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

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

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

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

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.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

 

I believed in Bobby Kennedy.
Campaigning for him was an attempt to give back something
to this country that has given me so much.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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

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You always have two choices: your commitment versus your fear.
- 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.

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

When Liza Minelli was a child, she used to sit on my
lap and call me Uncle Sammy.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Everything Michael Jackson does on stage is exactly right.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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

A man is not complete until he has seen the baby he has made.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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

I bought a house in the Hollywood Hills and brought
my grandmother from Harlem to live in it with me.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

With an ocean between you and your European friends,
you have to keep them in your heart.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

When you lose a lover it's like getting a bad haircut.
It grows back in time.
- 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.

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.
- 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.

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

There's nothing that can match Broadway for stature and dignity.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Marilyn and I were rumored to be an item.
We were friends.
Nothing more.
Marilyn was one of the sweetest creatures that ever lived.
- 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 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.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Reality is never as bad as a nightmare,
as the mental tortures we inflict on ourselves.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

The civil rights movement wasn't easy for anybody.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

All I really had was my talent.
Without that I wouldn't be welcome at the White House.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Bogart could have been color blind.
He got to know a man before he decided if he liked him or not.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

We can't answer King's assassination with violence.
That would be the worst tribute we could pay him.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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

The ultimate mystery is one's own self.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

During three decades, along all the highways of my youth,
Frank had always been there for me.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Being in public with May and the children was too heavy.
I was irreversibly tuned in to everyone around us.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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

Sober up, and you see and hear everything you'd been
able to avoid hearing before.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

I don't have many easy songs.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

You don't swing where you sleep.
- 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.

I didn't hate being 60 as much as I had 50.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

I had traveled 10 states and played over 50 cities by the time I was 4.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Would it be better if I'd married a Negro woman? Would
they treat my child any better? Erect fewer barriers?
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Ten million dollars after I'd become a star I was deeply in debt.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

I have to be a star like another man has to breathe.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

May was young and beautiful, we were legally married,
but she was caught in the prison of my skin.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

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.
- Sammy Davis, Jr.

Every form of addiction is bad,
no matter whether the narcotic
be alcohol or morphine or idealism.
- Carl Jung

There are six components of wellness:
proper weight and diet,
proper exercise, breaking the smoking habit,
control of alcohol, stress management and periodic exams.
- Kenneth H. Cooper

I have taken more out of alcohol
than alcohol has taken out of me.
- Winston Churchill

We used to drink an awful lot of alcohol.
- Bill Bruford

I belong to a church and I try to do my Christian duty,
so I am against alcohol...
But we need the tax money.
- Walter Allen

My second marriage had a lot to do with alcohol.
- Mercedes McCambridge

When I have an idea, I turn down the flame,
as if it were a little alcohol stove,
as low as it will go.
Then it explodes and that is my idea.
- Ernest Hemingway

According to Teenage Research Unlimited,
51 percent of 13-15 year olds say they will be faced
with making a decision regarding alcohol in the next three months.
- Xavier Becerra

Alcohol is like love.
The first kiss is magic, the second is intimate,
the third is routine.
After that you take the girl's clothes off.
- Raymond Chandler

Part of treatment for drugs and alcohol is you abstain from these,
but with eating disorders you can't abstain from food
so the treatment is longer than drugs and alcohol.
- Carre Otis

No one will deny that the excessive use of alcohol
and alcoholic beverages would do more than any other
single factor to make impossible a total war effort.
- William Lyon Mackenzie King

Drugs, alcohol and ego.
They are a bad mix.
- Don Dokken

When I drank, I had a very different attitude towards my playing.
It was sloppier but I kind of liked it that way.
It was like the alcohol was telling my mind what to do.
- Mick Mars

With such compelling information, the question is why
haven't we been able to do more to prevent the crisis
of underage drinking? The answer is:
the alcohol industry.
- Lucille Roybal-Allard

I hate the taste of alcohol.
When I'm drinking, I'm drinking Red Bull.
- Paris Hilton

I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence,
or insanity to anyone, but they've always worked for me.
- Hunter S. Thompson

I think your alcohol intake has to change.
You know, usually a big person feels they can drink
anything they want to and as much as they want to and I've cut that way back.
- Mike Ditka

There is more refreshment and stimulation in a nap,
even of the briefest, than in all the alcohol ever distilled.
- Ovid

I don't smoke marijuana anymore.
I don't drink.
Marijuana is a handicap.
So is alcohol.
Alcohol is a terrible handicap.
But in spite of being a handicap, it shouldn't be criminal.
- Gary Johnson

Alcohol is a very patient drug.
It will wait for the alcoholic to pick it up one more time.
- Mercedes McCambridge


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