Many people consider me an old friend.
I ran for Congress, just once.
I have one piece of advice for those of you who want to receive the Lifetime Achievement Award: Start early!
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.
I work a seventeen hour day, and I’m personally responsible for 108 staff members in the embassy.
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.
We would have to invent the U.N. if we did not have it, which is not an original thought.
Most of the people in Ghana wouldn’t know me as an actress. They’d know me for my work at the U.N.
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.
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.
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.
I’ve always been bossy.
Nothing crushes freedom as substantially as a tank.
Any star can be devoured by human adoration, sparkle by sparkle.
When I was 14, I was the oldest I ever was. I’ve been getting younger ever since.