You'll Love Her Even More When You Read 17 Great Lucille Ball Quotes

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17 Lucille Ball Quotes That Prove Just How Great She Really Was

I Love Lucy was an icon show for many reasons.

Lucille Ball pioneered a role for women to aspire to and proved that women are funny and capable of sustaining a successful television show in a male dominated industry. Her humor was fantastic and she will remain one of the funniest women in entertainment as her legacy lives on. As an inspiring individual she offered sage advice both for people in the industry and with life in general. Lucille Ball's quotes live on and for that, we're all lucky. Enjoy some great quotes from the beloved Lucille Ball below.

Lucille Ball Quotes

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

  • "It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy."

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

  • "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."

  • "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."

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

Quotes by Lucille Ball

  • "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 not funny. What I am is brave."

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

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

  • "Ability is of little account without opportunity."

Funny Lucille Ball Quotes

  • "A man who correctly guesses a woman's age may be smart, but he's not very bright."

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

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

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

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

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