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Bobby Vinton Quotes

Please enjoy these encouraging quotes by Bobby Vinton.

I was smart, to tell you the truth.
I'm not really bright, but I'm not stupid.
- Bobby Vinton

I must tell you, to get started today must be very
difficult 'cause whatever it takes today is very tough.
They have to invest a million dollars in a video just
to see if you have a hit record.
- Bobby Vinton

They said hey look, The Beatles deserve to be number one,
not Bobby Vinton.
We're gonna cut your tires.
Change that listing.
They were dedicated at the time.
- Bobby Vinton

I remember Mick Jagger asking me 'hey,
how do you guys feel about us coming over here and
taking all the play from you guys?' I said 'Well,
in a way, you have eliminated all my competition.
- Bobby Vinton

 

I did have a big following in the upper New York area.
I was at the New York State Fair a few times over the years.
I have areas that I say are my areas.
- Bobby Vinton

The whole format of entertainment that I did seems to be fading away.
The music business of today is completely different
when you see the videos and the music.
- Bobby Vinton

It's just different today.
Nobody seems to last too long these days.
I wouldn't know how to get started today.
- Bobby Vinton

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Hey, we've all been to high school We've seen the in-crowds.
Most of us have been in the outer crowds,
the people who weren't in.
Although I was never in, I was selling records and was very happy.
- Bobby Vinton

All around as a person, on right decisions,
on holding your money, on doing your trade,
a good education is a must.
I don't think I would've done as good without an education.
- Bobby Vinton

I had a big troupe, a big army and it was a lot of fun.
And, after 10 years of that, I just decided that I
wanted to travel and do special dates.
I go to Las Vegas these days.
- Bobby Vinton

Everything they say about Elvis today is true.
He was just one great guy.
He wasn't jealous of anyone.
I would say Elvis was really someone special when you add it all up.
- Bobby Vinton

As far as critics, I'm not a hip guy.
I was never on drugs.
Nobody ever felt sorry for me 'cause I went straight or found God.
I always had God.
I've always like, played by the rules.
- Bobby Vinton

I played Big Band jazz music.
I wasn't into rock and roll.
I was just there because it was a living.
I surprised everyone.
I'm still surprising people.
- Bobby Vinton

I saw an Elvis Presley movie Jailhouse Rock,
where he gets out of jail and makes his own records
and takes them to the radio stations himself.
And then, he puts records in the store.
After seeing that, I made records an put them in stores.
- Bobby Vinton

I would sell 2 million records, a million went to teenagers
and a million went to the adults.
So, when The Beatles became so popular,
I lost a million to the teenagers, but I was still
selling a million to the adults.
- Bobby Vinton

To me, there was nothing greater than to play for an
audience and to entertain people and that has stayed with me all these years.
- Bobby Vinton

To me, there is nothing better than me going into the
studio with a live band and hearing those violins and
that echo and that sound.
I mean I loved it.
- Bobby Vinton

Nobody really thought I was going to make it,
because I was a musician.
I really wasn't a singer.
- Bobby Vinton

Unfortunately, a lot of people are stupid.
They take drugs.
They get drunk and do all the wrong things in life.
I just played it straight.
- Bobby Vinton

Times were changing.
Clothes were changing.
Morals were changing.
We went from romantic loves songs like I used to do to rock 'n roll.
Now that has changed to rap.
So, there's always a new generation with new music.
- Bobby Vinton

I was a schooled musician.
When I made 'Blue Velvet', I told everyone what to do.
I was an arranger.
I learned music in school I told the band to play this.
I told the guitar to do that.
- Bobby Vinton

When I owned the theater, I had the Glen Miller Orchestra.
I had 20 girls singing and dancing.
I had a cast of characters.
It was a big group production, as well as ushers,
ticket takers.
- Bobby Vinton

I had been on tour with people like Roy Orbison.
I knew Bobby Darin, Sam Cooke.
So many great performers.
- Bobby Vinton

Today, you're either very big or you're playing stadiums
or you're not playing anymore.
You're either popular where everybody will go to a
20,000 seat arena to see you or they won't go to see you at all.
- Bobby Vinton

Sammy Davis, I backed him up.
I used to study him every night.
I saw how great performers worked and was able to incorporate
a little bit from the best.
- Bobby Vinton

Most of those takes were one take.
I made those records in three minutes.
I didn't have time to get nervous or scared the first time I sang it.
It was all 'live' and I enjoyed it so much.
- Bobby Vinton

Everybody goes through a stage where you have it.
And, all of a sudden, you don't have it anymore.
You get older and the audience gets younger.
- Bobby Vinton

All my songs were solo voices.
Just me singing.
In fact, that was the gimmick - no gimmick.
Just singing straight with not too much background.
- Bobby Vinton

Session musicians kind of respected me because what
I was talking about made sense.
That all came from an education.
Believe me, education does you more good.
Maybe that's the reason I've been around so long.
- Bobby Vinton

Live boldly. Laugh Loudly. Love Truly.
Play as often as you can
Work as smart as you are able.
Share your heart as deeply as you can reach.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We must respect the other fellow's religion,
but only in the sense and to the extent
that we respect his theory that
his wife is beautiful and his children smart.
- H. L. Mencken

Work as smart as you are able.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Mind Chatter...
"I'm too fat; I'm too thin; and my hair is a fright;
And I'm never enough; and my world is not right;
I'm not smart; I'm not cute; I'm not strong; I'm a bust
I earn scorn; I earn hate; I'm no good; I disgust."
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

At the beginning, we are in relationship
because we are attracted to the other person -
we think they are sexy, smart, funny,
whatever it is that we find appealing.
But very quickly, the focus of the relationship
turns to whether we feel appreciated.
If we don't feel appreciated, we don't feel loved.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of
questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just
in time to ask questions?
- Scott Adams

Remind people that profit is the difference between revenue and expense.
This makes you look smart.
- Scott Adams

Success is a lousy teacher.
It seduces smart people into thinking they can't lose.
- Bill Gates

I think we have to act like stars because it is expected of us.
So we drive our big cars and live in our smart houses.
- Maurice Gibb

If you want to achieve things in life,
you've just got to do them, and if you're talented and smart,
you'll succeed.
- Juliana Hatfield

Be as smart as you can, but remember that it is always
better to be wise than to be smart.
- Alan Alda

I'm not the smartest fellow in the world,
but I can sure pick smart colleagues.
- Franklin D. Roosevelt

It's not that I'm so smart,
it's just that I stay with problems longer.
- Albert Einstein

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

Well, I think that people are smart enough to understand
the difference between a movie and real life.
- Nick Cassavetes

Don't dumb it down.
The audience is smart and gets what you are doing.
- Bruce Paltrow

I want to make smart television.
- Michael Ironside

I do believe all actors are smart.
- Ron Silver

I'm not under too much of an illusion of how smart
or un-smart I am because filmmaking ultimately is about teamwork.
- Guy Ritchie

I was black growing up in an all-white neighborhood
so I felt like I just didn't fit in.
Like I wasn't as good as everybody else or as smart,
or whatever.
- Halle Berry

Positioning the brand and regaining trust are all smart
things for us to do and those are the litmus tests
for any decisions we make.
- John McKinley

People who are funny and smart and return phone calls
get much better press than people who are just funny and smart.
- Howard Simons

Living in the past is a Jethro Tull album,
not a smart poker strategy.
- Richard Roeper

I'm not that tough; I'm not that smart.
I need life telling me who I am, showing me my mind constantly.
I wouldn't see it in a cave.
- Richard Gere

Obsession is an attractive thing.
People who are really, really interested and good at
one thing and smart are attractive,
if they're men.
- Meryl Streep

My role isn't to be politically smart.
My role is to do what's right under the constitution.
And if that's politically unpopular,
so be it.
- Rose E. Bird

Boston is actually the capital of the world.
You didn't know that? We breed smart-ass,
quippy, funny people.
Not that I'm one of them.
I just sorta sneaked in under the radar.
- John Krasinski

My guess is more reporters probably vote Democrat than Republican -
just because I think reporters are smart.
- Jerry Springer

If you are looking for smart judging based on merit,
skip the Academy Awards next year and pay attention
to the Independent Spirit Awards.
- Annie Proulx

Ice T was just a pleasure to work with.
He was a smart gentleman.
- Judd Nelson

Everyone can get a little sloppy with cash and it's smart to notice.
But what's squeezing you is the big stuff you ladle onto your credit cards.
- Jane Bryant Quinn

You see a lot of smart guys with dumb women,
but you hardly ever see a smart woman with a dumb guy.
- Erica Jong

I think to be a successful comic, you have to be exceptionally
smart and exceptionally perceptive.
- Christopher Meloni

Hollywood views regular people as children,
and they think they're the smart ones who need to tell
the idiots out there how to be.
- Trey Parker

Many of them are doing it because they are concerned about smart growth.
- Lee Scott

Let's just be smart this time.
I'm looking for smart.
- Joe Biden

I'm not comparing Bush to Adolf Hitler -
because George Bush,
for one thing, is not as smart as Adolf Hitler.
- David Clennon

Anyone who devotes time and attention to what makes people tick,
to me, is a smart person.
- Ron Silver

Shakespeare in Love...
such smart writing of an alternative view of history,
and such beautiful acting.
Like most Americans, I'm a sucker for the accent.
- Anita Diament

Comedy is only as stupid as you are smart.
- Brian Celio

I talked about becoming stupid, but I've always been stupid.
Fortunately I've been just smart enough to realize that I'm stupid.
- Larry Wall


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