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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.
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Al Jolson was one of the greatest entertainers who ever lived.
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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.
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An actor who is good at comedy can also be very good at drama, but not necessarily vice versa.
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An audience is so important. I would never have had the guts to dub in that big a laugh.
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At times we were criticized for doing too much slapstick. I don't believe in mild comedy, and neither does Lucy.
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Drinking intensifies all your pressures and your needs.
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Everyone seemed to be doing well except me and my career. And my accent was no helping me any.
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Failure is the most terrible thing in our business. When we fail, the whole world knows about it.
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Good things do not come easy. The road is lined with pitfalls.
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I could have stayed home and been kept by my wife.
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I didn't know anything about acting, much less about acting in a comedy.
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I don't think anyone can tell you what it is that makes you a star.
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I had always been a drinking man. Lucy knew that.
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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.
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I learned a lot from Xavier Cugat.
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I learned a lot in those first years in Miami, while struggling just for survival, by observing my father's fortitude.
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I received my Greetings from Uncle Sam in May 1943. I applied for the Air Force.
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I think one of the problems was that we were both working too hard and were together too much-all day and all night.
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I was a young guy in his first big hit on Broadway, enjoying every minute of life and drinking everything that was sweet to drink.
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I was about to drive through the gate of one of the most famous motion-picture studios in the world. I had to pinch myself to believe it.
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I was an only child, but I did have a hell of a lot of cousins.
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I was the only male of the Arnaz family in my generation.
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I went to high school with Al Capone.
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In 1934 there were very few Cubans in Miami.
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It became a ritual that at each of our anniversaries I sang a song and sent her red and white carnations.
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It was easy for viewers to identify with our show. The characters were believable.
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It's really amazing that two people from such different backgrounds and geographical origins ever got together. That was perhaps part of the attraction.
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Joe McCarthy and his Senate hearings were like witch-hunts.
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Long separations always brought Lucy and me much unhappiness, even before we were married.
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Lucy and I both voted for General Eisenhower in 1952.
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Lucy and I would love furiously and fight furiously.
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Lucy had always taken care of her family, until she married.
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Lucy is such a perfectionist.
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Lucy wanted me to be a little better, to show no faults at all. I don't think a man can change that late in life.
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Lucy's ancestors are Irish, Scottish, and French. Mine are Spanish, Irish, and French, with a touch of Cuban.
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Lucy's film career was doing very well, while the film capital of the world didn't seem to be interested in me at all.
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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.
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Mother came to New York to keep house for me.
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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.
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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.
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No one could ever argue with me about people in show business being kind of nice.
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Nobody bats 500. We all make mistakes.
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One of my biggest problems with comedy was that I did not understand some of the jokes.
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Playing Ricky was the least of my problems. After a while I could have phoned Ricky in.
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Real intellectuals like to escape once in a while from their world of intellect.
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Since I was very young I have always worked hard at whatever I have had to do.
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The custom of my grandfather's day is still going strong in Latin America. American girls do not seem to understand it.
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The Man upstairs is always there, and all of us need His help.
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The more we fought, the less sex we had, the more seeking others, the more jealousy, the more separations, the more drinking.
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The Spanish and Cuban people have the same kind of wakes the Irish do. They go on for two or three days and drink a lot of booze and eat a lot of food.
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The straw hat is the typical hat Cubans use. It's cool and keeps the sun away from your face.
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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.
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The thing I remember about New York was how little I felt. I arrived with one small bag and $15.
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The way the Army does things is sometimes a little strange.
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Underwater swimming was no problem. We used to stay under for at least 2 minutes.
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Van Johnson was one of the chorus boys who was brought out to do a picture. He was a star. The audience made Van a star.
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Vivian and Bill could always break me up.
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We did have some rules from the beginning: basic good taste, moral values, never do a joke that would in any way offend even a small segment of our viewers.
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We had played the top nightclub in Hollywood and the top nightclub in New York. You could not have asked for a better entrance into the big time of show business.
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We were doing everything humanly possible to have a child.
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When I get in the sun I get very tanned. You can't tell me from the native fishermen in Hawaii or Mexico.
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When we got married, nobody gave it more than two weeks. There were bets all over the country, with astronomical odds against us.
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