Quotes by Carol Burnett
- Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.
- But I didn't ask to have somebody nose around in my private life. I didn't even ask to be famous. All I asked was to be able to earn a living making people laugh.
- But I don't begrudge anybody, because I know how hard it is to have that dream and to make it happen, whether or not it's just to put a roof over your head and food on the table.
- I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up. I wish my grandmother had done the same. I wanted my girls to know me.
- I'm glad I was born when I was. My time was the golden age of variety. If I were starting out again now, maybe things would happen for me, but it certainly would not be on a variety show with 28 musicians, 12 dancers, two major guest stars, 50 costumes a week by Bob Mackie. The networks just wouldn't spend the money today.
- It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it's too bad that we don't have a system where the losing team has to pay the winning team's lawyers.
- My grandmother and I saw an average of eight movies a week, double features, second run.
- My interesting diet tips are eat early and don't nosh between meals. I mean, I can pack it away.
- Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
- We don't stop going to school when we graduate.
- Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.
- You have to go through the falling down in order to learn to walk. It helps to know that you can survive it. That's an education in itself.