Best 35 Lucille Ball Quotes About Love Yourself

The premiere of I Love Lucy on October 15, 1951, cemented Lucille Ball’s place as one of America’s top comedy actors and set the standard for family-oriented sitcoms to follow. Lucille’s dedication to excellence and hard work paid off with an unprecedented level of success for the show. When she bought out her ex-husband Desi Arnaz from their TV production firm Desilu Productions in 1962, she made history as the first woman to own a major TV studio. Here are some Lucille Ball Quotes About Love and Life.

Lucille Ball Quotes About Love

  1. “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.”
  2. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.”
  3. “Ability is of little account without opportunity.”
  4. “Use a make-up table with everything close at hand and don’t rush; otherwise you’ll look like a patchwork quilt.”
  5. “I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can.”
  6. “People either have comedy or they don’t. You can’t teach it to them.”
  7. “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.”
  8. “It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.”
  9. I believe that we’re as happy in life as we make up our minds to be.”
  10. “Don’t let the brightness of that big goal blind you to what happens on the way toward the goal.”
  11. “I’ve always prided myself on knowing when to get off, and I hope it works out that way.”
  12. “Meet one wave at a time and enjoy what progress you make.”
  13. “The more things you do, the more you can do.”
  14. “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.”
  15. “Remember to recognize the small successes that you will have.”
  16. “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 an opportunity and what isn’t.”
  17. “I want you please not to be taken up in the undertow of pessimism.”

Lucille Ball Quotes Love Yourself

  1. “I’m not sure that I want to be without some lack of confidence. If you are too sure of yourself, you don’t grow. You may feel confident in some things, but other fields come up as a challenge. And if you don’t anticipate trouble, you will be in trouble.”
  2. “I don’t think you should write a book until you tell the absolute truth. You can’t do that until you’re 85, and I don’t want to live that long. I’ve always prided myself on knowing when to get off, and I hope it works out that way.”
  3. “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.”
  4. “I’m not funny. What I am is brave.”
  5. “I’d rather regret the things I have done than the things that I haven’t.”
  6. “Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.”
  7. “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.”
  8. “A man who correctly guesses a woman’s age may be smart, but he’s not very bright.”
  9. “In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.”
  10. “How was I Love Lucy born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we’d profit from them.”
  11. “I am a real ham. I love an audience. I work better with an audience. I am dead, in fact, without one.”
  12. “Now get the hell out of here and go change the world.”
  13. “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.”
  14. I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent. ~ Lucille Ball
  15. 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. ~ Lucille Ball
  16. 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. ~ Lucille Ball
  17. Women’s Lib? Oh, I’m afraid it doesn’t interest me one bit. I’ve been so liberated it hurts. ~ Lucille Ball
  18. 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

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