Carol Burnett Quotes

Carol Creighton Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedienne, singer and writer, whose career spans six decades of television. She is best known for her long-running TV variety show, The Carol Burnett Show, originally aired on CBS. She has achieved success on stage, television and film in varying genres including dramatic and comedy roles. She also has appeared on various talk shows and as a panelist on game shows.

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Carol Burnett


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

Carol Burnett


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

Carol Burnett


When you have a dream, you've got to grab it and never let go.

Carol Burnett


I do the 'New York Times' crossword puzzle every morning to keep the old grey matter ticking.

Carol Burnett


I love the writing. I love the idea of typing and seeing it on the computer and printing it out myself and, you know, moving sentences around. I like that.

Carol Burnett


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


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.

Carol Burnett


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.

Carol Burnett


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

Carol Burnett


I think the hardest thing to do in the world, show-business-wise, is write comedy.

Carol Burnett


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.

Carol Burnett


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


I had a good loud voice and I wasn't afraid to be goofy or zany.

Carol Burnett


My childhood was rough, we were poor and my parents were alcoholics, but nobody was mean. I knew I was loved. We were on welfare, but I never felt abandoned or unloved.

Carol Burnett


It's almost impossible to be funnier than the people in Washington.

Carol Burnett