Desi Arnaz

Desi Arnaz


Author Profession: US Actor
Born: March 02, 1917
Died: December 02, 1986
Birth Sign: Pisces


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

Lucy and I would love furiously and fight furiously.

Nobody bats 500. We all make mistakes.

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

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

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.

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.

Lucy is such a perfectionist.

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

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

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

Drinking intensifies all your pressures and your needs.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. John Lennon

The difference between a hero and a coward is one step sideways. Gene Hackman

I really am happy that I met my agency and my management company, because they see me as a person and not just a Latin woman. Daniella Alonso

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