Comedian Carol Burnett celebrated her 78th birthday this week. The Texas native is best known for her variety show on CBS, The Carol Burnett Show, which ran for 278 episodes. Interestingly enough, the redhead was always insecure about her appearance, causing her mother to say: “You can always write, no matter what you look like.” Ouch. Even so, we’re glad she stuck with TV!
Here are some of our favorite Carol Burnett quotes over the years:
“Comedy is a tragedy plus time.”
“I think we’re here for each other.”
“Because nobody goes through life without a scar.”
“Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me.”
“Adolescence is just one big walking pimple.”
“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 circumstance.”
Of course, you can learn more about Carol Burnett at Answers.com.