SHIRLEY TEMPLE QUOTES

“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 think when you’re little and in a fairytale, the world is a wonderful place.”

“I’ve always believed that if you’re kind to people, they’ll be kind to you.”

“I stopped being a child when I realized that being nice and gentle wasn’t enough.”

“I have one piece of advice for those who want to act: never forget your own character, therefore strive to be yourself.”

“You have to believe in yourself, that’s the secret. Even when I was a little girl, I never thought I was cute. I never thought I was anything but an ugly little girl and I never thought I would be doing the things I’m doing.”

“I’ve always thought that if you work hard enough, you can achieve anything.”

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

“It’s a good idea to always carry two sacks of candy. One to share and one to eat yourself.”

“I always wanted to be somebody. If I made it, it’s half because I was game enough to take a lot of punishment along the way and half because there were a lot of people who cared enough to help me.”

“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’ve always believed that laughter is a way to take control over your life.”

“I’ve been in the business since I was three. I’ve grown up and learned so much that I’m ready to make my own decisions, but I still respect the people who have helped me get where I am.”

“The most important thing about acting is honesty. If you can fake that, you’ve got it made.”

“You just keep playing. If someone special comes along and makes you realize you’ve got more talent than you thought, then you make some adjustments.”

“I stopped being a child when I realized that being kind and sweet all the time wasn’t going to get me anywhere.”

“When the war came, we just didn’t know what to do with our family. We had all this wealth we couldn’t eat.”

“The climactic scene where Mary and Ally discover that they are long-lost sisters is one of the most emotional ones in the film.”

“We kept encouraging him to make his own decisions and be his own person.”

“I’ve always thought laughter was the best cure for anything.”

“You have to do your own growing no matter how tall your grandfather was.”

“I’ve always stayed true to myself, no matter what was going on around me.”

“I always give myself a pep talk before going on stage. It helps calm my nerves.”

“I’ve learned to embrace challenges as opportunities for growth.”

“I believe in the power of positive thinking. It can change your whole outlook on life.”

“I never wanted to be a star. I just wanted to be myself.”

“I’ve always believed that every day is a new chance to be better than you were yesterday.”

“I think it’s important to surround yourself with positive influences and people who believe in you.”

“My mother always told me, ‘Sparkle, Shirley, sparkle!’ and I’ve never forgotten that advice.”

“I’ve learned that success is not measured by fame or fortune, but by the impact you have on others.”