My Favorite Quotes
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 Desi Arnaz - “The thing I remember about New York was how little I felt. I arrived with one small bag and 15.”
 Desi Arnaz - “The success of I Love Lucy is something that happens only once in a lifetime, if you are fortunate enough to have it happen at all.”
 Desi Arnaz - “Since I was very young I have always worked hard at whatever I have had to do.”
 Desi Arnaz - “Nobody bats 500. We all make mistakes.”
 Desi Arnaz - “Lucy is such a perfectionist.”
 Desi Arnaz - “I went to high school with Al Capone.”
 Desi Arnaz - “I learned a lot from Xavier Cugat.”
 Desi Arnaz - “I had started calling her Lucy shortly after we met I didn't like the name Lucille. That's how our television show was called I Love Lucy, not Lucille.”
 Desi Arnaz - “I don't think anyone can tell you what it is that makes you a star.”
 Desi Arnaz - “Good things do not come easy. The road is lined with pitfalls.”
 Desi Arnaz - “Everyone seemed to be doing well except me and my career. And my accent was no helping me any.”
 Desi Arnaz - “Drinking intensifies all your pressures and your needs.”
 Desi Arnaz - “Al Jolson was one of the greatest entertainers who ever lived.”
 Desi Arnaz - “My Latin temper blows up pretty fast, but it goes down just as fast. Maybe that's why you seldom hear of ulcers in Latin America.”
 Desi Arnaz - “I Love Lucy was never just a title”
 Desi Arnaz - “Joe McCarthy and his Senate hearings were like witch-hunts.”
 Desi Arnaz - “I learned a lot in those first years in Miami, while struggling just for survival, by observing my father's fortitude.”
 Desi Arnaz - “Lucy and I would love furiously and fight furiously.”
 Desi Arnaz - “Motion-picture studio floors used to be all wooden and not smooth at all. This was difficult when moving a camera around on a dolly.”
 Desi Arnaz - “When we got married, nobody gave it more than two weeks. There were bets all over the country, with astronomical odds against us.”
 Desi Arnaz - “One of my biggest problems with comedy was that I did not understand some of the jokes.”
 Desi Arnaz - “At times we were criticized for doing too much slapstick. I don't believe in mild comedy, and neither does Lucy.”
 Desi Arnaz - “An actor who is good at comedy can also be very good at drama, but not necessarily vice versa.”
 Desi Arnaz - “Making a television show is not like making Coca-Cola or Bacardi rum. The human element in our business prevents us from finding a successful formula every time.”
 Desi Arnaz - “Failure is the most terrible thing in our business. When we fail, the whole world knows about it.”

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