What have I got? No looks, no money, no education. Just talent.
You have to be able to look back at your life and say, "Yeah, that was fun."
You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.
My mother was born in San Juan. So I'm Puerto Rican, Jewish, colored and married to a white woman. When I move into a neighborhood, people start running four ways at the same time.
If you want to be the best, baby, you've got to work harder than anybody else.
Wishing, hoping and regretting are the most common and dangerous tactics for evading the present.
You name it and I've done it. I'd like to say I did it my way. But that line, I'm afraid, belongs to someone else.
My handicap? Man, I am a one-eyed, black Jew! That's my handicap!
If you want to get known as a singer you hire five sexy chicks and let them fight over you onstage and for the cameras. That's publicity, man.
Savor the moments that are warm and special and giggly.
Being a star has made it possible for me to get insulted in places where the average Negro could never hope to get insulted.
Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity.
The ultimate mystery is one's own self.
Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man.
Sinatra is the essence of vocal style. This man has an innate quality of knowing what is good musically. You can sum that up best by saying that he has musical integrity. Even when he does a bad song, there's a good quality in the presentation.
I have to be a star like another man has to breathe.
The success of the Rat Pack or the Clan was due to the camaraderie, the three guys who work together and kid each other and love each other.
Though I love the luxury of the Waldorf Towers, room service there doesn't do soul food.
After I decided to become a Jew, only then did I learn that the Jews don't have all the money. When I found out Rockefeller and Ford were goyim, I almost resigned.
I bought a house in the Hollywood Hills and brought my grandmother from Harlem to live in it with me.
I had more clothes than I had closets, more cars than garage space, but no money.
Ten million dollars after I'd become a star I was deeply in debt.
Sober up, and you see and hear everything you'd been able to avoid hearing before.
On a scale of one to ten, I would rate Elvis eleven.
Marilyn and I were rumored to be an item. We were friends. Nothing more. Marilyn was one of the sweetest creatures that ever lived.
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