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.
I wasn't anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it.
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.
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.
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.
Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man.
The ultimate mystery is one's own self.
I'd learned a lot in the Army. I knew that above all things in the world I had to become so big, so strong that people and their hatred could never touch me.
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.
I bought a house in the Hollywood Hills and brought my grandmother from Harlem to live in it with me.
Last Update: 24 September 2022
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