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Lucille Ball
August 6, 1911 - April 26, 1989
Nationality: American
Category: Comedian
Subcategory: American Comedian

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


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


I'm not funny. What I am is brave.


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


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.


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.


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


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


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


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.


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


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


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


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

    Topics: Children

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


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


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


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.


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