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Carol Burnett Quotes





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Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.
 

Because nobody goes through life without a scar.
 

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.
 

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.
 

Celebrity was a long time in coming; it will go away. Everything goes away.
 

Comedy is tragedy - plus time.
[Events]
 

Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.
 

I don't eat much meat, fish, or poultry.
 

I don't have false teeth. Do you think I'd buy teeth like these?
 

I have always grown from my problems and challenges, from the things that don't work out. That's when I've really learned.
[Adversity]
 

I liked myself better when I wasn't me.
 

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.
 

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.
 

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.
[Acts]
 

My grandmother and I followed my mother here, to a house a block north of Hollywood Boulevard but a million miles away from Hollywood, if you know what I mean. We would hang out behind the ropes and look at the movie stars arriving at the premieres.
 

My grandmother and I saw an average of eight movies a week, double features, second run.
 

My interesting diet tips are eat early and don't noah between meals. I mean, I can pack it away.
 

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.
 

Originally, I came from Texas, and we lived on - I guess you'd call it welfare, what we called relief.
 

We don't stop going to school when we graduate.
 


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