Lucille Désirée Ball was an American model, comedian, actress and producer who became a household name for her self-produced sitcoms such as Life with Lucy, Here's Lucy Comedy Hour, The Lucy Show, The Lucy–Desi and I Love Lucy. She was the first female to own a major television studio. In 1962, The Desilu Production came into being which showcased hit series such as Star Trek and Mission Impossible. During this period, she went back and forth between television and movie industry. She developed a huge following and inspired many women to achieve great heights in various fields of media, entertainment and politics. Her mammoth list of accolades include Primetime Emmy Award, Crystal Award, Golden Globe Cecil B. DeMille Award, the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Kennedy Center Honors and Governors Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. This Television Hall of Famer was also awarded with two stars on the Hollywood Walk of fame (one for television and the other for motion pictures). We have curated some of her notable quotes from her shows, interviews etc. Let us go through some of the memorable quotes from this American celebrity.
I regret the passing of the studio system. I was very appreciative of it because I had no talent.
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.
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'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.
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.