Quotes by: Sammy Davis, Jr.
|Sammy Davis Jr.
Davis in 1989
||Samuel George Davis Jr.
December 8, 1925
New York City, New York, U.S.
||May 16, 1990
Beverly Hills, California, U.S.
|Cause of death
||Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Glendale, California
||Singer, tap dancer, actor, pianist, drummer, comedian
||Loray White (m. 1958–59)
May Britt (m. 1960–68)
Altovise Davis (m. 1970–90)
||4 (3 Adopted)
||Sammy Davis Sr.
I had more clothes than I had closets, more cars than garage space, but no money.
Bogart could have been color blind. He got to know a man before he decided if he liked him or not.
Sober up, and you see and hear everything you'd been able to avoid hearing before.
Would it be better if I'd married a Negro woman? Would they treat my child any better? Erect fewer barriers?
Marilyn and I were rumored to be an item. We were friends. Nothing more. Marilyn was one of the sweetest creatures that ever lived.
Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man.
Though I love the luxury of the Waldorf Towers, room service there doesn't do soul food.
When you lose a lover it's like getting a bad haircut. It grows back in 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.
I bought a house in the Hollywood Hills and brought my grandmother from Harlem to live in it with me.
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 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.
I was so opposed to the war in Vietnam that I initially refused President Nixon's urgings for me to go there.
I hadn't been in Vegas 20 minutes when I got word that the bookmakers were offering three to one that Frank wouldn't show for my wedding.
There are certain romances that belong in certain cities, in a certain atmosphere, in a certain time.
May was young and beautiful, we were legally married, but she was caught in the prison of my skin.