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

— Shirley Temple

The most jaw-dropping Shirley Temple quotes that are free to learn and impress others

Be brave and clear. Follow your heart and don't be overly influenced by outside factors. Be true to yourself.

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Good luck needs no explanation.

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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.

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Any star can be devoured by human adoration, sparkle by sparkle.

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

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Nothing crushes freedom as substantially as a tank.

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

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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.

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Time is money. Wasted time means wasted money means trouble.

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There’s nothing like real love. Nothing.

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I've led three lives: the acting part, wife and mother - which is a career - and international relations. I'm proud of my career, the first one, and I'm proud of the other two, too.

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Make-believe colors the past with innocent distortion, and it swirls ahead of us in a thousand ways - in science, in politics, in every bold intention.

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About Shirley Temple

Quotes 55 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday October 16

One has to handle these negative experiences alone.

You can't get help from your friends or family.You're finally alone with it, and you have to come to grips with misfortune and go on.

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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.

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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.

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Long ago, I became more interested in the real world than in make-believe.

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I've always been bossy.

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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.

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I have one piece of advice for those of you who want to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award: Start early!

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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.

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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.

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We would have to invent the U.N. if we did not have it, which is not an original thought.

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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.

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We salute her for a life of remarkable achievements as an actor, as a diplomat, and most importantly as our beloved mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and adored wife for fifty-five years of the late and much missed Charles Alden Black.

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I ran for Congress, just once.

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

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

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Dr. Kissinger was surprised that I knew where Ghana was.

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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.

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Won't the new 'Suggested for Mature Audience' protect our youngsters from such films? I don't believe so. I know many forty-five-year old men with the mentalities of six-year-olds, and my feeling is that they should not see such pictures, either.

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[Campaign sign when running for Congress in 1967:] Vote for me or I will hold my breath until I turn blue.

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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?

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I don’t like to do negatives. There are always pluses to things.

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When you're a performer, you have to please a large audience.

And when you're in politics, you have to please a large audience, too.

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In the world of movie personalities the distance between popularity and politics is short.

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

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I'm not too proud of the movies I made as a grownup except for 'That Hagen Girl', which nobody remembers but which gave me a chance to act.

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On the good ship Lollipop Its a sweet trip To the candy shop Where bon-bon's play, On the sunny beach Of peppermint bay Lemonade stands, Everywhere Crackerjack bands, Fill the air, And there you are, Happy landings on a chocolate bar. See the sugar bowl Do a tootsie roll In a big bad devils food cake, If you eat too much, Oh, oh, You'll awake, With a tummy ache.

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

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

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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.

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Our whole way of life today is dedicated to the removal of risk.

Cradle to grave we are supported, insulated, and isolated from the risks of life - and if we fail, our government stands ready with Bandaids of every size.

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Movies mirror the times, they do not create them.

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There are many of us who should be in a position to bring peace to the world.

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By the time I was 4, I knew how to hit my mark.

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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.

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Delay and indecision are first weapons in the armory of moviemakers.

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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.

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

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