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Carol Burnett
April 26, 1933 -
Nationality: American
Category: Actress
Subcategory: American Actress

But I didn't ask to have somebody nose around in my private life. I didn't even ask to be famous. All I asked was to be able to earn a living making people laugh.


My grandmother and I followed my mother here, to a house a block north of Hollywood Boulevard but a million miles away from Hollywood, if you know what I mean. We would hang out behind the ropes and look at the movie stars arriving at the premieres.


I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up. I wish my grandmother had done the same. I wanted my girls to know me.


It's also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I've been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That's why we're here, after all, to help others.


Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.


Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.


Well, I don't know how astute I am, but I did want to be a journalist when I was growing up.


We don't stop going to school when we graduate.


Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.


You have to go through the falling down in order to learn to walk. It helps to know that you can survive it. That's an education in itself.


My interesting diet tips are eat early and don't noah between meals. I mean, I can pack it away.


But I don't begrudge anybody, because I know how hard it is to have that dream and to make it happen, whether or not it's just to put a roof over your head and food on the table.


When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go.


I don't have false teeth. Do you think I'd buy teeth like these?


Because nobody goes through life without a scar.


You know, one wonderful thing that came out of my Enquirer experience is that, in my case, it was ruled tabloids are magazines. Which means they didn't have the protection that a newspaper has.


Comedy is tragedy plus time.


Originally, I came from Texas, and we lived on - I guess you'd call it welfare, what we called relief.


Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.


It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it's too bad that we don't have a system where the losing team has to pay the winning team's lawyers.


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