I always sold out and I didn’t have to pay for them. It was a great deal.

Visiting old haunts is hard on memory. Things shrink, change, and disappear.

My mother made it seem perfectly normal for thousands of people to be cheering me, as if there was nothing special going on. I thought all children must live as I did.

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.

Politicians are actors, too, don’t you think? Usually, if you like people and you’re outgoing, not a shy little thing, you can do pretty well in politics.

My Chicken can do a special trick! “And what is that?” She can lay an egg! “And what’s so special about THAT?!” Well, Can YOU lay an egg?

Vote for me or I will hold my breath until I turn blue.

I had a very close family and I couldn’t get away with anything.

Most of the people in Ghana wouldn’t know me as an actress. They’d know me for my work at the U.N.