Lucille Ball Quotes
1911 - 1989
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.
Ability is of little account without opportunity.
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I have an everyday religion that words for me.
Love yourself first, and everything falls into line.
Not everything that is faced can be
changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.
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If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it.
The more things you do, the more you can do.
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.
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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.
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.
I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing
what you can.
A man who correctly guesses a woman's age may be smart,
but he's not very bright.
People either have comedy or they don't. You can't
teach it to them
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I would rather
regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.
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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
"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
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
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
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
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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
Pam Pollack; Meg Belviso, Who Was Lucille Ball?
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
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 |
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
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