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Frank Sinatra Quotes

Francis Albert Sinatra

Frank Sinatra quotes: the best sayings by Ol’ Blue Eyes.

“You only go around once, but if you play your cards right, once is enough.”

“I think that if you do the best you can in your life, you get your just reward. You sometimes give up a great deal to achieve a plan you’re looking for. But if you find that it’s important enough, then you do it. You have to decide. Even when you figure you’ve given up a great deal to get a small amount of something, the pain is only there for a short time. It really goes away. Whatever the quandary, it leaves you.”

“I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn and a king. I’ve been up and down and over and out and I know one thing. Each time I find myself flat on my face I pick myself up and get back in the race.”

“The best lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything.”

Bad reviews I’ve gotten never diminished the number of people in my audience. Good reviews have never added to the number of people in my audience. Be your own critic.”

“Take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again.”

“Fear is the enemy of logic. There is no more debilitating, crushing, self-defeating, sickening thing in the world—to an individual or to a nation.”

“Don’t respond to negativity with more negativity. Just put your head down and prove your critics wrong.”

“People often remark that I’m pretty lucky. Luck is only important in so far as getting the chance to sell yourself at the right moment. After that, you’ve got to have talent and know how to use it.”

“What formula? I never had one, so I couldn’t say what the main ingredient is. I think everybody who’s successful in this business has one common ingredient: the talent God gave us. The rest depends upon how it’s used.”

“If power doesn’t mean that you have the opportunity to work with the people that you love, then you haven’t really got any.”

“Don’t hide your scars. They make you who you are.”

“If you possess something but you can’t give it away, then you don’t possess it; it possesses you.”

“I think my greatest ambition in life is to pass on to others what I know.”

“Throughout my career, if I have done anything, I have paid attention to every note and every word I sing (if I respect the song). If I cannot project this to a listener, I fail.”

“Whatever else has been said about me personally is unimportant. When I sing, I believe. I’m honest.”

Critics don’t bother me because if I do badly, I know I’m bad before they even write it. And if I’m good, I know I’m good. I know best about myself, so a critic doesn’t anger me.”

“I’m not one of those complicated, mixed-up cats. I’m not looking for the secret to life. I just go on from day to day, taking what comes.”

“Even though I had a successful career, success did not come easily. I had my fair share of challenges but I always managed to bounce back.”

“The best revenge is massive success.”

“Dare to wear the foolish clown face.”

“Las Vegas is the only place I know where money really talks. It says, ‘Goodbye.'”

“Card players have a saying: ‘It’s all right to play if you keep your eyes on the deck.’ Which is another way of saying, ‘Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.'”

“You buy a Ferrari when you want to be somebody. You buy a Lamborghini when you are somebody.”

“If your name is John Doe, and you work night and day doing things for your helpless neighbors, what you get for your effort is tired. So, Mr. and Mrs. Doe, and all of you who give of yourselves, to those who carry too big a burden to make it on their own, I want you to reach out and take your share of this. Because if I have earned it, so too have you.”

“Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy.”

“Basically, I’m for anything that gets you through the night, be it prayer, tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels.”

“You may be a puzzle, but I like the way the parts fit.”

“A simple ‘I love you’ means more than money.”

“You gotta love livin’, baby, ’cause dyin’ is a pain in the ass.”

“For what is a man, what has he got? If not himself, then he has naught.”

“And if you should survive to 105, look at all you’ll derive out of being alive. Then here is the best part: you have a head start if you are among the very young at heart.”

“I’m gonna live till I die.”

“May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.”

“I believe that God knows what each of us wants and needs. It’s not necessary for us to make it to church on Sunday to reach Him. You can find Him anyplace.”

“Religion is a deeply personal thing in which man and God go it alone together, without the witch doctor in the middle.”

“I have a respect for life, in any form. I believe in nature, in the birds, the sea, the sky, in everything I can see or that there is real evidence for. If these things are what you mean by God, then I believe in God.”

“If you don’t know the guy on the other side of the world, love him anyway because he’s just like you. He has the same dreams, the same hopes and fears. It’s one world, pal. We’re all neighbors.”

“A friend to me has no race, no class and belongs to no minority. My friendships were formed out of affection, mutual respect and a feeling of having something strong in common. These are eternal values that cannot be racially classified. This is the way I look at race.”

“A friend is never an imposition.”

“The best is yet to come and won’t that be fine.”

“Stay alive, stay active, and get as much practice as you can.”

“You only live once. And the way I live, once is enough.”

“Nothing anybody’s said or written about me ever bothers me, except when it does.”

“If I had done everything I’m credited with, I’d be speaking to you from a laboratory jar at Harvard.”

“What I do with my life is of my own doing. I live it the best way I can.”

“I faced it all and I stood tall and did it my way.”

“Regrets, I’ve had a few; but then again, too few to mention.”

“I would like to be remembered as a man who had a wonderful time living life, a man who had good friends, fine family—and I don’t think I could ask for anything more than that, actually.”

“Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars.”

“And now the end is near. And so I face the final curtain, I’ll state my case of which I’m certain. I’ve lived a life that’s full, I traveled each and every highway. And more, much more than this, I did it my way.”

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