Desi Arnaz - Quotes

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Nobody bats 500. We all make mistakes.

Nobody bats 500. We all make mistakes.

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

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

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

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

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

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

Drinking intensifies all your pressures and your needs. ---->>>

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

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. ---->>>

Lucy is such a perfectionist.

Lucy is such a perfectionist.

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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. ---->>>

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

Lucy and I would love furiously and fight furiously. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

I went to high school with Al Capone. ---->>>

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

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

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

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

I learned a lot from Xavier Cugat. ---->>>

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

Biography

Nationality: American
Born: 03-02, 1917
Birthplace: Santiago de Cuba, Cuba
Die: 12-02, 1986
Occupation: Actor
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Desiderio Alberto Arnaz y de Acha III (March 2, 1917 – December 2, 1986), better known as Desi Arnaz or Desi Arnaz, Sr., was a Cuban-born American actor, musician, and television producer. He is best remembered for his role as Ricky Ricardo on the American television series sitcom I Love Lucy. He co-starred on that show with Lucille Ball, to whom he was married at the time (wikipedia)