Sammy Davis Quotes


46 Sammy Davis quotes:



"Being a star has made it possible for me to get insulted in places where the average Negro could never hope to go and get insulted."
"During three decades, along all the highways of my youth, Frank had always been there for me."
"I go to temple a lot less than I would like because when I do, people still look at me as if they think it's a publicity stunt."
"I had more clothes than I had closets, more cars than garage space, but no money."
"I have to be a star like another man has to breathe."
"I saw that my image was changing or fading. One of the reasons for taking a break from clubs was to be missed-not forgotten."
"Ten million dollars after I'd become a star I was deeply in debt."
"The one thing you don't want is that stale sound when you've done a line so much you can't find a fresh approach to it. Drop it."
"There are certain romances that belong in certain cities, in a certain atmosphere, in a certain time."
"There are lines that I know are going to get a belly laugh, but after a few shows I get sick of hearing myself say them so I drop them."
"The ultimate mystery is one's own self."
Author: Davis Quotes Category: American Entertainer Quotes Mystery Quotes
"I bought a house in the Hollywood Hills and brought my grandmother from Harlem to live in it with me."
"Fame comes with its own standard. A guy who twitches his lips is just another guy with a lip twitch - unless he's Humphrey Bogart."
"Bogart could have been color blind. He got to know a man before he decided if he liked him or not."
"I didn't hate being 60 as much as I had 50."
"I don't have many easy songs."
"I had traveled 10 states and played over 50 cities by the time I was 4."
"Reality is never as bad as a nightmare, as the mental tortures we inflict on ourselves."
"Sober up, and you see and hear everything you'd been able to avoid hearing before."
"The civil rights movement wasn't easy for anybody."



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