1. When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was. I've been getting younger ever since.
2. Good luck needs no explanation.
3. Be brave and clear. Follow your heart and don't be overly influenced by outside factors. Be true to yourself.
4. 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.
5. 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 8 years old. I always sold out and I didn't have to pay for them. It was a great deal!
6. I have no trouble being taken seriously as a woman and a diplomat [in Ghana].
7. My only problems have been with Americans who, in the beginning, refused to believe I had grown up since my movies.[Stated after her 1974 appointment as U.S. ambassador to Ghana.]
8. 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.
9. Any star can be devoured by human adoration, sparkle by sparkle.
10. We would have to invent the U.N. if we did not have it, which is not an original thought.
11. 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.