25 Splendid Lucille Ball Quotes

Lucille Ball was an American actress, comedian, and film studio executive. Best known for her success as the star of ‘I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, and Life with Lucy,’ becoming the first recipient of the Women in Film Crystal Award. Having made many accomplishments in her lifetime that paved the road to women success in Hollywood, here is a look at the most notable Lucille Ball quotes from her life.

“A man who correctly guesses a woman`s age may be smart, but he’s not very bright.”

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

“I believe that we’re as happy in life as we make up our minds to be.”

“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.”

“I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not.”

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.”


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

“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.”

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

“It doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”

“It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.”

“Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself.”

“Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that’s good taste.”

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

“My ideal of womanhood has always been the pioneer woman who fought and worked at her husband’s side. She bore the children, kept the home fires burning; she was the hub of the family, the planner and the dreamer.”

“Now get the hell out of here and go change the world.”

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

“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.”

“People either have comedy or they don’t. You can’t teach it to them.”

“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.”

“Responsibility is the ability to respond.”

“Some of the most gifted people I’ve ever met or read about are homosexual. How can you knock it?”

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

“The way to stay young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.”

Here is a mini biography on Lucille Ball’s early years in Hollywood and rocky relationship with Desi Arnaz.