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Sammy Davis, Jr. Quotes

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Sammy Davis, Jr. quotes

May was young and beautiful, we were legally married, but she was caught in the prison of my skin.

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.

What have I got? No looks, no money, no education. Just talent.

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.

When you lose a lover it's like getting a bad haircut. It grows back in time.

I have to be a star like another man has to breathe.

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.

The civil rights movement wasn't easy for anybody.

You can be in this business 50 years and still not know anything about it.

Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity.

A man is not complete until he has seen the baby he has made.

Sober up, and you see and hear everything you'd been able to avoid hearing before.

I wasn't anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it.

I had more clothes than I had closets, more cars than garage space, but no money.

The ultimate mystery is one's own self.

Reality is never as bad as a nightmare, as the mental tortures we inflict on ourselves.

Bogart could have been color blind. He got to know a man before he decided if he liked him or not.

Part of show business is magic. You don't know how it happens.

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.

Everything Michael Jackson does on stage is exactly right.