I would say that Lucy, 'I Love Lucy,' she was my idol.

We were married in the south of France because Gene loved France. If he could have been born French, he would have been - that was his dream.

I grew up in front of a television. I guess I'll grow old inside of one.

In our show we know, if we're not getting a response, you see it in our face... we either do something to get a laugh, or the audience is in on it with us.

Fame changes a lot of things, but it can't change a lightbulb.

When Gene makes a movie, the people who work on it have such a love for him that the set is always a happy place.

Having cancer gave me membership in an elite club I'd rather not belong to.

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end.

My father had a hotel, and people in show business used to stay there. He loved peformers and entertainment, and I grew up knowing that.

I can always be distracted by love, but eventually I get horny for my creativity.

While we have the gift of life, it seems to me the only tragedy is to allow part of us to die - whether it is our spirit, our creativity or our glorious uniqueness.

Dreams are like paper, they tear so easily.

You feel completely in control when you hear a wave of laughter coming back at you that you have caused.

Some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle and end.

Did I become an entertainer because my father died and I wanted to be what he loved? I don't know.

I'd much rather be a woman than a man. Women can cry, they can wear cute clothes, and they're the first to be rescued off sinking ships.

Comedy is very controlling - you are making people laugh.

Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without kn

When the journalists asked Gene, 'Why didn't you marry the beautiful girl in 'The Woman in Red'?' he would always reply, 'I did!'

I'm not really an impersonator.

Adopted kids are such a pain - you have to teach them how to look like you.

It's always something.

I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what's going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.

I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, they are the role model for being alive.

Suddenly I began to wonder how to please so many people. do I take the magnesium citrate? What about the coffee enema? Do I do both? Do I do the abdominal message or the colonic? Do I tell the doctors about each other? East meets West in Gilda's body: Western medicine down my throat, Eastern medicine up my butt.

I'm so full I can't hear.

The goal is to live a full, productive life even with all that ambiguity. No matter what happens, whether the cancer never flares up again or whether you die, the important thing is that the days that you have had you will have lived.

Sportswriting is fascinating - descriptions of the opponents and the details of an event in which someone is going to win and someone is going to lose. Life is much longer and more complicated, and the outcomes are less clear-cut.

Never let a gynecologist put anything in your nose.

I had been a fan of Gene Wilder's for many years, but the first time I saw him in person, my heart fluttered - I was hooked. It felt like my life went from black and white to Technicolor.

I base my fashion taste on what doesn't itch.

There is no real security except for whatever you build inside yourself.

I don't miss 'Saturday Night Live.' I feel less of a need for the fulfillment that performance used to give... I don't have to do everything right away. As long as I can walk and jump, I'll still perform, but I no longer feel such a compulsion.

I think clothes should make you feel safe. I like clothes you want to go to sleep in. I sometimes stand in front of a mirror and change a million times because I know I really want to wear my nightgown.