I Love Lucy Quotes from the
TV Show and Lucille Ball

I Love Lucy quotes chronicle the career of the hilarious and vivacious comedienne, Lucille Ball, who was successful on t.v., in the movies and on radio. Her television show I Love Lucy which made her famous, was on the air from 1951-1957. 

Her husband on the show, Desi Arnaz, was her hubby in real life, the father of their two children and the show's producer. Everybody knows him for the lines he used when coming home from work, "Lucy, I'm home!" and whenever she was in trouble, "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do." Lucille Ball's later television shows, Here's Lucy and The Lucy Show were popular, but not nearly as successful or memorable as the one that made her famous.

Below are quotes both from the woman, Lucille Ball and from her television show. Although Lucy on the I Love Lucy Show was scatterbrained and a little dumb, Lucille Ball was brilliant.

The secret of staying young is to live
honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.

I Love Lucy Quotes

I'm not funny ... I'm just brave.

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.

A man who correctly guesses a woman's age
may be smart, but he's not very bright.

Lucy is pretending she has amnesia and realizes
mid-sentence that she goofed up:

Lucy: My mother told me never to talk to strange
men ... whoever she is.

Lucy: We have to find Sylvia Collins a husband,
but where?
Ethel: I'll make the sacrifice. She can have mine.

Ricky: Lucy, I'm home!

I Love Lucy Quotes

Ethel: What are you writing about?
Lucy: I'm writing about things I know.
Ethel: That won't be a novel. That will
be a short story.

Ricky: Why are we whispering?
Lucy: If my feet find out this was my
idea, they'll kill me.

Ricky: We've got to use our brains.
Lucy: Well, let's see ..
Ricky: You stay out of this.

Ethel: All Fred's taste is in his mouth.

Ricky: How do you spell 'sperience?
Lucy: E-x-p
Ricky: E-x? You're kidding?

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