"I am a real ham. I love an audience. I work better with an audience. I am dead, in fact, without one."
"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."Lucille Ball on Confucius
"All labor that uplifts humanity has dignity and importance and should be undertaken with painstaking excellence."Lucille Ball on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work."Lucille Ball on Thomas A. Edison
"By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day."Lucille Ball on Robert Frost
"Nothing will work unless you do."Lucille Ball on Maya Angelou
"The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."
"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 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."
"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."
"You see much more of your children once they leave home."