Everyone seemed to be doing well except me and my career. And my accent was no helping me any.
American people have the ability to laugh at themselves. It is one of the things that makes this country the great country that it is.
Good things do not come easy. The road is lined with pitfalls.
An actor who is good at comedy can also be very good at drama, but not necessarily vice versa.
If you don't know what to do, don't do anything.
Making a television show is not like making Coca-Cola or Bacardi rum. The human element in our business prevents us from finding a successful formula every time.
I don't think anyone can tell you what it is that makes you a star.
Since I was very young I have always worked hard at whatever I have had to do.
One of my biggest problems with comedy was that I did not understand some of the jokes.
Real intellectuals like to escape once in a while from their world of intellect.
My Latin temper blows up pretty fast, but it goes down just as fast. Maybe that's why you seldom hear of ulcers in Latin America.
I could have stayed home and been kept by my wife.
It's really amazing that two people from such different backgrounds and geographical origins ever got together. That was perhaps part of the attraction.
Drinking intensifies all your pressures and your needs.
I learned a lot in those first years in Miami, while struggling just for survival, by observing my father's fortitude.
The custom of my grandfather's day is still going strong in Latin America. American girls do not seem to understand it.
In 1934 there were very few Cubans in Miami.
An audience is so important. I would never have had the guts to dub in that big a laugh.
The thing I remember about New York was how little I felt. I arrived with one small bag and $15.
I didn't know anything about acting, much less about acting in a comedy.
The success of I Love Lucy is something that happens only once in a lifetime, if you are fortunate enough to have it happen at all.
It was easy for viewers to identify with our show. The characters were believable.
Joe McCarthy and his Senate hearings were like witch-hunts.
The Spanish and Cuban people have the same kind of wakes the Irish do. They go on for two or three days and drink a lot of booze and eat a lot of food.
Al Jolson was one of the greatest entertainers who ever lived.
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