31 Best Lucille Ball Quotes

31 Best Lucille Ball Quotes

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Lucille Ball was an actress, model, comedian, and film executive from Celoron, New York. She is most famous for her starring role in the 1950′s sitcom, I Love Lucy. This show is one of the most iconic sitcoms in television and pop culture history. After she left I Love Lucy she went on to star in many other television series including The Lucy Show, Life with Lucy, and Here’s Lucy. She died on April 26, 1989 at the age of 77.

“Ability is of little account without opportunity.”

“Children internalize their parents’ unhappiness. Fortunately, they absorb our contentment just as readily.”

“Here’s what I advise any young struggling actress today: The important thing is to develop as a woman first, and a performer second. You wouldn’t prostitute yourself to get a part, not if
you’re in the right mind. You won’t be happy, whatever you do, unless you’re comfortable with your own conscience.”

“How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we’d profit from them.”

“I am a real ham. I love an audience. I work better with an audience. I am dead, in fact, without one.”

“I closed my eyes, put blinders on, and ignored what was too painful to think about. I tried to view my troubles less seriously, and worry less. I tried to curb my temper. Things said in
embarrassment and anger are seldom the truth, but are said to hurt and wound the other person. Once said, they can never be taken back.”

“I don’t suppose that hard work, discipline, and a perfectionist attitude toward my work did me any harm. They are a big part of my makeup today, as any of my co-workers will tell you. And
when life seemed unbearable, I learned to live in my imagination, and to step inside other people’s skins- indispensable abilities for an actress.”

“I hate failure and that divorce was a Number One failure in my eyes. It was the worst period of my life. Neither Desi nor I have been the same since, physically or mentally.”

“I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line.”

“I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can.”

“I will never do another TV series. It couldn’t top I Love Lucy, and I’d be foolish to try. In this business, you have to know when to get off.”

“I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.”

“I’d rather regret the things I have done than the things I have not.”

“If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.”

“I’m happy that I have brought laughter because I have been shown by many the value of it in so many lives, in so many ways.”

“I’m not funny. What I am is brave.”

“In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.”

“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.”

“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”

“Luck? I don’t know anything about luck. I’ve never banked on it and I’m afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: Hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.”

“My ideal of womanhood has always been the pioneer woman who fought and worked at her husband’s side. She bore the children, kept the home fires burning; she was the hub of the family, the
planner and the dreamer.”

“Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.”

“One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”

“People either have comedy or they don’t. You can’t teach it to them.”

“Politics should be the part-time profession of every citizen who would protect the rights and privileges of free people and who would preserve what is good and fruitful in our national

“Responsibility is the ability to respond.”

“The more things you do, the more you can do.”

“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”

“When you’re too mad and too rattled to see straight, you’re bound to make mistakes. You can’t go on and on for years being miserable about a situation and not have it change you. You get so
“you can’t stand yourself.”

“You see much more of your children once they leave home.”