44 Motivational Lucille Ball Quotes On Success In Life

Lucille Désirée Ball was an American actress, comedienne, model, entertainment studio executive, and producer. She was the star of the self-produced sitcoms I Love Lucy, The Lucy Show, Here’s Lucy, and Life with Lucy, as well as comedy television specials aired under the title The Lucy-Desi Comedy Hour.  This Lucille Ball quotes will motivate you.

Best Lucille Ball Quotes

  1. 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
  2. Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world. ~ Lucille Ball
  3. The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age. ~ Lucille Ball
  4. I believe that we’re as happy in life as we make up our minds to be. ~ Lucille Ball

  5. 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
  6. I would rather regret the things that I have done than the things that I have not. ~ Lucille Ball
  7. A man who correctly guesses a woman`s age may be smart, but he’s not very bright. ~ Lucille Ball
  8. I cured myself of shyness when it finally occurred to me that people didn’t think about me half as much as I gave them credit for. The truth was, nobody gave a damn. Like most teenagers, I was far too self-centered. When I stopped being prisoner to what I worried was others’ opinions of me, I became more confident and free. ~ Lucille Ball
  9. The more things you do, the more things you can do. ~ Lucille Ball

  10. Now get the hell out of here and go change the world. ~ Lucille Ball
  11. Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead. ~ Lucille Ball
  12. If you want something done, ask a busy person to do it. The more things you do,  the more you can do. ~ Lucille Ball
  13. In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by. ~ Lucille Ball
  14. Responsibility is the ability to respond. ~ Lucille Ball
  15. Luck? Luck is hard work – and realizing what is opportunity and what isn’t. ~ Lucille Ball
  16. I’m not funny. What I am is brave. ~ Lucille Ball

  17. Love yourself first and everything falls into line. ~ Lucille Ball
  18. 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
  19. Whether we’re prepared or not, life has a habit of thrusting situations upon us. ~ Lucille Ball
  20. I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done. ~ Lucille Ball
  21. It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy. ~ Lucille Ball

  22. 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. ~ Lucille Ball
  23. Ability is of little account without opportunity. ~ Lucille Ball
  24. 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
  25. Some of the most gifted people I’ve ever met or read about are homosexual. How can you knock it? ~ Lucille Ball
  26. I am not funny. The writers were funny. My directors were funny. The situations were funny… What I am is brave. I have never been scared. Not when I did movies, certainly not when I was a model, and not when I did I Love Lucy. ~ Lucille Ball
  27. It wasn’t love at first sight. It took a full five minutes. ~ Lucille Ball

  28. I am a real ham. I love an audience. I work better with an audience. I am dead, in fact, without one. ~ Lucille Ball
  29. People either have comedy or they don’t. You can’t teach it to them. ~ Lucille Ball
  30. Knowing what you can not do is more important than knowing what you can do. In fact, that’s good taste. ~ Lucille Ball
  31. I don’t suppose that hard work, discipline, and a perfectionist attitude toward my work did me any harm. They are a big part of my makeup today, as any of my co-workers will tell you. And when life seemed unbearable, I learned to live in my imagination and to step inside other people’s skins- indispensable abilities for an actress. ~ Lucille Ball
  32. “Here’s what I advise any young struggling actress today: The important thing is to develop as a woman first, and a performer second. You wouldn’t prostitute yourself to get a part, not if you’re in the right mind. You won’t be happy, whatever you do unless you’re comfortable with your own conscience.” ~ Lucille Ball
  33. Use a make-up table with everything close at hand and don’t rush; otherwise, you’ll look like a patchwork quilt. ~ Lucille Ball

  34. 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
  35. How I Love Lucy was born? We decided that instead of divorce lawyers profiting from our mistakes, we’d profit from them. ~ Lucille Ball
  36. 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, Lucille Ball quotes on luck
  37. 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. ~ Lucille Ball
  38. Children internalize their parents’ unhappiness. Fortunately, they absorb our contentment just as readily. ~ Lucille Ball
  39. I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent. ~ Lucille Ball

  40. 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
  41. 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
  42. Women’s Lib? Oh, I’m afraid it doesn’t interest me one bit. I’ve been so liberated it hurts. ~ Lucille Ball
  43. 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
  44. You see much more of your children once they leave home. ~ Lucille Ball

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