130 Frank Sinatra Quotes to Serenade You With Love

Learn about the life of this renowned entertainer by reading these top 130 Frank Sinatra quotes about success, love, and career.

Francis Albert Sinatra was an American singer and actor. Sinatra was born in New Jersey on December 12, 1915, to Italian immigrants. With his many great hits and fans worldwide, it’s no doubt that he’s one of the world’s greatest singers to have ever lived. 

His quotes will encourage you to find your desire to live. Browse our collection to learn more about his colorful life.

Start reading here.

And don’t forget to check out these Elvis Presley quotes and Marilyn Monroe quotes.

Best Frank Sinatra Quotes

Five Quotes That Could Change Every...
Five Quotes That Could Change Everything

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

2. “I’m gonna live till I die.” – Frank Sinatra

3. “Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy.” – Frank Sinatra

4. “The best revenge is massive success.” – Frank Sinatra

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

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

7. “You only live once, and the way I live once is enough.” – Frank Sinatra

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

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

10. “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

11. “Don’t get even, get mad.” – Frank Sinatra

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

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

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

15. “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

Related: Louis Armstrong Quotes

Famous Frank Sinatra Quotes

16. “I’m supposed to have a Ph.D. on the subject of women. But, the truth is I’ve flunked more often than not.” – Frank Sinatra

17. “There have been many accolades uttered about Elvis’ talent and performances through the years, all of which I agree with wholeheartedly.” – Frank Sinatra

18. “I’m very fond of women; I admire them. But, like all men, I don’t understand them.” – Frank Sinatra

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

20. “Don’t respond to negativity with more negativity. Just put your head down and prove your critics wrong.” – Frank Sinatra

21. “A friend is never an imposition.” – Frank Sinatra

22. “I am a thing of beauty.” – Frank Sinatra

23. “The only male singer who I’ve seen besides myself and who’s better than me—that is Michael Jackson.” – Frank Sinatra

24. “Rock ‘n roll smells phony and false.” – Frank Sinatra

25. “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.” – Frank Sinatra

26. “Fear is the enemy of logic.” – Frank Sinatra

27. “Who knows where the road will lead us. Only a fool would say.” – Frank Sinatra

28. “There are moments when it’s too quiet. Particularly late at night or early in the mornings. That’s when you know there’s something lacking in your life. You just know.” – 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. “A friend to me has no race, no class, and belongs to no minority.” – Frank Sinatra

Inspirational Frank Sinatra Quotes

31. “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.” – Frank Sinatra

32. “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

33. “Card players have a saying: it’s all right to play if you keep your eyes on the deck—which is another way of saving, eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.” – Frank Sinatra

34. “I’m for whatever gets you through the night.” – Frank Sinatra

35. “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

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

37. “A simple ‘I love you,’ means more than money.” – Frank Sinatra

38. “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

39. “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.” – Frank Sinatra

40. “Don’t hide your scars. They make you who you are.” – Frank Sinatra

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

42. “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

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

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

45. “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

Wise Frank Sinatra Quotes That Talk About Success and Greatness

46. “Hell hath no fury like a hustler with a literary agent.” – Frank Sinatra

47. “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

48. “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

49. “At heart, I guess I’m a saloon singer because there’s a greater intimacy between performer and audience in a nightclub.” – Frank Sinatra

50. “You better get busy living, because dying’s a pain in the ass.” – Frank Sinatra

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

52. “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

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

54. “I believe that God knows what each of us wants and needs.” – Frank Sinatra

55. “Then again, I love the excitement of appearing before a big concert audience.” – Frank Sinatra

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

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

58. “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

59. “I’ve been thinking about why you have to get famous to get an award for helping other people.” – Frank Sinatra

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

Frank Sinatra Quotes That Will Make You Contemplate

61. “Dare to wear the foolish clown face.” – Frank Sinatra

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

63. “Cock your hat—angles are attitudes.” – Frank Sinatra

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

65. “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

66. “Rock ‘n roll is sung, played and written for the most part by cretinous goons and by means of its almost imbecilic reiteration and sly, lewd, in plain fact, dirty lyrics—manages to be the martial music of every side-burned delinquent on the face of the earth.” – Frank Sinatra

67. “I’m just a singer, Elvis was the embodiment of the whole American culture.” – Frank Sinatra

68. “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

69. “I’m mad about good books, can’t get my fill.” – Frank Sinatra

70. “Orange is the happiest color.” – Frank Sinatra

71. “I could go on stage and make a pizza and they’d still come to see me.” – Frank Sinatra

72. “You came along and everything started to hum.” – Frank Sinatra

73. “You buy a Ferrari when you want to be somebody. You buy a Lamborghini when you are somebody.” – Frank Sinatra

74. “You’ve either got or you haven’t got style, and if you’ve got it you stand out a mile.” – Frank Sinatra

75. “Out of the tree of life I just picked me a plum.” – Frank Sinatra

Serious Frank Sinatra Quotes

76. “Las Vegas is the only place I know where money really talks—it says, ‘Goodbye.’” – Frank Sinatra

77. “Bad reviews I’ve gotten never diminished the number of people in my audience; good reviews have never added to the number of people in my audience; be your own critic.” – Frank Sinatra

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

79. “There is no more debilitating, crushing, self-defeating, sickening thing in the world to an individual or to a nation.” – Frank Sinatra

80. “I get an audience personally involved in a song—because I’m involved myself.” – Frank Sinatra

81. “What is the point of singing wonderful lyrics if the audience can’t understand what is being said or heard?” – Frank Sinatra

82. “I think that if you do the best you can in your life, you get your just reward. You sometimes give up a great deal to achieve a plane you’re looking for.” – Frank Sinatra

83. “I don’t know what other singers feel when they articulate lyrics, but being an 18-karat manic-depressive and having lived a life of violent emotional contradictions, I have an over acute capacity for sadness as well as elation.” – Frank Sinatra

84. “Most of what has been written about me is one big blur, but I do remember being described in one simple word that I agree with.” – Frank Sinatra

85. “The thing that influenced me most was the way Tommy played his trombone.” – Frank Sinatra

86. “It’s not something I do deliberately—I can’t help myself. If the song is a lament at the loss of love, I get an ache in my gut. I feel the loss myself and I cry out the loneliness, the hurt and the pain that I feel.” – Frank Sinatra

87. “But if you find that it’s important enough, then you do it. You have to decide. Even when you figure you’ve given up a great deal to get a small amount of something, the pain is only there for a short time. It really goes away.” – Frank Sinatra

88. “It was my idea to make my voice work in the same way as a trombone or violin—not sounding like them, but ‘playing’ the voice like those instrumentalists.” – Frank Sinatra

89. “It was in a piece that tore me apart for my personal behavior, but the writer said that when the music began and I started to sing, I was ‘honest.’” – Frank Sinatra

90. “Dean Martin is an absolute, unqualified drunk. And if we ever develop an Olympic drinking team, he’s gonna be the coach.” – Frank Sinatra

Beautiful Frank Sinatra Quotes and Lyrics to Remind You of His Songs

91. “Fly me to the moon, let me play among the stars.” – Frank Sinatra

92. “In the wee small hours of the morning, that’s the time you miss her most of all.” – Frank Sinatra

93. “Let’s close our eyes, and make our own paradise.” – Frank Sinatra

94. “I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate, a poet, a pawn, and a king.” – Frank Sinatra

95. “You lie awake and think about the girl, and never, ever think of counting sheep.” – Frank Sinatra

96. “How can I ignore the girl next door? I love her more than I can say.” – Frank Sinatra

97. “The moment I saw her smile, I knew she was just my style.” – Frank Sinatra

98. “Sometimes I wonder why I spend the lonely night dreaming of a song.” – Frank Sinatra

99. “Regrets—I’ve had a few; but then again, too few to mention.” – Frank Sinatra

100. “Want to cry, want to croon, want to laugh like a loon.” – Frank Sinatra

101. “You and your glance make this romance too hot to handle.” – Frank Sinatra

102. “You are all I long for all I worship and adore.” – Frank Sinatra

103. “We might have been meant for each other. To be or not to be, let our hearts discover.” – Frank Sinatra

104. “I’ve lived a life that’s full, I traveled each and every highway, and more, much more than this. I did it my way.” – Frank Sinatra

105. “Each time I find myself flat on my face, I pick myself up and get back in the race.” – Frank Sinatra

Frank Sinatra Quotes to Arouse Your Curiosity 

106. “Love and marriage, love and marriage, go together like a horse and carriage. This I tell ya, brother, you can’t have one without the other.” – Frank Sinatra

107. “You treat a lady like a dame and a dame like a lady.” – Frank Sinatra

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

109. “It is Billie Holiday who was, and still remains, the greatest single musical influence on me.” – Frank Sinatra

110. “Oh, I just wish someone would try to hurt you so I could kill them for you.” – Frank Sinatra

111. “Hello, this is a recording, you’ve dialed the right number, now hang up and don’t do it again.” – Frank Sinatra

112. “Someone said, ‘Drink the water,’ but I will drink the wine.” – Frank Sinatra

113. “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

114. “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

115. “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

116. “I shall miss him—Elvis—dearly as a friend. He was a warm, considerate and generous man.” – Frank Sinatra

117. “Dean Martin has been stoned more often than the United States embassies.” – Frank Sinatra

118. “Let’s just say that the place isn’t important, as long as everybody has a good time.” – Frank Sinatra

119. “It’s not necessary for us to make it to church on Sunday to reach Him. You can find Him anyplace.” – Frank Sinatra

120. “Whatever the quandary, it leaves you.” – Frank Sinatra

More Quotes From Famous Personalities That Talk About Frank Sinatra

121. “To sing with Frank Sinatra in any capacity at all is overwhelming.” – Linda Ronstadt

122. “Frank may once have been the idol of my Wichita teens, but his personal life was not a pretty picture.” – Barbara Sinatra

123. “I don’t drink much anymore, but when I traveled with Frank Sinatra, God rest his soul, I used to drink like I could do it.” – Don Rickles

124. “Michael’s the ultimate entertainer. After Michael Jackson, it’s Elvis Presley, Frank Sinatra, and Bruce Lee.” – Tracy Morgan

125. “My mother was against me being an actress—until I introduced her to Frank Sinatra.” – Angie Dickinson

126. “James Brown and Frank Sinatra are two different quantities in the universe. They represent two different experiences of the world.” – Imamu Amiri Baraka

127. “Frank Sinatra is the first punk, punk comes out of nowhere, punk is a rumor that spreads, that guts and perseverance mean more than anything else.” – Sarah Vowell

128. “My husband was also extremely private and never wrote his memoirs, although he did consider it for a while.” – Barbara Sinatra

129. “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

130. “No one has sounded like him before or since, and that’s something every young artist would want to strive for.” – Josh Groban

What Are Your Favorite Frank Sinatra Songs?

Frank Sinatra discovered his talent for singing at a young age and became a professional singer in his 20’s. He began his solo career after joining a local singing group.

Sinatra’s career spanned from the 1930s to the 1990s, and he was known for his soulful voice, acting skills, and great personality. He was regarded as a pop and jazz music legend, having sold over 150 million records worldwide.

Frank Sinatra’s songs are timeless because they address the joys and sorrows every man experiences, regardless of the decade he’s born in. It’s no surprise that his songs are still popular today.

What did you learn from this collection? Which quotes are your best picks? Please, leave a comment below.