Sammy Davis, Jr. Quotes

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Born: December 8, 1925, Harlem, New York City, New York, USA
Birth Country: USA
Died: Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, California, USA, May 16, 1990
Occupation: Celebrity

Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

I had more clothes than I had closets, more cars than garage space, but no money.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

I was so opposed to the war in Vietnam that I initially refused President Nixon's urgings for me to go there.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

I wasn't anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

My home has always been show business.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Part of show business is magic. You don't know how it happens.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

There are certain romances that belong in certain cities, in a certain atmosphere, in a certain time.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Though I love the luxury of the Waldorf Towers, room service there doesn't do soul food.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

To appear on the stage drunk, to have them leave there and remember me making drunken mistakes, that was death.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

What have I got? No looks, no money, no education. Just talent.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

You can be in this business 50 years and still not know anything about it.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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