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55 'I Love Lucy' Quotes That Are Just As Funny Now As They Were When It Came Out

Quotes from 'I Love Lucy' show are loved by all.

'I Love Lucy' show was first aired on 15 October 1951 on television.

'I Love Lucy' had become a popular sitcom series with several seasons. This show was later made into a movie in 1953.

The sitcom gained immense public appreciation because of its storyline and has bagged a few awards for the television series. The characters Lucy, Ricky, Fred, Ethel, Fred, played by Lucille Ball, Desi Arnaz, Vivian Vance, and William Frawley are known to be extremely relatable and fun for the television audience. Even today, out of all the seasons, the 'Job Switching' episode from Season 2 of 'I Love Lucy' is considered to be the best one of all the seasons.

Lucille Ball was loved in all the seasons for her beauty and humorous acting which gave her a chance to star with Desi Arnaz in another film directed by Glenn Jordan named 'Lucy' in 2003. Though Ethel, Fred, Ricky, and Lucy were a hit, the show had to be canceled as Desi and Lucille's actual marriage broke and they couldn't work together. But if you are looking for some memorable quotes to revisit this show and amuse yourself, you have come to the right place. Here is a list of some of the most memorable quotes from the show that are still entertaining today. The article includes some quotes from the show like "Lucy, you've got some 'splaining to do!" which Ricky, played by Desi Arnaz, always said to Lucy (played by Lucille Ball).

If you find our work interesting, do check out Andy Bernard Quotes and Andy Griffith Quotes

Funniest 'I Love Lucy' Quotes

Quotes from 'I Love Lucy' are extremely entertaining.

Here are some funny 'I Love Lucy' quotes by Lucille, Vivian Vance, William Frawley, and Desi Arnaz.

1. "Ethel and I have decided that you have married us and not a television set."

- Lucy Ricardo.

2. "I can't help it, eating is my hobby."

- Lucy Ricardo.

3. "Ever since I said 'I do', there are so many things we don't."

- Lucy Ricardo.

4. "Here I am with all this talent bottled up inside of me and you're always sitting on the cork."

- Lucy Ricardo.

5. "Gee, why is it that everything that's wonderful costs money?"

- Lucy Ricardo.

6. "I was going to. But, then I asked myself, ‘Why?'"

- Lucy Ricardo.

7. "You mean to tell us that we have equal rights, but you certainly don’t give us a chance to act like it."

- Lucy Ricardo.

8. "Think harder. We can be nastier than that."

- Lucy Ricardo.

9. "Lucy Ricardo: I want the names to be unique and euphonious.

Ricky Ricardo: Okay. Unique if it's a boy, and Euphonious if it's a girl."

- 'I Love Lucy'.

10. "Ethel Mertz: Gee, this high altitude sure gives me an appetite.

Fred Mertz: What's your excuse at sea level?"

- 'I Love Lucy'.

11. "All I know is Columbus discovered Ohio in 1776."

- Ricky Ricardo.

12. "Ricky: I was clearing out the desk and I found this.

Lucy: Why it's our marriage license... Well, what's the matter? Don't tell me it's expired!"

- 'I Love Lucy'.

13. "Lucy: I'm living on borrowed time. It was only by a very clever ruse that I managed to escape from their apartment.

Police Sergeant: What was that?

Lucy: I pretended to be a chair."

- 'I Love Lucy'.

Inspiring Lucille Ball Quotes About Life

Here are the best quotes by Lucille Ball, the protagonist of the 'I Love Lucy' show.

14. "I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done."

- Lucille.

15. "Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead."

- Lucille.

16. "In life, all good things come hard, but wisdom is the hardest to come by."

- Lucille.

17. "A man who correctly guesses a woman's age may be smart, but he's not very bright."

- Lucille.

18. "The more things you do, the more you can do."

- Lucille.

19. "The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."

- Lucille.

20. "One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn't pay to get discouraged."

- Lucille.

21. "I'm not funny. What I am is brave."

- Lucille.

22. "I think knowing what you cannot do is more important than knowing what you can."

- Lucille.

23. "If you are too sure of yourself, you don't grow. You may feel confident in some things, but other fields come up as a challenge. And if you don't anticipate trouble, you will be in trouble."

- Lucille.

24. "Ability is of little account without opportunity."

- Lucille.

25. "You see much more of your children once they leave home."

- Lucille.

26. "Women's Lib? Oh, I'm afraid it doesn't interest me one bit. I've been so liberated it hurts."

- Lucille.

27. "I don't think you should write a book until you tell the absolute truth. You can't do that until you're 85, and I don't want to live that long."

- Lucille.

28. "People either have comedy or they don't. You can't teach it to them."

- Lucille.

Memorable 'I Love Lucy' Quotes About Friendship

Here are the best 'I Love Lucy' quotes from the sitcom by Lucille - Lucy, William - Fred, Desi - Ricky, Vivian - Ethel, that has made people remember this show through the idea of friendship for life.

29. "Well, whatever happened to that game we used to play before television was invented? It was called 'conversation'."

- Lucy Ricardo.

30. "My mother told me never to talk to strange men... whoever she is."

- Lucy Ricardo

31. "Lucy Ricardo: Ricky, we're revolting.

Ricky Ricardo: No more than usual."

- 'I Love Lucy'.

32. "Ethel Mertz: Ricky and Fred are cut out of the same mold.

Lucy Ricardo: Yeah and they're getting moldier."

- 'I Love Lucy'.

33. "Doctor: I'm the doctor that brought your wife into the world.

Ricky Ricardo: Well I don't know whether to thank you or punch you in the nose."

- 'I Love Lucy'.

34. "Lucy Ricardo: You've got to agree, I'm better than nothing.

Ethel Mertz: There you've got me."

- 'I Love Lucy'.

35.  "Fred Mertz: The test of true friendship does not depend upon buying gifts.

Ethel Mertz: He oughta know. He's been testing his friends for 20 years."

- 'I Love Lucy'.

36. "Ethel Mertz: Do you think they could make a glamour girl out of me?

Lucy Ricardo: Sure, it says right here 'We work miracles'."

- 'I Love Lucy'.

37. "With all that champagne even Ethel might look good."

- Fred Mertz.

38. "Yeah, he's pushing 23 all right. In fact, he's pushed it all the way to 35."

- Lucy Ricardo.

Famous 'I Love Lucy' Quotes

Quotes from 'I Love Lucy' are still remembered fondly.

Every show is made a hit with its famous dialogues. Here are some popular 'I Love Lucy' quotes and sayings by Ethel, Lucy, Fred, Desi, and many other characters.

39. "It's a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy."

- Lucy Ricardo.

40. "Ricky Ricardo: I can't afford it.

Lucy Ricardo: Those must have been the first English words you learned."

- 'I Love Lucy'.

41. "Ricky Ricardo: You two are too nosy!

Lucy Ricardo: We are not nuzzy!"

- 'I Love Lucy'.

42. "Lucy Ricardo: Ricky, wait a minute, let's not watch television tonight.

Ricky Ricardo, Ethel Mertz, Fred Mertz: [Ricky, Fred, and Ethel shout in unison] Not watch television!"

- 'I Love Lucy'.

43. "You look like an ad for a trip around the world."

- Lucy Ricardo.

44. "He's put his foot down so many times, I feel like I'm married to a Cuban centipede."

- Lucy Ricardo.

45. "Lucy Ricardo: What are you? The Cuban television network?

Ricky Ricardo: Yes. CBS. The Cuban Broadcasting System."

- 'I Love Lucy'.

46. "Superman: How long have you been married?

Ricky Ricardo: 15 years.

Superman: And they call me Superman!"

- 'I Love Lucy'.

47. "Ricky Ricardo: Fred, I've got an awful problem on my hands.

Fred Mertz: You should have thought about that before you married her."

- 'I Love Lucy'.

48. "Ricky Ricardo: Why are we whispering?

Lucy Ricardo: If my feet find out this was my idea, they'll kill me."

- 'I Love Lucy'.

49. "Arthur: But... You're a woman.

Lucy Ricardo: Yes, my husband likes me that way."

- 'I Love Lucy'.

50. "I'd like you to meet my second first husband."

- Lucy Ricardo.

51. "Lucy Ricardo: We have to find Sylvia Collins a husband but where?

Ethel Mertz: I'll make the sacrifice she can have mine."

- 'I Love Lucy'.

52. “Fred Mertz: You don't think she's a kleptomaniac, do you?

Ricky Ricardo: No, I think she just steals.”

- 'I Love Lucy'.

53. "Not everybody likes me, but not everybody matters."

- Lucy Ricardo.

54. "Lucy, you've got some 'splaining to do."

- Ricky Ricardo.

55. "No one will ever be as entertained by us as us."

- Lucy Ricardo.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for 'I Love Lucy' quotes then why not take a look at Andy Rooney Quotes or April Ludgate Quotes.

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