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Desi Arnaz Quotes and Sayings

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Since I was very young I have always worked hard at
whatever I have had to do.
- Desi Arnaz

Drinking intensifies all your pressures and your needs.
- Desi Arnaz

Nobody bats 500.
We all make mistakes.
- Desi Arnaz

An actor who is good at comedy can also be very good at drama,
but not necessarily vice versa.
- Desi Arnaz

 

I learned a lot from Xavier Cugat.
- Desi Arnaz

The thing I remember about New York was how little I felt.
I arrived with one small bag and $15.
- Desi Arnaz

A single prop that does not look real to an audience can louse you up.
The same is true of the smallest flaw in setting up
the motivation in a story line.
- Desi Arnaz

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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 don't think anyone can tell you what it is that makes you a star.
- Desi Arnaz

Lucy is such a perfectionist.
- Desi Arnaz

The way the Army does things is sometimes a little strange.
- 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

At times we were criticized for doing too much slapstick.
I don't believe in mild comedy, and neither does Lucy.
- Desi Arnaz

Al Jolson was one of the greatest entertainers who ever lived.
- Desi Arnaz

Lucy and I would love furiously and fight furiously.
- Desi Arnaz

Everyone seemed to be doing well except me and my career.
And my accent was no helping me any.
- Desi Arnaz

I went to high school with Al Capone.
- Desi Arnaz

One of my biggest problems with comedy was that I did
not understand some of the jokes.
- Desi Arnaz

An audience is so important.
I would never have had the guts to dub in that big a laugh.
- Desi Arnaz

Failure is the most terrible thing in our business.
When we fail, the whole world knows about it.
- Desi Arnaz

Good things do not come easy.
The road is lined with pitfalls.
- 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 learned a lot in those first years in Miami,
while struggling just for survival, by observing my father's fortitude.
- 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

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

American people have the ability to laugh at themselves.
It is one of the things that makes this country the
great country that it is.
- Desi Arnaz

Joe McCarthy and his Senate hearings were like witch-hunts.
- Desi Arnaz

It had long since come to my attention
that people of accomplishment
rarely sat back and let things happen to them.
They went out and happened to things.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Since you get more joy out of giving joy to others,
you should put a good deal of thought
into the happiness that you are able to give.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

Since you are the one who has to live with your choices,
be sure they are your own.
- Alan Cohen

Since it is not granted to us to live long,
let us transmit to posterity some memorial that we have at least lived.
- E. Joseph Cossman

Friendship is a thing most necessary to life,
since without friends no one would choose to live,
though possessed of all other advantages.
- Aristotle

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens
we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
- Andre Gide

We cannot despair of humanity,
since we ourselves are human beings.
- Albert Einstein

I haven't eaten at a McDonald's since I became President.
- William J. Clinton

I've had two proposals since I've been a widow.
I am a wonderful catch, you know.
I have a lot of money.
- Ruth Rendell

It was an honor and privilege to arrive to this country
16 years ago with almost no money in my pocket.
A lot has happened since then.
- Antonio Banderas

I concentrate on exercises from the waist down,
since that is the laziest part of a woman's body.
- Tina Louise

Since I travel so much, it's always great to be home.
There's nothing like getting to raid my own refrigerator at two in the morning.
- Amy Grant

Be not angry that you cannot make others as you wish them to be,
since you cannot make yourself as you wish to be.
- Thomas Kempis

I've never really had a hobby, unless you count art,
which the IRS once told me I had to declare as a hobby
since I hadn't made money with it.
- Laurie Anderson

This life is worth living, we can say,
since it is what we make it.
- William James

I guess I was a mom so late in life,
my daughter was the greatest thing since sliced bread.
- Candice Bergen

The Internet is the most important single development
in the history of human communication since the invention of call waiting.
- Dave Barry

Since there is nothing so well worth having as friends,
never lose a chance to make them.
- Francesco Guicciardini

It seems a long time since the morning mail could be called correspondence.
- Jacques Barzun

I happen to think that computers are the most important
thing to happen to musicians since the invention of
cat-gut which was a long time ago.
- Robert Moog

He who joyfully marches in rank and file
has already earned my contempt.
He has been given a large brain by mistake,
since for him the spinal cord would suffice.
- Albert Einstein

We have been travelling through a cloud.
The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
- Black Kettle

Ohio claims they are due a president as they haven't had one since Taft.
Look at the United States, they have not had one since Lincoln.
- Will Rogers

Since new developments are
the products of a creative mind,
we must therefore stimulate and encourage
that type of mind in every way possible.
- George Washington Carver

Since love grows within you, so beauty grows.
For love is the beauty of the soul.
- Saint Augustine

Since the day of my birth, my death began its walk.
It is walking toward me, without hurrying.
- Jean Cocteau

Hollywood grew to be the most flourishing factory of
popular mythology since the Greeks.
- Alistair Cooke

We've killed a million Iraqis since the start of the Gulf war -
mostly by blocking humanitarian aid.
- Woody Harrelson

My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7.
- David Beckham

It is hardly surprising that women concentrate on the
way they look instead of what is in their minds since
not much has been put in their minds to begin with.
- Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Since I'm allergic to various things,
the army wouldn't accept me during the war,
and I got into the Office of War Information,
which sent music to Europe.
- Elliott Carter

Well, Eminem, you know, I know him longer.
Ive been signed to his label since 2001 and he's a good friend.
- Obie Trice

I really enjoy singing and I really enjoy acting,
but singing I've been doing since I was really young.
- Lindsay Lohan

That strange feeling we had in the war.
Have you found anything in your lives since to equal
it in strength? A sort of splendid carelessness it was,
holding us together.
- Noel Coward

Every act you have ever performed since the day you
were born was performed because you wanted something.
- Andrew Carnegie

First of all it must be known who the God of heaven is,
since upon that all the other things depend.
- Emanuel Swedenborg

Since the end of the nineteenth century,
if not earlier, presidents have misled the public about
their motives and their intentions in going to war.
- Robert Higgs

I'm an adaptable nomad.
I love Paris, I've been living in Los Angeles and New York since 1990.
I love London, too.
My roots are inside of me.
- Julie Delpy

Well, since I produce and pay for my own albums,
it is the ultimate freedom.
- George Duke

In an approximate way, the logic of commons has been
understood for a long time,
perhaps since the discovery of agriculture or the invention
of private property in real estate.
- Garrett Hardin

Since I have fair skin, I have to stay out of the sun.
I can't stand the sun.
I dyed my hair red for a while during the 1990s but
I'm actually a natural blonde.
- Nicole Kidman

This time at Birmingham turned me into a general biologist,
and ever since then I have always tried to take a biological
approach to any research project that I have undertaken.
- Paul Nurse

Since change is constant, you wonder if people crave
death because it's the only way they can get anything really finished.
- Chuck Palahniuk

In America everybody is of the opinion that he has no social superiors,
since all men are equal, but he does not admit that
he has no social inferiors,
for, from the time of Jefferson onward,
the doctrine that all men are equal applies only upwards,
not downwards.
- Bertrand Russell


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