"I've had stress in my life-- recently quite a bit of it. The loss of my work... just quitting work was very stressful for me, and I missed it. I was in limbo. And then Vivian died." -- Lucille Ball, Parade magazine, 1980
"I'm not going to try alone now what I've done with my partners in the past. My partners (Desi, Vivian and Bill) are in heaven. No one could take the place of Vivian Vance in my life. She was the greatest partner anyone could ever have."