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

— Carol Burnett

The most inspiring Carol Burnett quotes that will transform you to a better person

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

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Before you go to bed, write down three 'gratefuls' for the day and three 'did wells' (they can even include something as simple as doing the laundry)-the results can be amazing!

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If someone tells you that you cannot do something and you believe it, they are right.

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Carol Burnett quote Only I can change my life. No one can do

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

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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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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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Comedy is a tragedy plus time.

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No one ever said life was fair. Just Eventful.

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

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

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

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If you want to know the feeling [of labor pain], just take your bottom lip and pull it over your head.

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Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.

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About Carol Burnett

Quotes 123 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Actress
Birthday April 26, 1933

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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Because nobody goes through life without a scar.

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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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The audience is never wrong.

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

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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.

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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.

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I think we're here for each other.

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

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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 is no one ever says that if a straight actor does comedy? Are they presuming comedy is easier?

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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.

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

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

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I always had a weak chin because we couldn't afford to correct my bite, which could have been corrected with braces. So the chin was always weak. And I always was - kind of hated my profile. And I thought wouldn't it be nice someday to feel the rain on your chin without having to look up.

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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.

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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.

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

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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.

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I never regretted turning down anything, I never regretted losing a job because I always felt something else was out there.

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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.

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I have a great memory.

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

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I liked myself better when I wasn't me.

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Have you noticed that all you need to grow healthy, vigorous grass is a crack in your sidewalk? Having a baby is like taking your lower lip and forcing it over your head.

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I was kind of shy as a kid. I was a pretty good student. I was a wallflower, or nerd, if you will.

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

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I always felt that I was more of an actress than a - I can't tell a joke to save my soul, but that I was a comedic actress.

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there were times when I was more at home in front of millions of people than I was at home.

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I love to write. I have always loved writing. That was my first love.

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I'm like your mother, your sister, whatever.

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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.

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I love Maya Rudolph. She's very multitalented herself.

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I wanted to be on Broadway, but in musical comedy.

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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.

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My first book was an open letter to my three daughters.

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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.

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Comedy = tragedy + time.

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