Who Said It: Amy Schumer or Lucille Ball?

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Lucille Ball and Amy Schumer may have shot to stardom more than half a century apart, but these two comedians share not only a bold sense of humor but also some powerful words of wisdom. See if you can figure out which woman uttered these quotes.

"I'm not funny. What I am is brave."

These are Lucy's words, but they could just as easily have been Amy's for the brave way she's built a career out of being completely and totally herself.


"The best advice my mother gave me was to 'be a lady.' But I never really knew what that meant, and obviously didn't take it."

In addition to these motherly words of advice, Amy also revealed on Letterman in 2015 that her mother had told her, "You need to love like you've never been hurt."


"The moments that make life worth living are when things are at their worst and you find a way to laugh."

These words came from Amy, whose show, "Inside Amy Schumer" is one of the more subversive comedy shows Comedy Central has aired.


"I am a real ham. I love an audience."

It's no surprised that Lucy loved to perform -- hamming it up by stuffing chocolates in her mouth, playing the role of a vixen in a short black wig, or coming up with scheme after scheme.


"Luck? I don't know anything about luck. I've never banked on it, and I'm afraid of people who do."

Lucy went on to say that she credited her success to hard work and the ability to recognize an opportunity.


"I say if I'm beautiful. I say if I'm strong."

Amy finished this by saying, "You will not determine my story -- I will" during a 2014 speech at the Gloria Awards addressing confidence and body-image issues.


"Once in his life, every man is entitled to fall madly in love with a gorgeous redhead."

Despite the fact that she was known for her red hair, Lucy was born a brunette.


"Hunger brings out the genius in people. I like hungry people."

Lucy's words reflect the years she spent scraping by to make it in show business before hitting it big on television in the 1950s.


"I am a hot-blooded fighter and I am fearless."

Amy spoke these words at a gala hosted by the Ms. Foundation for Women in 2014.


"The secret to staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly, and lie about your age."

Words of truth from Lucille Ball that still ring true today.


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