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43 Inspirational Lucille Ball Quotes About Life (LOVE)

Top 10 Most Famous Lucille Ball Quotes (BEST)

“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
I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done.
I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.
It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.
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.
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.”

Lucille Ball
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.
I believe that we're as happy in life as we make up our minds to be.
I believe that we’re as happy in life as we make up our minds to be.

“There’s a great deal of difference between temperament and temper. Temperament is something you welcome creatively, for it is based on sensitivity, empathy, awareness… but a bad temper takes too much out of you and doesn’t really accomplish anything.”

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

6 Lucille Ball Quotes About Life

“I cured myself of shyness when it finally occurred to me that people didn’t think about me half as much as I gave them credit for. The truth was, nobody gave a damn. Like most teenagers, I was far too self-centered. When I stopped being prisoner to what I worried was others’ opinions of me, I became more confident and free.”

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

“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 heritage.”

Lucille Ball
Whether we're prepared or not, life has a habit of thrusting situations upon us.
Whether we’re prepared or not, life has a habit of thrusting situations upon us.

“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.”

Lucille Ball
Some of the most gifted people I've ever met or read about are homosexual. How can you knock it?
Some of the most gifted people I’ve ever met or read about are homosexual. How can you knock it?

9 Lucille Ball Quotes on Success

“Remember to recognize the small successes that you will have. Don’t let the brightness of that big goal blind you to what happens on the way toward the goal. Meet one wave at a time and enjoy what progress you make. I want you please not to be taken up in the undertow of pessimism.”

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

“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.”

Lucille Ball
Ability is of little account without opportunity.
Ability is of little account without opportunity.

“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.”

Lucille Ball
Responsibility is the ability to respond.
Responsibility is the ability to respond.

“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.”

Lucille Ball
Now get the hell out of here and go change the world.
Now get the hell out of here and go change the world.

“You won’t be happy, whatever you do, unless you’re comfortable with your own conscience. Keep your head up, keep your shoulders back, keep your self-respect, be nice, be smart. And remember that there are practically no ‘overnight’ successes.”

Lucille Ball

2 Lucille Ball Quotes on Love

It wasn't love at first sight. It took a full five minutes.
It wasn’t love at first sight. It took a full five minutes.
A man who correctly guesses a woman's age may be smart, but he's not very bright.
A man who correctly guesses a woman’s age may be smart, but he’s not very bright.

4 Lucille Ball Quotes that Will Make You Think (WISDOM)

In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.
In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.
I have a theory about the assists we get in life. Only rarely can we repay those people who helped us, but we can pass that help along to others.
I have a theory about the assists we get in life. Only rarely can we repay those people who helped us, but we can pass that help along to others.
Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that's good taste.
Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that’s good taste.
Use a make-up table with everything close at hand and don't rush; otherwise you'll look like a patchwork quilt.
Use a make-up table with everything close at hand and don’t rush; otherwise you’ll look like a patchwork quilt.

7 Lucille Ball Quotes on Being a Comedian and Actress

“I am not funny. The writers were funny. My directors were funny. The situations were funny… What I am is brave. I have never been scared. Not when I did movies, certainly not when I was a model and not when I did I Love Lucy.”

Lucille Ball
People either have comedy or they don't. You can't teach it to them.
People either have comedy or they don’t. You can’t teach it to them.
I don't know how to tell a joke. I never tell jokes. I can tell stories that happened to me… anecdotes. But never a joke.
I don’t know how to tell a joke. I never tell jokes. I can tell stories that happened to me… anecdotes. But never a joke.
I am a real ham. I love an audience. I work better with an audience. I am dead, in fact, without one.
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.
How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we’d profit from them.
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 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 dyed my hair this crazy red to bid for attention. It has become a trademark, and I've got to keep it this way.
I dyed my hair this crazy red to bid for attention. It has become a trademark, and I’ve got to keep it this way.

5 Lucille Ball Quotes on Children

“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.”

Lucille Ball
Children internalize their parents' unhappiness. Fortunately, they absorb our contentment just as readily.
Children internalize their parents’ unhappiness. Fortunately, they absorb our contentment just as readily.

“I feel sorry for young people today who feel so alone that they have to mate with their first crush. It shocks me that so many young brides are pregnant at the alter. When you have kids late in life, you appreciate them more. They keep you young, and you see the world through better eyes. You can give your children a finer sense of values, too, because if you’re lucky, you own values have improved with time.”

Lucille Ball
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
You see much more of your children once they leave home.
I wanted to get out of the pictures and stay home so that I could have children.
I wanted to get out of the pictures and stay home so that I could have children.

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