The Best Bobby Darin quotes

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What can you learn from the life of Bobby Darin? How do you become a successful entrepreneur? What makes someone a great leader? There is no one answer to these questions, but Bobby Darin’s life provides some valuable insights. This quotes compilation looks at the highs and lows of his career, and how he became one of the most successful performers in history. If you’re looking for inspiration, or simply want to discover about this fascinating figure, then keep reading.

Discover the most known Actors, Films, Love, Audience, Time, Life, Character quotes from Bobby Darin, and much more.


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About Bobby Darin

birth of the author

May 14, 1936

death of the author

December 20, 1973

occupation of the author

Singer, Songwriter, Actor

date of the author

Years Active:

genre of the author

Jazz, Rock And Roll, Traditional Pop, Big Band, Blues, Swing And More.

instrument of the author

Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Drums, Harmonica, Xylophone And More.

institution of the author

Decca, Atco, London, Capitol, Brunswick, Atlantic And More.


One can never take the cynicism one comes across in life too seriously. โ€” Kevin Spacey

I don’t care if I never do another TV show in my life. โ€” Bobby Darin

My entire life has been a lie. โ€” Bobby Darin

What I like about Britain is that I can live a normal life here. โ€” Kevin Spacey

i don t care if i never do another tv show in my life Bobby Darin quote

It’s a really wonderful thing to focus your life on something other than your own personal career and ambition. โ€” Kevin Spacey

Show me any top entertainer or top business executive, and I’ll show you a guy who has mapped out his life from the very start. โ€” Bobby Darin


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I have never played a game in my life. โ€” Kevin Spacey

I am so leading the life that I want and wanted and dreamed of as a kid. I’m trying very hard not to abuse it or take advantage of it. โ€” Kevin Spacey

Why not sit around a Beverly Hills pool collecting residual cheques? That is not the kind of life I want. โ€” Kevin Spacey

And I certainly won’t lay out areas of my life that I think are just private. โ€” Kevin Spacey

If you look back through history in the United States, there have been very few landslide elections. Half the country always voted for someone else. โ€” Kevin Spacey

When the story is good enough, people can watch something three times the length of an opera. โ€” Kevin Spacey


I want to make it faster than anyone has ever made it before. I’d like to be a legend by the time I’m 25. โ€” Bobby Darin

Over the years, I’ve spent a lot of time in Washington. It’s a great theater town. โ€” Kevin Spacey

I think that there was a period of timeโ€“and I would reckon it was about 12 yearsโ€“where I was just determined to see if I could build a career for myself. โ€” Kevin Spacey

People say, ‘If you open a movie online at the same time as in movie theatres, no one is going to go to the movies.’ That’s just not true. People love to go out and have a shared experience; they always will. โ€” Kevin Spacey

My philosophy is to take one day at a time. I don’t worry about the future. Tomorrow is even out of sight for me. โ€” Bobby Darin

I can imagine there is going to come a time when someone will do 13 hours of a story without breaks. โ€” Kevin Spacey

It was as though all my hostilities, anxieties, and conflicts were in one ball that was flying away into space, farther from me all the time, leaving me content with myself. โ€” Bobby Darin

I find it sad that by not talking about who I sleep with, that makes me mysterious. There was a time when I would have been called a gentleman. โ€” Kevin Spacey

There does seem to be in the U.S. now an ideology and an entrenchment that has stopped people doing what they are hired to do, which is govern rather than run for office the whole time. โ€” Kevin Spacey

I open myself up every time I walk on screen and give you everything that I am. There are parts of me that are in every movie that I’ve done. That to me is what my job is. โ€” Kevin Spacey

I don’t even think in terms of ambition. โ€” Kevin Spacey


As an actor, you’re always nervous as to what a director will do with something. โ€” Kevin Spacey

i think flip wilson is a brillant comedian Bobby Darin quote

There are ways in which you can make sure that even if people come to the theatre because they know an actor or actress, by the end, they’ve forgotten that, and they leave going, ‘Wowโ€“what an amazing play.’ โ€” Kevin Spacey

Being an actor sometimes requires that you ask yourself questions you’d rather not know the answers to. โ€” Kevin Spacey

Clarence Darrow was a unique and courageous man. Several of my favourite actors have played Darrow… Henry Fonda, Orson Welles and Spencer Tracy. โ€” Kevin Spacey

The stigma that used to exist many years ago, that actors from film don’t do television, seems to have disappeared. That camera doesn’t know it’s a TV camera… or even a streaming camera. It’s just a camera. โ€” Kevin Spacey

If you’re not concerned about maintaining an image, you can pursue roads that another actor might not take. โ€” Kevin Spacey

I realized that I needed to be anonymous on the street and somebody else on the stage. I had tried to put my street self on the stage, but what they want is an actor on stage. โ€” Bobby Darin

There are a lot of people out there who offer roles to actors because they’ll elevate their movie to a place the movie would never reach. โ€” Kevin Spacey

If there is one thing I object to, it’s actors talking about how tough their jobs are. โ€” Kevin Spacey

I felt that I shouldn’t be an actor who just makes movie after movie in a quest for prestige and money. โ€” Kevin Spacey

I’ve always found it strange that a director can hire any designer he wants from any country. But if he hires a foreign actor, it’s like he’s stolen the crown jewels and run across the river with them. โ€” Kevin Spacey

Just call me a family man and an actor who digs his whole scene, side interests and all. Just say I feel mighty good at the ripe old age of 27. โ€” Bobby Darin

I think Flip Wilson is a brillant comedian. โ€” Bobby Darin


I don’t want to be able to see the audience. โ€” Bobby Darin

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The audience, the place you’re in, has everything to do with how your performance goes. โ€” Kevin Spacey

I’m attracted to things that are challenging and fun and interesting, and it certainly seems that audiences enjoy them as well. โ€” Kevin Spacey

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The next day I was in my school’s production of All My Sons. This was the performance where I realized something was happening between me and the audience that I hadn’t recognized before. โ€” Kevin Spacey

While data can only tell you what has happened in the past, it can in some ways give you a sense of what might be of interest to an audience in the future. โ€” Kevin Spacey


Maybe I should quit the business. There’s no one left for me to love. Mama’s dead. Mr. Burns couldn’t care less about me. What’s left? โ€” Bobby Darin

As the years have gone on, I find one of the dangers of watching dailies… is you fall in love with moments. โ€” Kevin Spacey

I don’t know what it is to love the way they loveโ€“they would jump off a bridge for me. I can’t do that. I can only say, I owe you. โ€” Bobby Darin

i ve got a dream lover so i don t have to dream alone Bobby Darin quote

I like being able to go to a local pub and have great food and particularly love pubs that welcome my dogs. โ€” Kevin Spacey

Living in London has become incredible. I suppose it’s easy to love where you live if you love what you’re doing. But this is not just a visit: it’s my home. โ€” Kevin Spacey

Any fool knows that bravado is always a coverโ€“up for insecurity. That’s the truth. And on that note, I’ll say goodnight. God love you. โ€” Bobby Darin

I’ve got a dream lover, so I don’t have to dream alone. โ€” Bobby Darin


Secondarily, I think films that are driven by music also terrify studios. โ€” Kevin Spacey

Directing a film was something I was yearning to do. I always wanted to see if I had the capacity to be a good storyteller. โ€” Kevin Spacey

There’s no doubt that some of the greatest films ever made have come from the theater. It’s all a matter of finding a way to make the theater experience watchable on film. โ€” Kevin Spacey

The process of doing a play is an organic one, and the process of doing a film is totally inorganic. โ€” Kevin Spacey

I’ve never done a movie that’s shot more than 40 days because I just don’t do those kinds of films. โ€” Kevin Spacey

But I feel that I have a responsibility to help the film and I have relations with the studio and with those who put up the money so that I can tell a story that I believe in. โ€” Kevin Spacey

I’ve taken the experiences that I’ve had in the theatre and applied them to film and television and now games. โ€” Kevin Spacey

I decided I was going to give up singing and concentrate on acting, and a result of that, I didn’t do another film for two to three years, and I don’t blame it on anybody but myself. โ€” Bobby Darin

It’s not even about being negative. It’s just being unsettled, unsatisfied, unfinished. โ€” Kevin Spacey


Have we become so celebrityโ€“obsessed that there is no longer a difference between a character and an actor? I hope not. โ€” Kevin Spacey

I don’t categorize characters into one syllable. These are fullyโ€“rounded characters that I don’t judge; I just play them. โ€” Kevin Spacey

Francis Underwood was entirely based on Richard III. When Michael Dobbs wrote ‘House of Cards’ in the original British series, Richard III is what he based the character on. โ€” Kevin Spacey

The less you know about me, the easier it is to convince you that I am that character on screen. It allows an audience to come into a movie theatre and believe I am that person’. โ€” Kevin Spacey

Audiences grew to like this duality of feeling, where you’re both championing a character and you’re revolted by them. โ€” Kevin Spacey

Games are advancing in terms of storytelling and trying to create a character, and it’s a brand new audience for me. โ€” Kevin Spacey

You just play what a writer writes, in terms of what a character chooses to do and how a character chooses to deal with their various relationships. โ€” Kevin Spacey

There are times when you do a play when you are living in the character over a twoโ€“andโ€“aโ€“halfโ€“hour period or longer, and you come to the end of the night, and you can feel like you were hit by a truck. โ€” Kevin Spacey

I mean we all played as kids. You play games, you take on different characters, you imitate; the fun and the love of play has never left me. โ€” Kevin Spacey

BOBBY DARIN Quotes Take Away

Bobby Darin was an American singer, songwriter and actor who is known for his hits like “Splish Splash” and “Mack the Knife.” He was also a talented jazz musician. What many people don’t know about him, however, is that he was a huge advocate for learning. In fact, he once said “Don’t be afraid to study. Be afraid not to.” This quote is inspiring because it encourages us to continue learning even when we feel intimidated or uncertain. It’s a reminder that no matter how much we know, there’s always more to learn.

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