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Motivational Carol Burnett Quotes and Sayings

Carol Burnett Quotes:- Carol Burnett (born April 26, 1933) is an American actress, comedian, singer, and writer, whose career spans seven decades of television. She is best known for her groundbreaking comedy variety show, The Carol Burnett Show, originally aired on CBS.

It was the first of its kind to be hosted by a woman. She has achieved success on stage, television, and film in varying genres including dramatic and comedic roles. She has also appeared on various talk shows and as a panelist on game shows.

Inspirational Carol Burnett Quotes

“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

Inspirational Carol Burnett Quotes

“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.”-“-Carol Burnett


“When things are a disappointment, try not to be so discouraged.”-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


“We don’t stop going to school when we graduate.”-Carol Burnett


“Funny is funny. I dare anyone to look at Tim Conway and Harvey Korman doing the dentist sketch, which is more than 40 years old, and not screams with laughter.”-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


60+ Notable Quotes By Carol Burnett


“Words, once they are printed, have a life of their own.”-Carol Burnett


“My preference is for people who can do sketch comedy or situational comedy, where it’s not a joke, but it’s telling a story.”-Carol Burnett


“Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.”-Carol Burnett


“I had a good loud voice and I wasn’t afraid to be goofy or zany.”-Carol Burnett


“Just scream! You vent, and the body just feels good after a good old yell.”-Carol Burnett


“It’s almost impossible to be funnier than the people in Washington.”-Carol Burnett

“We all get where we’re going by circuitous journeys, and some of the setbacks are warranted.”-Carol Burnett


“Kristin Wiig I think is brilliant.”-Carol Burnett


“I’m into ‘House of Cards.’ ‘Breaking Bad’ – my God, did I binge on that!”-Carol Burnett


“I liked myself better when I wasn’t me.”-Carol Burnett


“I’ve always been able to recount things, and I have a really good memory about dialog and what people have said before and this and that.”-Carol Burnett


 Carol Burnett Quotes About Childhood


“It all happened the way it was supposed to. I wouldn’t change anything. I had such a great run.”-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


“On the good days, my mother would haul out the ukulele and we’d sit around the kitchen table – it was a cardboard table with a linoleum top – and sing.”-Carol Burnett

“I loved doing ‘The Family’ with Eunice and Mama. They were very interesting because there were no jokes written into those sketches. It was all character-driven. And sometimes it got a little heavy.”-Carol Burnett


“I never regretted turning down anything, I never regretted losing a job because I always felt something else was out there.”-Carol Burnett


“Well, I don’t know how astute I am, but I did want to be a journalist when I was growing up.”-Carol Burnett


“I’m so happy with what has happened in my life.”-Carol Burnett


“You have to really want it, and don’t take it personally if you don’t get a job. Because sometimes you’re not the type. And sometimes it’s somebody else’s turn.”-Carol Burnett


“I was once asked to do my Tarzan yell at Bergdorf Goodman, and a guard burst in with a gun! Now I only do it under controlled circumstances.”-Carol Burnett


“I think the reason I was successful in that I was never cynical.”-Carol Burnett


Famous Carol Burnett Quotes About Dream


“Because nobody goes through life without a scar.”-Carol Burnett


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


“I had it in my contract with CBS, a very weird clause that was never written before and certainly not since, that if I wanted to do a variety show within the first five years of the contract, CBS would have to put it on for 30 shows.”-Carol Burnett


“I had always been quiet and studious in school. I was the high school editor of the newspaper.”-Carol Burnett


“I don’t have false teeth. Do you think I’d buy teeth like these?”-Carol Burnett


“Comedy is a tragedy – plus time.”-Carol Burnett


“I do the ‘New York Times’ crossword puzzle every morning to keep the old grey matter ticking.”-Carol Burnett


“I didn’t really get comfortable until I got to UCLA, and I had to take an acting course because I was studying theater arts.”-Carol Burnett


“Ask anyone who’s successful how they got there, you’re going to hear a different story.”-Carol Burnett


Latest Quotes by Carol Burnett


“I was raised going to the movies with my grandmother as a kid. And then I’d come home, and my best friend and I would act out the films that we saw.”-Carol Burnett


“I wanted to be on Broadway but in musical comedy.”-Carol Burnett


“Giving birth is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.”-Carol Burnett


“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.”-Carol Burnett


“You know, one wonderful thing that came out of my Enquirer experience is that, in my case, it was ruled tabloids are magazines. Which means they didn’t have the protection that a newspaper has.”-Carol Burnett


“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


“If I go to a party, I’m not one to be the funniest person in the room at all.”-Carol Burnett


“I do think there are some great female comics: Tina Fey, Amy Poehler, Kristen Wiig, Maya Rudolph. They’re the whole ball of wax.”-Carol Burnett


“Edgy is fine – I’m not a prude by any stretch of the imagination – but what’s wrong with a good old’ belly laugh? I miss that.”-Carol Burnett


“When I went to New York to try and make it, I never thought it wouldn’t happen.”-Carol Burnett


Best Carol Burnett Quotes About New York


“I can’t tell a joke to save my soul. It’s just not my thing, though I love to listen to jokes.”-Carol Burnett


“I love Maya Rudolph. She’s very multitalented herself.”-Carol Burnett


“Jimmy Stewart and Lucille Ball were so unique.”-Carol Burnett


“My grandmother and I saw an average of eight movies a week, double features, second run.”-Carol Burnett


“I don’t eat much meat, fish, or poultry.”-Carol Burnett


“I have a great memory.”-Carol Burnett


“I very much enjoyed doing ‘Law & Order,’ playing a killer – that was fun, and they had a family feel around the set, so it was a happy show to do even though the subject matter was quite the opposite.”-Carol Burnett


“I’m hooked on Glenn Close in ‘Damages.”-Carol Burnett


“I prefer doing TV, where it can be different every time.”-Carol Burnett


“My first book was an open letter to my three daughters.”-Carol Burnett


20 Notable Quotes By Carol Burnett 


“I’m like your mother, your sister, whatever.”-Carol Burnett


“My favorite comedian, of course, is Tim Conway. He has a way about him – being that belly-laugh kind of funny, and he has the improvisational skills, too. I’ve never seen anybody better.”-Carol Burnett


“I’m really not that funny in real life! But I am the best audience one could find. I love to laugh.”-Carol Burnett


“I struggled for a while, but when I was cast in an Off-Broadway show called ‘Once Upon a Mattress,’ that kind of put me on the map.”-Carol Burnett


“When I left ‘The Garry Moore Show,’ I signed a 10-year contract with CBS.”-Carol Burnett


“I am not a person who yells at all, but I realized that I have always felt so good after doing the Tarzan yell, after doing Charo, or screaming as Eunice.”-Carol Burnett


“Steve Martin in ‘All of Me,’ when he did that whole thing where he was possessed by the spirit in his body? It was brilliant.”-Carol Burnett


“I loved the Kennedy Center Honors because you just sit there, smile, wave, and cry.”-Carol Burnett


“I am not a joke-teller. Stand-up, I couldn’t do.”-Carol Burnett


“I was very entertained by Betty Grable and Judy Garland.”-Carol Burnett


“I’ve always been optimistic. And I have a feeling that it happened because of going to all those movies with my grandmother in the ’40s because there was no cynicism.”-Carol Burnett


“I don’t watch sitcoms. I really don’t. My problem with them is they take so long to film them that there’s no spontaneity. I want to see that.”-Carol Burnett