Desi Arnaz Quotes

Quotes : 27

English

Time


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.

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

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.

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

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

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

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

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

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

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

Drinking intensifies all your pressures and your needs.

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

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

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

When we got married, nobody gave it more than two weeks. There were bets all over the country, with astronomical odds against us.

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

I went to high school with Al Capone.

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

I learned a lot from Xavier Cugat.

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

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

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

Lucy and I would love furiously and fight furiously.

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

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.

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

I learned a lot in those first years in Miami, while struggling just for survival, by observing my father's fortitude.

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

Nobody bats 500. We all make mistakes.

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

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

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

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

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

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.

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

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

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

I had started calling her Lucy shortly after we met

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

Lucy is such a perfectionist.

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

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

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

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.

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

Good things do not come easy. The road is lined with pitfalls.

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

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

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

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

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

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

By : Desi Arnaz

    View

-->