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Frank Sinatra Quotes About Life, Love and New York

Known for his zest for life, these Frank Sinatra quotes will inspire you to find yours.

A remarkable entertainer, these Frank Sinatra quotes about New York, life, and love will make you want to seek adventure.

Ol’ Blue Eyes lived a colorful life filled with excitement, and there was truly never a dull moment.

Francis Albert Sinatra was an American singer, actor, and producer who is regarded as one of the greatest singers of the 20th century.

His albums have sold over 150 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time.

Sinatra was born on December 12, 1915, in New Jersey to Italian immigrants.

He developed a passion for singing at an early age and turned professional in his teens. He joined a local singing group before going on to launch his solo career.

Known for his melodious voice, acting skills, and charismatic personality, Sinatra had an incredibly long career – spanning from the 1930s to the 1990s.

He received 11 Grammy Awards and was also included in Time magazine’s list of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century.

Although Sinatra had a successful career, success did not come easily to him. He had his fair share of challenges but he always managed to bounce back.

As one of the greatest entertainers in American history, Sinatra clearly tapped into his Everyday Power to reach his full potential.

In that regard, below are some great Frank Sinatra quotes to inspire the best from you.

We hope you enjoy these inspirational and thought-provoking quotes as much as we do!

Frank Sinatra Quotes About Life, Love and New York

1. The best revenge is massive success. – Frank Sinatra

2. Don’t get even, get mad. – Frank Sinatra

3. Dare to wear the foolish clown face. – Frank Sinatra

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

5. I’m gonna live till I die. – Frank Sinatra

6. You may be a puzzle, but I like the way the parts fit. – Frank Sinatra

7. ….A simple I love you means more than money…. – Frank Sinatra

8. The best is yet to come and won’t that be fine. – Frank Sinatra

9. Don’t hide your scars. They make you who you are – Frank Sinatra

10. Hell hath no fury like a hustler with a literary agent. – Frank Sinatra

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

12. 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. – Frank Sinatra

13. 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

14. The cigarettes you light one after another won’t help you forget her. – Frank Sinatra

15. 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. – Frank Sinatra

16. You only go around once, but if you play your cards right, once is enough. – Frank Sinatra

17. That’s life,and I can’t deny it/Many times I thought of cuttin’ out but my heart won’t buy it. – Frank Sinatra

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18. For what is a man, what has he got. If not himself, then he has naught. – Frank Sinatra

19. 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

20. You can be the most artistically perfect performer in the world, but an audience is like a broad–if you’re indifferent, Endsville. – Frank Sinatra

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

22. For years I’ve nursed a secret desire to spend the Fourth of July in a double hammock with a swingin’ redheaded broad … but I could never find me a double hammock. – Frank Sinatra

23. Fear is the enemy of logic. – Frank Sinatra

24. I’m for decency — period. I’m for anything and everything that bodes love and consideration for my fellow man. But when lip service to some mysterious deity permits bestiality on Wednesday and absolution on Sunday — cash me out. – Frank Sinatra

25. The big lesson in life, baby, is never be scared of anyone or anything. – Frank Sinatra

26. People who make a living off other people’s fortunes or misfortunes are parasites. – Frank Sinatra

27. You’ve got to be on the ball from the minute you step out into that spotlight. You gotta know exactly what you’re doing every second on that stage, otherwise the act goes right into the bathroom. It’s all over. Good night. – Frank Sinatra

28. 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. – Frank Sinatra

29. If you possess something but you can’t give it away, then you don’t possess it … it possesses you. – Frank Sinatra

30. What I do with my life is of my own doing. I live it the best way I can. – Frank Sinatra

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31. Cock your hat – angles are attitudes.” – Frank Sinatra

32. Orange is the happiest color.” – Frank Sinatra

33. I think my greatest ambition in life is to pass on to others what I know. – Frank Sinatra

34. All day long, they lie in the sun, and when the sun goes down, they lie some more. – Frank Sinatra

35. Fresh air makes me throw up. I can’t handle it. I’d rather be around three Denobili cigars blowing in my face all night. – Frank Sinatra

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36. Stay alive, stay active, and get as much practice as you can. – Frank Sinatra

37. I believe in you and me. I’m like Albert Schweitzer and Bertrand Russell and Albert Einstein in that 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.” – Frank Sinatra

38. There are several things I think I would have done if I had the chance again. I would have been a little more patient about getting out into the world. I would have seen to it that I had a more formal education. I would have become an accomplished mu – Frank Sinatra

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

40. I feel sorry for people who don’t drink, because when they wake up in the morning, that is the best they are going to feel all day. – Frank Sinatra

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41. I’m supposed to have a Ph.D. on the subject of women. But the truth is I’ve flunked more often than not. I’m very fond of women; I admire them. But, like all men, I don’t understand them. – Frank Sinatra

42. I love all those girls the same as they love me. I get thousands of letters a week from girls who love me…. Every time I sing a song, I make love to them. I’m a boudoir singer. – Frank Sinatra

43. At heart, I guess I’m a saloon singer because there’s a greater intimacy between performer and audience in a nightclub. Then again, I love the excitement of appearing before a big concert audience. Let’s just say that the place isn’t important, as long as everybody has a good time. – Frank Sinatra

44. 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. – Frank Sinatra

45. Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy. – Frank Sinatra

46. A well-balanced girl is the one who has an empty head and a full sweater. – Frank Sinatra

47. “I’m not unmindful of a man’s seeming need for faith; I’m for anything that gets you through the night, be it prayer, tranquilizers, or a bottle of Jack Daniels. But to me religion is a deeply personal thing in which man and God go it alone together, without the witch doctor in the middle.” – Frank Sinatra

48. Nothing anybody’s said or written about me ever bothers me, except when it does. – Frank Sinatra

49. A friend is never an imposition. – Frank Sinatra

50. “You only live once…”― Frank Sinatra

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

52. “Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars.” – Francis Sinatra

53. “Love is when you want to sing every day and night. Without fee and a manager.” – Francis Sinatra

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

55. “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.” – Francis Sinatra

56. “I faced it all and I stood tall and did it my way.” – Francis Sinatra

57. “Regrets, I’ve had a few; But then again, too few to mention.” – Francis Sinatra

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58. “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.” – Francis Sinatra

59. “It took me a long, long time to learn what I now know, and I don’t want that to die with me.” – Frank Sinatra

60. “Go fool yourself, if you will, I just haven’t got the time.”– Frank Sinatra

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

62. “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. ”- Francis Sinatra

63. “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.” – Francis Sinatra

64. “I’m just a singer, Elvis was the embodiment of the whole American culture.”- Francis Sinatra

65. “For nobody else, gave me thrill-with all your faults, I love you still. It had to be you, wonderful you, it had to be you.” – Frank Sinatra

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66. “I am a thing of beauty.” — Frank Sinatra

67. “You treat a lady like a dame, and a dame like a lady.” — Frank Sinatra

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

69. “I like intelligent women. When you go out, it shouldn’t be a staring contest.” — Frank Sinatra

70. “A man doesn’t know what happiness is until he’s married. By then, it’s too late.” — Frank Sinatra

71. “I’ve been criticized on many, many occasions, because of – acquaintances, and what have you.” — Frank Sinatra

72. “Rock ‘n Roll: The most brutal, ugly, desperate, vicious form of expression it has been my misfortune to hear.” — Frank Sinatra

73. “Our civilization, such as it is, was shaped by religion, and the men who aspire to public office anyplace in the free world must make obeisance to God or risk immediate opprobrium.” — Frank Sinatra

74. “For my money, Tony Bennett is the best singer in the business. He excites me when I watch him. He moves me. He’s the singer who gets across what the composer has in mind, and probably a little more.” — Frank Sinatra

75. “There are things about organized religion which I resent. Christ is revered as the Prince of Peace, but more blood has been shed in His name than any other figure in history. You show me one step forward in the name of religion, and I’ll show you a hundred retrogressions.” — Frank Sinatra

Which are your favorite Frank Sinatra quotes?

Frank Sinatra was an instinctive musical genius and a consummate entertainer who used his artistry to become one of the most recognizable symbols of American culture.

Although he had his fair share of controversy, he will always be remembered as one who helped redefine singing as a means of personal expression.

Hopefully, these Frank Sinatra quotes have inspired you to do it your way.

Did you enjoy these Frank Sinatra quotes? Which of the quotes was your favorite? Tell us in the comment section below. We would love to hear all about it.

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  1. Adrian Cooke

    July 21, 2020 at 3:12 AM

    Yes it’s true that Sinatra didn’t write the song My Way: I don’t know if he wrote any of his songs

  2. Lisa

    March 5, 2020 at 11:53 PM

    That was lovely. I appreciate that you took the time to collect and share this with others. They don’t make em like frank anymore.

  3. Nathalie

    November 24, 2019 at 2:46 PM

    All the quotes you have attributed to him from the song “My Way” actually belong to singer Paul Anka who wrote the tune,

  4. Anja Walter-Ris

    March 25, 2019 at 1:29 PM

    Thanks for the wonderful compilation. Only two quotes are actually from Joe E. Lewis, a friend of Frank´s whom he played in the movie “A Joker goes wild”. These are the two quotes that are from Joe and not from Frank originally (also he might have used them on stage, as Dean Martin, too): ) “Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the bible says love your enemy.” and “I feel sorry for people who don’t drink, because when they wake up in the morning, that is the best they are going to feel all day.” Unfortunately this get´s quoted wrong in many places. In addition I ahve never read or heard the following quote as being one of Frank: “A well-balanced girl is the one who has an empty head and a full sweater.” Where did you find that one? I actually doubt it´s from him, or if it is, probably directly from a Rat Pack Performance in Las Vegas, and not reflecting his beliefs about woman. He actually preferred and loved smart, intelligent and strong woman. 😉 Thanks again, Anja

  5. Don clemenza

    December 20, 2018 at 10:01 AM

    Loved em all.
    He was as good as Johnny fontane lol.

  6. Priscilla

    October 25, 2018 at 7:35 AM

    Quote 24: confused. Has the church influenced Sinatras bow of silence? How staunch are Sinatras policies?

    Quote 44 moved me.

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