In this article you will find the top 25 Carol Burnett life quotes that will surely change your way of thinking. But, before starting, let’s see who is Carol Burnett.
Who is Carol Burnett?
After a difficult childhood (her parents were alcoholics), she moved from a very young age with her grandmother to Los Angeles, where she began performing in the 1950s in nightclubs in New York after studying in California. In a few years she arrived at the theater, enjoying success on Broadway back in 1959 with “Once Upon a Mattress”. She made his TV debut appearing in the following three years at “The Garry Moore Show”. In 1962 she won her first Emmy.
From 1955 to 1962 she was married with actor Don Saroyan. In 1963 she joined her producer Joe Hamilton. From this couple were born three daughters (Carrie, Jody and Erin).
Top 25 Carol Burnett Inspiring Quotes
1. When you have a dream, you’ve got to grab it and never let go. – Carol Burnett
2. If someone tells you that you cannot do something and you believe it, they are right. – Carol Burnett
3. No one ever said life was fair. Just Eventful. – Carol Burnett
4. You have to go through the falling down in order to learn to walk. It helps to know that you can survive it. That’s an education in itself. – Carol Burnett
5. I had a good loud voice and I wasn’t afraid to be goofy or zany. – Carol Burnett
6. Comedy is tragedy plus time. – Carol Burnett
7. If you want to know the feeling [of labor pain], just take your bottom lip and pull it over your head. – Carol Burnett
8. We don’t stop going to school when we graduate. – Carol Burnett
9. Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own. – Carol Burnett
10. If you see a kid in school, who is a little shy … that’s when you should reach out. When you do, you are going to open up a flower and discover something wonderful. – Carol Burnett
11. But I didn’t ask to have somebody nose around in my private life. I didn’t even ask to be famous. All I asked was to be able to earn a living making people laugh. – Carol Burnett
12. I couldn’t get the laughter out of my head. It wasn’t career. It wasn’t even a choice. It was a calling. – Carol Burnett
13. I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from the things that don’t work out, that’s when I’ve really learned. – Carol Burnett
14. The audience is never wrong. – Carol Burnett
15. When someone who is known for being comedic does something straight, it’s always “a big breakthrough” or a “radical departure.” Why is is no one ever says that if a straight actor does comedy? Are they presuming comedy is easier? – Carol Burnett
16. I wish my mother had left me something about how she felt growing up. I wish my grandmother had done the same. I wanted my girls to know me. – Carol Burnett
17. No matter what, when you major in theater arts whether you want to write or be a director or design scenery or whatever, when you are a freshman at UCLA then – I guess it’s still the same way – you had to take an acting class. – Carol Burnett
18. My interesting diet tips are eat early and don’t nosh between meals. I mean, I can pack it away. – Carol Burnett
19. I don’t have false teeth. Do you think I’d buy teeth like these? – Carol Burnett
20. I never regretted turning down anything, I never regretted losing a job because I always felt something else was out there. – Carol Burnett
21. I’m glad I was born when I was. My time was the golden age of variety. If I were starting out again now, maybe things would happen for me, but it certainly would not be on a variety show with 28 musicians, 12 dancers, two major guest stars, 50 costumes a week by Bob Mackie – the networks just wouldn’t spend the money today. – Carol Burnett
22. People invite me to dinner not because I can cook, but because I like to clean up. I get immediate gratification from windex. Yes, I do windows. – Carol Burnett
23. Originally, I came from Texas, and we lived on – I guess you’d call it welfare, what we called relief. – Carol Burnett
24. In ’57, I got a job at the Blue Angel nightclub, and a gentleman named Ken Welch wrote all my material for me. I lived at a place called the Rehearsal Club that was actually the basis for a play called Stage Door. – Carol Burnett
25. I always preferred working with somebody so I could look into their eyeballs and play tennis. – Carol Burnett