Top 100 Engelbert Humperdinck Quotes

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“Naughtiness is a part of growing up. It starts when you’re a toddler and never ends.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“Ghosts exist.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I have always looked after my little girl – my wife – and made sure she is in the safest hands possible at all times. She was always an unbelievably strong woman.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I am a faith healer. My prayers have immense power, which I utilise whenever I can.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“There are so many people getting dementia. It is like an epidemic now. It is a terrible disease because once you get it, your life changes completely.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I don’t think you should rely on medicine. I think you should rely upon herbal doctors, acupuncture, and doctors outside the medical world, with different kinds and forms of treatment.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I’ve had Harleys on both sides of the Atlantic, so I’m a lover of a Harley motorcycle.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I really enjoy what I do. And if you want a lasting career, you have to work at it. Keep it current. Keep it fresh.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I bought Jayne Mansfield’s mansion in L.A. after her death. I had met her in England and remembered her perfume. When I moved in, I could smell her, and I saw her apparition.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“Elvis stole his sideburns from me.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“Retirement has never entered my mind for one moment because I don’t feel the age I am – and I don’t act it, and I don’t speak like it. When God calls me, that’s when I stop. Until then, I’m going to just keep going.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I was very unsure of myself when I was young and an ugly little beggar with protruding teeth, so I used to lie on them at night to try to straighten them.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I’ve always loved romantic songs.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I play golf and ride my motorcycle – my Harley – around the hills of California.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I have represented romance all my life. Some have called me the ‘King of Romance.’”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I’ve had many highs in my career, and Eurovision has been a wonderful experience.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“The pomp, power, and military bombast of ‘La Marseillaise’ draws me into the history of France and my own. The surname I was born with was French: D’Orsay; perhaps an ancestor was amongst those troops that marched to this evocative anthem for the first time as they entered Paris 200 years ago!”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“’La Marseillaise’ sounds best ringing around a packed sports stadium. Its lyrics evoke revolution, conflict, taking up arms, preparing for the fight – everything my music does not! Even in our largely peaceful times, it retains its rousing, martial air that gives it a power that hasn’t diminished.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“When the BBC approached me, it just felt right for me to be a part of an institution like Eurovision.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I had tuberculosis in my mid-20s. I didn’t have much work, was living in a damp London basement in a sleeping bag, and ate only every other day. I looked rough and felt very run down.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“My father was 91 when he passed away of natural causes, and my mother died aged 88. She had a heart condition and had many heart attacks throughout her life, but she had ten children, so that would have put a strain on her body.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“When I’m working, I always eat around 5:30-6 P.M. I don’t eat anything after that because I don’t think you should put anything into your body before bed.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I have a nine handicap in golf – I can always find time for a round – and I’m on my treadmill and cross-trainer every day.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I do like rude jokes. They’re men jokes.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I’m very superstitious.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I have a very good sense of humour. I love telling jokes, especially on the golf course.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“The Walker Brothers, they were a talented pair of people. I thought that Scott had a very fine voice.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I don’t put faces on a dartboard. I just love the game, and I think I play it very well.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I do believe I did see UFOs, in Leicester.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“From me growing up with a large family and everybody singing around the Christmas tree, it was a wonderful, wonderful upbringing.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“’Driving Home For Christmas’ is just a great Christmas song because people are in their cars and driving home.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I try to keep myself young as possible. I vow to never let my hair go grey.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“When I’m performing, sometimes a lyric will touch on my personal life, and it can be difficult to sing. For instance, when I sing ‘How I Love You,’ I’ll choke up.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I hate holding grudges.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“The best feeling I get is when I walk on stage.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I never wanted to be a movie star because it takes up too much of your time. I prefer the style of touring and making new music.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I always feel discontent, like there’s somewhere else to go, somewhere else to be. I’m a very ambitious person.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“As long as I can make albums, I will.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“If I’m off the road, I get itchy feet. It’s my work, my job.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“There was a time I’d do 300 shows a year.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I had a home in Las Vegas for about eight years, starting in 1978.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“The vocal chords are like most other muscles that need to be worked out.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I thing Ed Sheeran is fantastic.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I still get nervous before every performance.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“In my early days, I sang rock stuff, but the career didn’t kick until ’67.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“My first manager was Gordon Mills, who I’d met right at the beginning. We shared a flat in London and traveled with rock bands doing one-nighters. Later, he became a songwriter and manager whose stable was Tom Jones, Gilbert O’Sullivan, and myself.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“The man who became a big influence in my life was Dean Martin. He started my career in Las Vegas. When I came to Las Vegas, he put his name on the marquee: ‘Dean Martin presents Engelbert Humperdinck.’ And I’m the only one he ever did that for.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“At seventeen years old, I found out I could sing, and I got up and sang in a club, and I got a big hand, and I thought, ‘I’m gonna continue this.’ So that’s how it all began.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“Eventually, when I recorded ‘Release Me,’ it sort of stamped my style, and I’ve followed in that vein ever since.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I’m a TV buff. I watch television.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I always take a hot shower before I go onstage. It’s so refreshing. I let the steam into my throat. That’s the way I warm up my vocal cords – in the shower. I start by humming and then finally singing.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I drink a lot of water and a lot of wine. I’m a wine drinker. Red wine, preferably.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I work out: I do a little jump-rope. I punch a bag in the gym. I do the treadmill. I do stationary-bike exercise. I maintain a healthy diet.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I recorded songs with a great deal of meaning, songs of lasting material. That’s the legacy I want to leave behind – a legacy of love.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“Gene Simmons and I look so much alike!”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I learned a lot from Elvis. He never took his image seriously. So many performers today put their image before themselves. It can ruin them. Like Elvis, I never took my image seriously.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I don’t ever want to think my time is up as a performer. I have been afforded the opportunity to sell 150 million albums, to travel to places I never thought I would go. I’m going to keep on performing. I hope it never ends.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“A man can be as sexy as he wants to be.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I know I haven’t spent a lot of time with my children because my job takes me all over the world and takes me away from my children, but I’ve given them a good education and security. If anything happens to me, my children’s future is well-secured. So I think I’ve done well as a father.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I’m a very good husband. And a very good father.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“My first manager chose the name Engelbert Humperdinck for me. My real name is Arnold George Dorsey. It didn’t really quite hit the entertainment industry the way it should have. But when my manager chose the name Engelbert Humperdinck, I had a hit record immediately, which was called ‘Release Me.’”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I’ve had more paternity suits than casual suits.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I can go in front of thousands of people on stage and not be afraid, but when there’s just a few people, that scares me.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“My job is to entertain people and make them happy. I’m blessed to be able to do that.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I like the name Engelbert. It’s unusual. But Humperdinck? Not so much.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I am not a circus performer.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“There are times when adverse publicity has hit my life, but these things are the growing pains of showbiz marriage.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I am a balladeer. People fall in love to ballads, and that is what makes the world go round.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I’ve seen many great performers on stage, from Dean Martin to Celine Dion, but nothing beats the first time I saw Elvis. There was no pomp, no pyrotechnics, nothing to distract you from the raw talent of the man in the white jumpsuit.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I had a mustache for 10 years.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I have dreams where everything will disappear or go away, so I’m always working harder each year.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I’ve always believed applause is food for an artist.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“My fans have supported me in concerts around the world regardless of how well my current album was selling.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“In my concerts, I’m always doing new songs, so someone seeing me for the first time or many times before will be pleasantly surprised and hopefully entertained.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“When people hear romantic songs, they fall in love.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“There’s something very special about playing Las Vegas, and I never tire of being here.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I don’t have the slightest idea of how to do vocal exercises or scales or anything like that, but I did always know to breath properly from the stomach. I’m a pop singer and never really felt I needed more.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“In the end, I didn’t think I was good enough to use sax as a stage performer to get where I wanted, and thank God I chose my voice as my instrument instead. You need to be honest with yourself, and I was.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“Fifty – it’s going to be for the rest of my life. I’m going to count myself as a 50-year-old, sing like I’m 50, and act like I am, too. That’s how I feel, and I believe if you have that frame of mind, it keeps you young.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“My family has always been important to me.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I think prayer is one of the greatest healers around, more than medication.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“There used to be Engelbert dolls with sideburns. Now they sell Elvis dolls with the sideburns, but I don’t begrudge him that.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“Do you know what they say about big hands? Big gloves!”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“When I first got successful, I was particularly aware of being immaculate at all times, so I would get on a plane in one outfit, and get off in another. It doesn’t happen in today’s world, but when you are met by the press at both ends, you do have to.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“There is no harm in showing your feelings. It’s not unmanly.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I’ve been to New Zealand before, many times. And of course it has a significance to me because I do have something that’s very special in New Zealand. I have ’10 Guitars,’ which is a very popular song, and I understand it’s like the second national anthem over there.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I played to the biggest audience I’ve ever played to in my life in New Zealand. I couldn’t see the end of the crowd. I understand it was over 200,000 people in a park somewhere.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“When I walk on stage, it’s a release valve for me. Life is stressful anyway, so therefore, when I walk on stage, it releases all those stressful situations, and I feel good about myself.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I love what I do, and I’m glad that people still love what I do. I’m booked, I come there, I do my job, and I hope they like what I bring to them.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I have a very staunch following, and I’ve had fan clubs all over the world. And these people I term as my ‘cheerleaders’ – my ‘spark plugs.’”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I don’t want to slow down. It’s my life. I love being on the road and giving concerts.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“When I first started singing, I didn’t know which direction to take – I sang rock & roll and all kinds of things.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I like Bruno Mars a lot. I think he’s great.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“The job of an artist is to entertain and not get involved with politics. We give the people in the countries we are visiting a good show – that’s the purpose of an entertainer.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“If you don’t put out material that’s going to last, you’re not going to last.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“My music has been my passport to the world, and it’s been amazing for me.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I think it’s important to have a sense of humor. You have to be able to laugh at yourself.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I don’t take my image seriously. I make fun of the fact that some people think I’m a romantic figure.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“I love to smile. I love to laugh. I like to hear jokes. For instance, when I’m on the road, every night I watch ‘Seinfeld.’ I find it somewhere. I think it’s so funny, and I watch the repeats over and over again.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck

“If I’m in a city I haven’t been in before, I believe if I go into a church and ask a favor, it will be granted. It’s part of my belief, and that’s what I do.”

― Engelbert Humperdinck
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