Famous Quotes from American Actress Lucille Ball (Lucy) Quotes

One of the Greatest American actress of 19th century, Lucille Ball well know for her self produced I Love Lucy, The Lucy–Desi Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, Here’s Lucy, and Life with Lucy.

Here are some amazing quotes from the beautiful actress on Love, Life, Happiness & Opportunity.

Love and Life


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


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


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


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


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


Failure


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.


Children


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


I’m sometimes scared of everything that has happened to us. We didn’t think Desilu Productions would grow so big. We merely wanted to be together and have two children.


Motivational


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


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.


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


I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.


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


Opportunity


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.


Ability is of little account without opportunity.


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


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


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.


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


I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent.


I’m not funny. What I am is brave.


Women’s Lib? Oh, I’m afraid it doesn’t interest me one bit. I’ve been so liberated it hurts.


Use a make-up table with everything close at hand and don’t rush; otherwise you’ll look like a patchwork quilt.