Quotes by: Sammy Davis, Jr.
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.
All I really had was my talent. Without that I wouldn't be welcome at the White House.
I believed in Bobby Kennedy. Campaigning for him was an attempt to give back something to this country that has given me so much.
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.
The manic pursuit of success cost me everything I could love: my wife, my three children, some friends I would have liked to grow old with.
I wasn't anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it.
Being in public with May and the children was too heavy. I was irreversibly tuned in to everyone around us.
We can't answer King's assassination with violence. That would be the worst tribute we could pay him.
Reality is never as bad as a nightmare, as the mental tortures we inflict on ourselves.
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.
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.
With an ocean between you and your European friends, you have to keep them in your heart.
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.
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.
To appear on the stage drunk, to have them leave there and remember me making drunken mistakes, that was death.