30 Lucille Ball Quotes From Inspirational To Funny

Lucille Ball, the American actress, comedian, model, and producer, is best known for her iconic role as the loving and hilarious Lucy Ricardo in the CBS sitcom I Love Lucy. She became a trailblazer for women in the entertainment industry for her groundbreaking work in television and film. Discover the wit, wisdom, and comedic brilliance of the legendary actress through these funny and famous Lucille Ball quotes.

Born on August 6, 1911, in Jamestown, New York, Ball started her career as a model. Shortly after that, she started performing on Broadway and later in films, with lead roles in B-pictures and supporting roles in A-pictures.

She rose to fame with her iconic television show “I Love Lucy.” The sitcom featured Ball as Lucy Ricardo, a lovable but mischievous housewife always getting into hilarious situations, involving her husband Ricky Ricardo, played by her real-life husband Desi Arnaz. The show was an instant success and became the most-watched program in the United States for several years.

With her physical comedy skills, endearing charm, and impeccable talent, Ball brought laughter to millions of viewers, quickly becoming their favorite.

Her ability to make people laugh with her slapstick humor, facial expressions, and comedic timing made her the queen of comedy.

Besides “I Love Lucy,” Ball had an exceptional career in both film and television. She starred in many successful movies, such as The Long, Long Trailer”, “Forever Darling,” and “Yours, Mine and Ours” and television shows like “The Lucy Show” and “Here’s Lucy”.

Lucille Ball broke boundaries and shattered glass ceilings, by becoming the first woman to head a major Hollywood studio.

She co-founded Desilu Productions with Desi Arnaz, producing many popular television series, including Mission: Impossible and Star Trek.

With her courage and boldness, Ball paved the way for future generations of women in the entertainment industry. She left a legacy that continues to bring laughter to audiences around the globe.

Here are the best Lucille Ball quotes about life, love, age, friendship and more that will inspire you, motivate you, and bring a smile to your face.

Top 10 Lucille Ball Quotes

  1. Love yourself first and everything falls into line.” — Lucille Ball                      

    Lucille Ball Quotes
    Lucille Ball Quotes
  2. “The more things you do, the more things you can do.” — Lucille Ball              

    Quotes By Lucille Ball
    Quotes By Lucille Ball
  3. “I’d rather regret the things I have done than the things that I haven’t.” — Lucille Ball                    

    Lucille Ball Inspirational Quotes
    Lucille Ball Inspirational Quotes
  4. “It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.” —  Lucille Ball            

    Famous Lucille Ball Quotes
    Famous Lucille Ball Quotes
  5. “In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by.” — Lucille Ball  

    Lucille Ball Sayings
    Lucille Ball Sayings
  6. “Luck? Luck is hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t.” — Lucille Ball    

    Lucille Ball Quote
    Lucille Ball Quote
  7. “Whether we’re prepared or not, life has a habit of thrusting situations upon us.” — Lucille Ball                  

    Lucille Ball Famous Quotes
    Lucille Ball Famous Quotes
  8. “The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age.” —Lucille Ball       

    Best Lucille Ball Quotes
    Best Lucille Ball Quotes
  9. “Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead.” — Lucille Ball     

    Lucille Ball Funny Quotes
    Lucille Ball Funny Quotes
  10. “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

Famous Quotes By Lucille Ball

  1. “I’m not funny. What I am is brave.” — Lucille Ball
  2. Responsibility is the ability to respond.” — Lucille Ball
  3. “Ability is of little account without opportunity.” — Lucille Ball
  4. “It wasn’t love at first sight. It took a full five minutes.” — Lucille Ball
  5. “Now get the hell out of here and go change the world.” — Lucille Ball
  6. “You see much more of your children once they leave home.” — Lucille Ball
  7. “I believe that we’re as happy in life as we make up our minds to be.” — Lucille Ball
  8. “Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world.” — Lucille Ball
  9. “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.” — Lucille Ball
  10. “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

Best Lucille Ball Quotes

  1. “Television is the quickest form of recognition in the world.” — Lucille Ball
  2. “People either have comedy or they don’t. You can’t teach it to them.” — Lucille Ball
  3. “A man who correctly guesses a woman`s age may be smart, but he’s not very bright.” — Lucille Ball
  4. “I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can.” —  Lucille Ball
  5. “Women’s lib? Oh, I’m afraid it doesn’t interest me one bit. I’ve been so liberated it hurts.” — Lucille Ball
  6. “Some of the most gifted people I’ve ever met or read about are homosexual. How can you knock it?” — Lucille Ball
  7. “I am a real ham. I love an audience. I work better with an audience. I am dead, in fact, without one.” — Lucille Ball
  8. “If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do, the more you can do.” — Lucille Ball
  9. “When I stopped being prisoner to what I worried was others’ opinions of me, I became more confident and free.” — Lucille Ball
  10. “Use a make-up table with everything close at hand and don’t rush; otherwise you’ll look like a patchwork quilt.” — Lucille Ball
  11. “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

Fast Facts About Lucille Ball

Lucille Désirée Ball was a courageous, talented, funny, and ahead-of-her-time woman who inspired many women to make their way in the entertainment industry. Here are a few facts you need to know about the legendary actress.

  1.  She was the first pregnant woman to play a pregnant woman on television.
  2. Lucille Ball along with her husband Desi Arnaz were the first interracial couple on TV.
  3. She was the first woman to run a major television studio.
  4. She married a younger man when it wasn’t really acceptable.
  5. Ball was the world’s favorite redhead. She colored her hair to stand out from the stereotypical Hollywood image.
  6. She was a trailblazer in the entertainment industry and paved the way for female comedians.
  7. Throughout her career, Lucille Ball received numerous accolades and awards. She won five Primetime Emmy Awards, the Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, and two stars on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  She also earned many honors, including the Women in Film Crystal Award, an induction into the Television Hall of Fame, a Kennedy Center Honor, and the Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences.


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