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A man is not complete until he has seen the baby he has made.
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Alcohol gives you infinite patience for stupidity.
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All I really had was my talent. Without that I wouldn't be welcome at the White House.
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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.
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Being in public with May and the children was too heavy. I was irreversibly tuned in to everyone around us.
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Bogart could have been color blind. He got to know a man before he decided if he liked him or not.
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Brilliant. I spend a lifetime making myself recognizable, and I put on a wig to look like my wife. Desperation was my producer.
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Duke Wayne was politically a conservative but he was not a racist.
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During three decades, along all the highways of my youth, Frank had always been there for me.
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Everything Michael Jackson does on stage is exactly right.
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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.
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For days I lay in bed thinking, Maybe God is finished with me, now get out of here.
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For no reason I was aware of, in Paris I just wanted to get drunk.
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Friends of mine in the police department told me that Manson intended to kill two or three well-known black people and I was on his list.
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From the beginning Dean had less enthusiasm for the tour than Frank and I. Losing Dean Paul had shattered him.
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God brought me to where I was standing. Now it was up to me.
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How can you figure life, or plan it?
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I believed in Bobby Kennedy. Campaigning for him was an attempt to give back something to this country that has given me so much.
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I bought a house in the Hollywood Hills and brought my grandmother from Harlem to live in it with me.
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I can't see the people out front. The lights cover them after the first three or four rows. But I feel them, I hear them. From the back of the room I can hear.
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I couldn't believe I was going to spend the rest of my life fighting with people who hate me when they don't even know me.
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I couldn't imagine myself walking out of the hospital, let alone standing on a stage performing for 2,000 people, doing jokes and love songs with a burned-out liver.
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I didn't hate being 60 as much as I had 50.
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I don't have many easy songs.
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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.
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I got a call from London inviting me to play the Royal Command Performance.
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I had more clothes than I had closets, more cars than garage space, but no money.
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I had no doubt that alcohol was poison for me, but I missed that marvelous little buzz.
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I had traveled 10 states and played over 50 cities by the time I was 4.
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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.
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I have to be a star like another man has to breathe.
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I looked in the mirror and saw my father's face on my body.
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I needed to get the screen impact for exposure.
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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.
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I was so opposed to the war in Vietnam that I initially refused President Nixon's urgings for me to go there.
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I wasn't anything special as a father. But I loved them and they knew it.
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I yearned for what Frank and I had had. The pity was, the kid and his idol were getting older and there was little time to waste.
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I'd be up until daylight and be a basket case for the performance. I was accustomed to feeling terrible every morning.
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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.
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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.
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In my most swinging mood, in the back of my mind, no matter how gin-soaked it is, I always have an awareness of danger.
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In the old days we were all thrown together in the one hotel where black performers were allowed to stay.
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In Vegas and at Harrah's, those places are wonderful, but insular.
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Jimi Hendrix died of an overdose in London. I'd been with him two days before.
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Let's never pat ourselves on the back that we've got all them theatrical smarts.
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Marilyn and I were rumored to be an item. We were friends. Nothing more. Marilyn was one of the sweetest creatures that ever lived.
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May was young and beautiful, we were legally married, but she was caught in the prison of my skin.
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Michael Jackson only eats two carrots for breakfast and doesn't eat at all on Tuesdays.
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Most orgies that you go to, I have found, most of it is sad. All that wildness, all those laughs were like the shining silver and gold paper on packages, but there was nothing inside.
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Most performers don't have that rapport with the audience. They aren't that honest.
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My home has always been show business.
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My hope was that some kid would think I was hip. I'd get stoned every day.
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My new car was in front of the door, a Cadillac Brougham, the best, most expensive American car built.
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Part of my life was fun, the professional part, often that was a lot of fun.
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Part of show business is magic. You don't know how it happens.
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Part of the charm of Europe is that once you are something special you remain something special.
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Real success is not on the stage, but off the stage as a human being, and how you get along with your fellow man.
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Reality is never as bad as a nightmare, as the mental tortures we inflict on ourselves.
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Sober up, and you see and hear everything you'd been able to avoid hearing before.
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Strange thing, videotape, sitting in a dark room and looking at the ghost of Christmas past.
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Ten million dollars after I'd become a star I was deeply in debt.
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The Candy Man was by far the biggest single I ever had.
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The civil rights movement wasn't easy for anybody.
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The fear of losing success begins when you become entrenched with it. In my case it became an obsession.
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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.
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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.
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The streets were barricaded with wooden horses. We walked. Not aggressively. Solemnly. Three thousand of us. A way of life was coming to a close.
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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.
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The ultimate mystery is one's own self.
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There are certain romances that belong in certain cities, in a certain atmosphere, in a certain time.
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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.
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There's nothing that can match Broadway for stature and dignity.
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Though I love the luxury of the Waldorf Towers, room service there doesn't do soul food.
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To appear on the stage drunk, to have them leave there and remember me making drunken mistakes, that was death.
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We can't answer King's assassination with violence. That would be the worst tribute we could pay him.
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What have I got? No looks, no money, no education. Just talent.
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When did it start and when did it end? When did Haight-Ashbury and love beads turn into the haven of homosexuals?
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When Liza Minelli was a child, she used to sit on my lap and call me Uncle Sammy.
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When the applause ended and the curtain fell and the lights went on, what could I do then?
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When you lose a lover it's like getting a bad haircut. It grows back in time.
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With an ocean between you and your European friends, you have to keep them in your heart.
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Work was the great lifesaver. You'd go to bed because in the morning you had to go back to work.
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Would it be better if I'd married a Negro woman? Would they treat my child any better? Erect fewer barriers?
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You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.
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You can be in this business 50 years and still not know anything about it.
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You don't swing where you sleep.
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You never know about the public. If I had to sing every song, do every joke, every trick that I knew, they were going to like me.
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