"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."
"Everyone will be famous for 15 minutes."Carol Burnett on Andy Warhol
"I have no use for people who throw their weight around as celebrities, or for those who fawn over you just because you are famous."Carol Burnett on Walt Disney
"What a heavy burden is a name that has become too famous."Carol Burnett on Voltaire
"We all want to be famous people, and the moment we want to be something we are no longer free."Carol Burnett on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"Famous, adj.: Conspicuously miserable."Carol Burnett on Ambrose Bierce
"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."
"Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me."
"Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own."
"My interesting diet tips are eat early and don't nosh between meals. I mean, I can pack it away."
"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."