"Of all the roles I've played, none has been as fulfilling as being a mother."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Annette Funicello on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Annette Funicello on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Annette Funicello on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Annette Funicello on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Annette Funicello on Pablo Picasso
"In 1993 my birthday present was a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame."
"When you are young and healthy, it never occurs to you that in a single second your whole life could change."
"I have always thought of Walt Disney as my second father."
"Whatever dreams I have wished have come true."
"The mere thought of divorce terrified me. To me, divorce symbolized failure."