50 Best Lucille Ball Quotes from the Iconic Hollywood Actress

Lucille Ball was an actress, comedian, and producer from the United States.

Best Lucille Ball Quotes


The more things you do, the more you can do. ~ Lucille Ball.

A man who correctly guesses a woman’s age may be smart, but he’s not very bright. ~ Lucille Ball.

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

I’d rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not. ~ Lucille Ball.

People either have comedy or they don’t. You can’t teach it to them. ~ Lucille Ball.

Love yourself first and everything falls into line. ~ Lucille Ball.

Responsibility is the ability to respond. ~ Lucille Ball.

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

Now get the hell out of here and go change the world. ~ Lucille Ball.

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

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

Ability is of little account without opportunity. ~ Lucille Ball.

I believe that we’re as happy in life as we make up our minds to be. ~ Lucille Ball.

Whether we’re prepared or not, life has a habit of thrusting situations upon us. ~ Lucille Ball.

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. ~ Lucille Ball.

I wanted to get out of the pictures and stay home so that I could have children. ~ Lucille Ball.

How to do half-hour comedy innovatively is something I do pride myself on. We invented it with ‘I Love Lucy.’ ~ Lucille Ball.

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

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. ~ Lucille Ball.

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

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

Top Lucille Ball Quotes

I have a theory about the assists we get in life. Only rarely can we repay those people who helped us, but we can pass that help along to others. ~ Lucille Ball.

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.

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. ~ Lucille Ball.

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

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

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

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.

I’ve seen ‘Mork & Mindy’ a couple times. Robin Williams amazes me. And I love Gary Coleman. He puts me away. He puts everybody away. ~ Lucille Ball.

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.

Famous Lucille Ball Quotes

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

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.

It wasn’t love at first sight. It took a full five minutes. ~ Lucille Ball.

The way to stay young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age. ~ Lucille Ball.

TV started for me just as a means of keeping my husband Desi off the road. He’d been on tour with his band since he got out of the Army, and we were in our 11th year of marriage and wanted to have children. ~ Lucille Ball.

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. ~ Lucille Ball.

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

I was shy for several years in my early days in Hollywood until I figured out that no one really gave a damn if I was shy or not, and I got over my shyness. ~ Lucille Ball.

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.

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

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

I have an everyday religion that works for me. Love yourself first, and everything else falls into line. ~ Lucille Ball.

You spell Bob Hope C-L-A-S-S. ~ Lucille Ball.

Funny Lucille Ball Quotes

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. ~ 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. ~ Lucille Ball.


I’m not funny. What I am is brave. ~ Lucille Ball.

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

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. ~ Lucille Ball.

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. ~ Lucille Ball.

So these were the 50 top Lucille Ball quotes about life, love, age and friendship.

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