First things first: "Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world."
Don't underestimate a pretty face. After all, Ball started as a model.
And don't overestimate serendipity. "Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it and I'm afraid of people who do. Luck to me is something else: hard work, and realizing what is opportunity and what isn't."
Life is twice as interesting with a partner in crime.
People love people who try. Case in point, Ball's assertion that: "I'm not funny. What I am is brave."
And you'll love yourself more for trying, too. As Ball famously said: "I'd rather regret the things I've done than the things I haven't done."
Kick ass in an arena no one even expects you to be in. As the co-founder of Desilu, Ball became the first woman to run a television studio.
Life is easier once you accept that sometimes, days are just like this.
Be your real self--even if you invented it. One of Lucille's most famous quotes is: "Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead." But she was a natural brunette. :)
PS--if you love Tinseltown legends, check out our Hollywood issue, on sale now. It's full of 'em.
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...and remember, a healthy lifestyle includes skincare