Lucille Ball Quotes

1911 - 1989

Lucille Ball

I grew up watching Lucille Ball; her comedy was one which always brought a smile to my face. She achieved her her greatest success with her TV show, "I Love Lucy", which first aired in 1951 and ran until 1957. She also starred in "The Lucy Show" and "Here's Lucy". Her career of 50 years is one that brought a lot of people smiles to their face. There is a museum dedicated to the life of Lucille Ball in Jamestown, NY, the city she was born.


I am not funny. My writers were funny. My direction was funny. The situations were funny. But I am not funny. I am not funny. What I am is brave.
Lucille Ball
Funny   |  


Ability is of little account without opportunity.
Lucille Ball
Inspirational Quotes  |


I have an everyday religion that words for me. Love yourself first, and everything falls into line.
Lucille Ball
Love   |  


Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced. Lucille Ball
Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
Lucille Ball
Change Quotes   |  


If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.
Lucille Ball
Focus   |  


In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.
Lucille Ball
Good   |  


It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
Lucille Ball
Quotes about Being Happy   |  


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.
Lucille Ball
Luck   |  


Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. Lucille Ball
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.
Lucille Ball
Discouraged   |  


I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can.
Lucille Ball
Knowledge   |  


A man who correctly guesses a woman's age may be smart, but he's not very bright.
Lucille Ball
Age   |  


People either have comedy or they don't. You can't teach it to them
Lucille Ball
Teacher Quotes   |  


I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not. Lucille Ball
I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.
Lucille Ball
Regret Quotes   |  

Quotes About Lucille Ball:

The family nicknamed her "Lucyball", but she preferred to be known as Lucille; her mother told her that the name was French in origin and meant "shining light." Warren G. Harris, Lucy & Desi: The Legendary Love Story of Television's Most Famous Couple
Family   |  


"The Queen of Hearts is, of course, Lucille Ball. Her funniness and lovability charmed I Love Lucy fans in the 1950's and still appeals in today's syndicated re-runs."
Susan Horowitz, Queens of Comedy: Lucille Ball, Phyllis Diller, Carol Burnett, Joan Rivers, and the New Generation of Funny Women
Humor   |  


Lucille Ball achieved more success than nearly anyone else in the entertainment industry, in television, films, stage, and radio. James Sheridan
I find Lucy's talent astonishing. In her six decade-long career, Lucille Ball achieved more success than nearly anyone else in the entertainment industry, in television, films, stage, and radio.
James Sheridan, Lucille Ball FAQ: Everything Left to Know About America's Favorite Redhead
Achievement   |  


To me, Lucille Ball was a terrific screen presence who made an indelible impression and could be looked upon as most definitely having "made it" in the industry, even before television came along and turned her into not just a superstar but a seminal entertainment icon of the twentieth century, one of the handful of people who can truly be called a show business legend.
Barry Monush, Lucille Ball FAQ: Everything Left to Know About America's Favorite Redhead
Success   |  


However, it is important to remember that I Love Lucy actually began when Ball was already 40 years of age, a relatively advanced age for someone in the entertainment industry.
Charles River Editors, American Legends: The Life of Lucille Ball
How Old Are You   |  


Whatever trouble she was in, Lucy could make it seem like the funniest thing anyone had ever seen. Pam Pollack; Meg Belviso
Whatever trouble she was in, Lucy could make it seem like the funniest thing anyone had ever seen. All over the country, people couldn't stop laughing.
Pam Pollack; Meg Belviso, Who Was Lucille Ball?
Laughter   |  


Although Lucy is no longer here, the memory of her warm and free-spirited presence still lingers in my mind. Not a day goes by that I don't think or talk about Lucy. Her impact on my life is undeniable.
Michael Z. Stern, I Had a Ball: My Friendship with Lucille Ball
Memory   |  


In tracing the long arc of her life and career, I found that people tended to see Lucille Ball in terms of their own lives, their marriages, and their occupations.
Stefan Kanfer, Ball of Fire: The Tumultuous Life and Comic Art of Lucille Ball
Quotes about Life   |  


. . .  she drew the greatest laughs when she made faces at the studio audience. . .Kathleen Brady
Lucille Ball's writers -who began with her in radio, where she played a "helpful" wife - knew she drew the greatest laughs when she made faces at the studio audience, even though listeners at home could not see what she was doing.
Kathleen Brady, Lucille: The Life of Lucille Ball
Motivation   |  


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