quote by Paula Deen

Well what I would really like is a bunch of little n***ers to wear long-sleeve white shirts, black shorts and black bow ties. You know, in the Shirley Temple days, they used to tap dance around. Now, that would be a true Southern wedding wouldn't it? But we can't do that because the media would be on me about that.

— Paula Deen

Most Powerful Shirley Temple quotations

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.

Shirley temple quote Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.
Colors fade, temples crumble, empires fall, but wise words endure.

Shirley Temple had charisma as a child. But it cleared up as an adult.

Shirley temple quote Nature is my religion. The earth is my temple.
Nature is my religion. The earth is my temple.

I initially told people I wanted to be a dancer and ultimately a "Rockette.

" I didn't really know what a musical theatre performer was other than the Shirley Temple type.

Another thing I recall was falling in love with Shirley Temple when I was nine or ten.

The most minor gifts and not a very high class way to earn a living.

After all, Shirley Temple could do it at the age of four.

Acting is the most minor of gifts. After all, Shirley Temple could do it when she was four.

I've always hate child stars, starting from way back when, when I was a child.

The first child star I saw was Shirley Temple. She was six years old, two foot six and the biggest star in Hollywood. She wore ribbons in her hair, and frilly little pinafores and shiny patent-leather tap shoes - just like the boys in Glee do.

I don't see how it could possibly be made into a movie unless the entire book was scrapped and Shirley Temple cast as 'Bonnie,' Mae West as 'Belle,' and Stepin Fetchit as 'Uncle Peter.'

I remember feeling enormous pressure because I didn't want to be Shirley Temple.

Shirley Temple was Shirley Temple, and I didn't ever feel like I could live up to that.

Then there's that 'You're only as old as you feel' business, which is true to a point, but you can't be Shirley Temple on the Good Ship Lollipop forever. Sooner or later, dammit, you're old.

Ever since I was a little child, I refused to see movies of books that I loved.

Because you already know what Heidi looks like and she doesn't look like Shirley Temple.

There's been periods of broadcasts in the past where you could see all ages of entertainers, ranging from George Burns to Shirley Temple. That's not the condition now.

That's what the movies do. They don't entertain us, they don't send the message: 'We care.' They give us lines to say, they assign us parts: John Wayne, Theda Bara, Shirley Temple, take your pick.