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Sinatra was the biggest influence on my life,
by James Darren

Sinatra was the biggest influence on my life,
my singing career.
And rightly so.
I mean he was the best singer ever.
- James Darren

Doing a TV show, you're on an assembly line and it's as cut and dry as that.
There are some shows that are exceptions.
There are producers that want really special things.
- James Darren

Back in the Rat Pack days, we'd take Frank's plane and sit dead center,
because of Nancy.
We'd watch the Rat Pack in the center ring and you
couldn't ask for a better thing.
- James Darren

A lot of people who were the best in their fields.
I was fortunate enough to be friends with Sammy Davis,
Jr.
- I spent a lot of time with Sammy.
I was over at his house almost every night.
Those people were very special and very special for me.
- James Darren

 

My mother was against me being an actress -
until I introduced her to Frank Sinatra.
- Angie Dickinson

Sinatra, here's a guy who plays a tough guy in all his movies,
but was allowed to be vulnerable when he stepped up to the microphone.
- Michael Bolton

Sinatra was just one of Mom's friends.
- Lorna Luft

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Sinatra was pretty astute - he used the best songwriters around,
he used all the resources, he covered every song from the era basically.
- Martin Fry

A lot of the greatest compositions were made famous by Sinatra.
- Michael Bolton

My musical development stopped when Frank Sinatra died.
- Alex Trebek

I joined Tommy Dorsey at the Paramount Theater in New York as a singer.
I replaced Frank Sinatra.
- Ken Curtis

I worked on a film short with Frank Sinatra when I was a kid.
- Dwayne Hickman

I actually started singing those songs six or seven years ago,
when I was an opening act for Frank Sinatra.
- Pia Zadora

Then I went to radio with Sinatra and I watched that disappear.
- Skitch Henderson

I wish Frank Sinatra would just shut up and sing.
- Lauren Bacall

Frank Sinatra is the only one that went from teen idol to superstar.
- Leif Garrett

Frank Sinatra taught me how to do him.
It took me seven years to master him.
He would tell me, tap your foot, Rich,
and don't forget to grasp your sleeve.
- Rich Little

I kept looking to do songs that were written years
ago and would live or outlive all of us,
and the one thing they had in common was Sinatra.
- Michael Bolton

My agent said to me five years ago, 'Hugh,
I can see one day you...
if I had to plan a goal for you, it's for you to have
the kind of career that Sinatra had.'
- Hugh Jackman

Sinatra asked me out.
- Dorothy Malone

I won't write my autobiography because I never had
an affair with Frank Sinatra,
and if I had had, I wouldn't tell anyone.
- Celia Johnson

When lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality
on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday,
cash me out.
- Frank Sinatra

Some of my other heroes around that time were,
oddly enough, Frank Sinatra, Nat Cole and people like that -
I was always more inclined to listen to ballads.
- William Bell

I went to the premiere of The Detective with Sinatra,
and perhaps people jumped to conclusions.
He was very protective towards me and never came on to me sexually.
- Jacqueline Bisset

People are quite shocked when you remind them that
Elvis Presley and Frank Sinatra never wrote a song
that they recorded in their lives,
as far as I know.
- Robert Wyatt

I recorded with Sinatra, but the recording business
is a very strange strata right now.
- Skitch Henderson

It would be nice to be on the charts again,
nice to be recognised.
- Nancy Sinatra

After things started to happen here,
my choice of material was extremely limited.
It was a weird situation.
- Nancy Sinatra

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.
- Frank Sinatra

I wasn't allowed to grow as an artist.
My albums were nicer to look at than to listen to.
- Nancy Sinatra

May you live to be 100 and may the last voice you hear be mine.
- Frank Sinatra

I worked with practically everybody in the business
in all of the years in NBC,
but I worked personally many years with people like Crosby and Sinatra,
so of course that was a great ground school for me.
- Skitch Henderson

I am the daughter of the Chairman of the Board and thus,
was raised with great music.
- Nancy Sinatra

You gotta love livin', baby, 'cause dyin' is a pain in the ass.
- Frank Sinatra

I was successful with mediocre material because of
a good recording voice that people really liked at that time.
- Nancy Sinatra

Frank's audience doesn't care if a girl singer,
a comic or an organ grinder with a monkey opens the show.
They are there to see HIM.
- Nancy Sinatra

You treat a lady like a dame, and a dame like a lady.
- Frank Sinatra

I was singing about six notes higher than I had to,
in a range that kept me up in a bubblegum sound.
- Nancy Sinatra

Alcohol may be man's worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.
- Frank Sinatra

Whatever else has been said about me personally is unimportant.
When I sing, I believe.
I'm honest.
- Frank Sinatra

Cock your hat - angles are attitudes.
- Frank Sinatra

The one hit song that I have tremendous gratitude for is Boots,
because it has a life of its own.
It's like being identified with a brand name.
- Nancy Sinatra

Dad really had little to do with the songs,
except to perform them.
- Nancy Sinatra

I was at a party three weeks prior to the murders at
Roman Polanski and Sharon Tate's house.
- Nancy Sinatra

Don't get even, get mad.
- Frank Sinatra

After 50, the rock 'n' roll road is a little absurd.
It's very difficult to play these little places.
You're out there on a rickety old bus with no place to shower.
- Nancy Sinatra

I was a star in Italy, Austrailia, Germany and Japan
before the American stations ever paid attention at all.
- Nancy Sinatra

Dare to wear the foolish clown face.
- Frank Sinatra

Basically, I'm for anything that gets you through the night -
be it prayer,
tranquilizers or a bottle of Jack Daniels.
- Frank Sinatra

I think I've finally proven something to people who were cynical about me.
Because they were cruel.
- Nancy Sinatra

I think most people are aware of the garbage in the
tabloids and don't give them a lot of credence.
- Nancy Sinatra

No press conference announcing a last film.
I'd just steal away.
Best way because, if by chance after two or three years
something interesting comes up,
I would not - like Sinatra - have to say:
"Well,
I've thought it over and decided to come back."
- Sophia Loren

There are a lot of people who would laugh at the idea
of me being a good singer.
- Nancy Sinatra

Morrissey wrote to me and said, I have a song for you
and if we release it as a single,
you'll be on the charts for the first time since 1972,
I said, what time, where?
- Nancy Sinatra

I wanted to travel with my dad to be close to him again.
Having babies and raising my own family took so much of my time,
I didn't have a chance to be with him very often.
- Nancy Sinatra

I like intelligent women.
When you go out, it shouldn't be a staring contest.
- Frank Sinatra

The martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth.
- Frank Sinatra

Morrissey wrote a really gorgeous song for me.
I'm crazy for that man.
And he thinks I'm hip!
- Nancy Sinatra

I am a thing of beauty.
- Frank Sinatra

Oh, I just wish someone would try to hurt you so I could kill them for you.
- Frank Sinatra

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.
- Frank Sinatra

I didn't just want to be Frank's daughter who sang Boots.
I take my music very seriously and studied very hard.
It's not a joke to me.
- Nancy Sinatra

We had some very distinguished fans:
I know one chancellor of a major university who used
to schedule his meetings around Star Trek.
We were thrilled to discover that Frank Sinatra was a big fan.
- Patrick Stewart

The best revenge is massive success.
- Frank Sinatra

I'm gonna live till I die.
- Frank Sinatra

Rock 'n Roll: The most brutal, ugly,
desperate,
vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear.
- Frank Sinatra

I have never been accepted.
I'll never make the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
They're never going to let me in.
- Nancy Sinatra

What happens in the music business is that if you step
out of your little spot to do something else,
the sand falls right into where you stood and you're gone,
you're history.
- Nancy Sinatra

I'm for whatever gets you through the night.
- Frank Sinatra

His last 2 shows in the U.S.
were in Chicago and St.
Louis.
I don't know what made me go on the trip with him,
but I'm so very glad I did.
They were two of the finest concerts I've ever seen.
- Nancy Sinatra

Then all of a sudden, Quentin Tarantino comes along
and puts a song from 40 years ago in one of his films
and they've suddenly discovered you.
That was a real gift that Quentin gave me.
- Nancy Sinatra


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