Lucille Ball: “I cured myself of shyness”

Lucille Ball in Lured

“I cured myself of shyness when it finally occurred to me that people didn’t think about me half as much as I gave them credit for. The truth was, nobody gave a damn. Like most teenagers, I was far too self-centered. When I stopped being prisoner to what I worried was others’ opinions of me, I became more confident and free.”

– Lucille Ball

Photograph is of Lucille from the movie Lured.


Albert Einstein: “I would want to know why he started the universe”

Albert Einstein

“I once thought that if I could ask God one question, I would ask how the universe began, because once I knew that, all the rest is simply equations. But as I got older I became less concerned with how the universe began. Rather, I would want to know why he started the universe. For once I knew that answer, then I would know the purpose of my own life.”

– Albert Einstein


B.B. King: “I think I’ve done the best I could have done.”

B.B. King, 1948

“I think I’ve done the best I could have done. But I keep wanting to play better, go further. There are so many sounds I still want to make, so many things I haven’t yet done. When I was younger I thought maybe I’d reached that peak. But I’m 86 now, and if I make it through to next month, I’ll be 87. And now I know it can never be perfect, it can never be exactly what it should be, so you got to keep going further, getting better.”

– B.B King, who was known as “The King of the Blues.” B.B. was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1987 and is one of the most important blues musicians ever.

Note: photo of B.B. King is from 1948

Sources: https://bit.ly/2NNWwBu, The Life of Riley, B.B. King on Wikipedia