Quotes by Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett

Carol Burnett

American actress, comedian, singer, and writer

Alive from: 1933-

Category: Music | Comedians and humor | Movie | Media | Writers (Contemporary)

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    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.
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    But I don't begrudge anybody, because I know how hard it is to have that dream and to make it happen, whether or not it's just to put a roof over your head and food on the table.
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    Comedy is a tragedy plus time.
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    Everybody I know who is funny, it's in them. You can teach timing, or some people are able to tell a joke, though I don't like to tell jokes. But I think you have to be born with a sense of humor and a sense of timing.
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    Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.
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    I think we're here for each other.
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    If you want to know the feeling, just take your bottom lip and pull it over your head.
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    It costs a lot to sue a magazine, and it's too bad that we don't have a system where the losing team has to pay the winning team's lawyers.
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    It's also selfish because it makes you feel good when you help others. I've been helped by acts of kindness from strangers. That's why we're here, after all, to help others.
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    Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
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    Originally, I came from Texas, and we lived on - I guess you'd call it welfare, what we called relief.
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    People invite me to dinner not because I cook, but because I like to clean up. I get immediate gratification from Windex. Yes, I do windows.
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    Well, I don't know how astute I am, but I did want to be a journalist when I was growing up.
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    When someone who is known for being comedic does something straight, it' s always 'a big breakthrough' or a 'radical departure.' Why is it no one ever says that if a straight actor does comedy? Are they presuming comedy is easier?
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    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.
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