We’ve collected the best Sinatra Quotes from the greatest minds of the world: Angie Dickinson, Frank Sinatra Jr., Matt Smith, Don Rickles, Trini Lopez. Use them as an inspiration.
Sinatra slowly found a way to allow tenderness into the performance while remaining manly. He perfected the role of the Tender Tough Guy and passed it on to several generations of Americans. Before him, that archetype did not exist in American popular culture.
Sinatra had deep loyalties to his friends for years.
I have written for, very fortunately, some great singers from Frank Sinatra to Elvis Presley.
I have a fondness for jazz, particularly for jazz singers, Billie Holiday and Ella Fitzgerald all the way through the Sinatra era.
My musical development stopped when Frank Sinatra died.
The idea of the duets albums was the people who joined Frank Sinatra in each song were themselves successful record artists, I never was. I felt a certain apprehension at the time that some people thought my being there was pure nepotism. I felt kind of out of place about that.
Sinatra was just one of Mom’s friends.
In 1957’s ‘There’s No You,’ Sinatra is suspended at the intersection of a loss he can’t face and a memory he can’t relinquish.
The inaugural of Ronald Reagan, with Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin. And that was the greatest thing. Ronald Reagan and George Bush. That was – I still remember like it was yesterday.
My dad was kind of a pool shark and had a Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin thing going on. I’ve always been fascinated by the fifties because of him. There was a hip, cool, anything-goes atmosphere back then, but looking good was still a priority.
I’ve had more comebacks than Frank Sinatra.
Sinatra is so connected with the persona of the ‘Guys and Dolls‘ characters even though he had great conflicts with Frank Loesser personally.
The high point for me in my career was when Sinatra called me his favourite performer in the Fifties. And I’ve been sold out ever since.
Sinatra’s melancholy was the melancholy of mass (old) media technology – the ‘extimacy’ of the records facilitated by the phonograph and the microphone, and expressing a peculiarly cosmopolitan and urban sadness.
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.
My father was a part of that generation, and my mother, too – the late-’30s, early-’40s big-band generation. Frank Sinatra, Art Blakey, Gene Krupa, Billie Holiday – all that stuff was in my background.
I want people to feel what it was like in the ’40s. That’s when popular music in the United States was so beautiful. Frank Sinatra, the Pied Pipers, Duke Ellington, Fletcher Henderson, Tommy Dorsey, Billie Holiday. That’s when popular music had deeper values, to me. This was music that was selling millions of records.
I listen to everything from Lady Gaga to Lady Antebellum. I’ve got Frank Sinatra. I’ve got old stuff, new stuff. Iggy Azalea. I’ve got everything.
When Sinatra was alive and singing, he was constantly changing orchestrators from one album to the next because he said he didn’t want every record to sound like every other record.
Frank Sinatra will go on forever.
I always admired Frank Sinatra. He had ups and downs, but he didn’t give up his style. He had what might have been a tough life or character.
Representing not just the resurrection of a career, 1953 marked 37-year-old Frank Sinatra’s creative emergence as the best singer of his century.
There’s this old Frank Sinatra song: ‘If you can make it here, you can make it anywhere’… that song was about New York, but it applies to America. People know that if you make it in America, you can make it anywhere, and that is both in terms of sophistication and customer satisfaction.
It’s amazing the number of young people who are interested in Frank Sinatra.
It is jazz music that called me to be a musician and I have always sang the songs that moved me the most. Singers, like Frank Sinatra and myself, we interpret the songs that we like. Not unlike a Shakespearean actor that goes back to the greatest words ever written, we go back to the greatest songs.
I worked on a film short with Frank Sinatra when I was a kid.
Pablo Picasso, Frank Sinatra, Ernest Hemingway, Mel Gibson, Lou Reed, Norman Mailer, Vanessa Redgrave, Van Morrison – each is distinguished by controversies unrelated to his or her art; by many accounts, some of them are not nice people at all.
Van Heusen understood Sinatra’s style of singing; Sinatra understood Van Heusen’s concept of melody.