Tony Bennett quotes

Born
August 3, 1926, New York City, U.S.

Occupation
Singer.

Tony Bennett is an American singer.

I don’t look down to an audience. I look up to them. They respond to quality.
– Tony Bennett
Don’t try to be just like some other singer hitting it big – find your own style and be honest in your performances. And never underestimate your audience.
– Tony Bennett
I can’t ask for more out of life, and the more I learn, the less I know.
– Tony Bennett
I have been very fortunate to have been able to make a living from what I love to do best – performing and singing for people.
– Tony Bennett
It helps to know there is going to be continuity.
– Tony Bennett
I don’t disrespect the audience. I only sing very well-written, intelligent songs.
– Tony Bennett
My goal as a creative person is to express truth and beauty in whatever I do.
– Tony Bennett
I knew very early that somehow I would sing and draw and paint my whole life.
– Tony Bennett
If you are creative, you get busier as you get older.
– Tony Bennett
I plan to do my next two albums with Lady Gaga . She is quite a talent.
– Tony Bennett
I have an awful lot to learn. My dream is to get better and better as I get older.
– Tony Bennett
When the uncreative tell the creative what to do, it stops being art.
– Tony Bennett
Luckily for his audiences, Bennett doesn’t tire of singing I Left My Heart. … that song made me a world citizen. And when I do it, it always feels like the first time.
– Tony Bennett
I try to tell the story about the song with the believability that I’ve lived it myself and I understand what it’s all about.
– Tony Bennett
I think if you have a passion for what you do then there are no limitations on how long or how much you can accomplish.
– Tony Bennett
I’m still learning about music. The best way to learn is to listen to the audience. When you listen to the audience, they will tell you what they like. I wish these big corporations, instead of telling the audience what they should have, would listen.
– Tony Bennett
Sometimes the teacher would tell me that if you’re singing a love song and you just don’t feel it with a person or something you’ve experienced, just think of a dog or cat that you love.
– Tony Bennett
To work is to feel alive.
– Tony Bennett
If you follow your passion, you’ll never work a day in your life.
– Tony Bennett
I always feel the audience is my best teacher.
– Tony Bennett
That song helped make me a world citizen. It allowed me to live, work and sing in any city on the globe. It changed my whole life.
– Tony Bennett
Just give a drum roll, announce my name & I come out & sing. I have a contract that says I’m a singer. So I sing.
– Tony Bennett
You can’t teach it [jazz singing]. There’s nobody who can teach you how to sing jazz. Either you know how to sing jazz, or you don’t.
– Tony Bennett
It’s the kind of turn that happened to the great country of Germany, when Nazis came over and created tragic things, and they had to be told off. And if we continue this kind of violence and accept it in our country, the rest of the world’s going to really take care of us, in a very bad way.
– Tony Bennett
Someday, when I’m awfully low, and the world is cold, I will feel a glow just thinking of you, and the way you look tonight.
– Tony Bennett
I’m not the type of person who likes to look backwards. I’ve always felt compelled to move forward and I’ve never been one to dwell in the past. All the people I’ve met, all the places I’ve been, and all the things that I’ve done have simply been part of who I am.
– Tony Bennett
I have a very strong passion to sing and paint. I’m really a student.
– Tony Bennett