Ambition is a dream with a V8 engine.
Every time I think that I'm getting old, and gradually going to the grave, something else happens.
I like to sing ballads the way Eddie Fisher does and the way Perry Como does. But the way I'm singing now is what makes the money.
I never expected to be anybody important.
When things go wrong don't go with them.
The army teaches boys to think like men.
I learned very early in life that: "Without a song, the day would never end; without a friend, a man ain't got a friend; without a song, the road would never bend- without a song" So I keep singing a song.
I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.
I don't think I'm bad for people. If I did think I was bad for people, I would go back to driving a truck, and I really mean this.
I happened to come along in the music business when there was no trend.
I have no use for bodyguards, but I have very specific use for two highly trained certified public accountants.
I hope I didn't bore you too much with my life story.
I knew by heart all the dialogue of James Dean's films; I could watch Rebel Without a Cause a hundred times over.
I learned how important it is to entertain people and give them a reason to come and watch you play.
I like entertaining people. I really miss it.
I miss my singing career very much.
A live concert to me is exciting because of all the electricity that is generated in the crowd and on stage. It's my favorite part of the business, live concerts.
Adversity is sometimes hard upon a man; but for one man who can stand prosperity, there are a hundred that will stand adversity.
After a hard day of basic training, you could eat a rattlesnake.
From the time I was a kid, I always knew something was going to happen to me. Didn't know exactly what.
I did the Ed Sullivan show four times. I did the Steve Allen show. I did the Jackie Gleason show.
I don't do any vulgar movements.
I sure lost my musical direction in Hollywood. My songs were the same conveyer belt mass production, just like most of my movies were.
I think I have something tonight that's not quite correct for evening wear. Blue suede shoes.
I was an only child, and Mother was always right with me all my life. I used to get very angry at her when I was growing up-it's a natural thing.