62 Inspirational Tiny Tim Quotes On Success In Life

Herbert Butros Khaury also known as Herbert Buckingham Khauryand known professionally as Tiny Tim, was an American singer, ukulele player, and musical archivist. He is best remembered for his cover hits “Tiptoe Through the Tulips” and “Livin’ in the Sunlight, Lovin’ in the Moonlight”, which he sang in a falsetto voice. These Tiny Tim quotes will motivate you.

Best Tiny Tim Quotes

  1. Remember, it’s better to be a has-been than a never-was.
  2. Death is never polite, even when we expect it.
  3. There are a lot of ups and downs. But there are always people who have it worse.
  4. I read in one of the scandal sheets that there are UFO aliens living right now down deep in the Antarctic. I believe those things.
  5. As long as those pretty girls notice me, I don’t care if they say, ‘Ghastly, horrible’… I live for the beautiful angels.
  6. Boy George was only 7 years old when I was hot in ’68.
  7. In this business, you gotta hustle.

  8. I believe that President Nixon was right in what he did at Watergate. Lack of respect for authority and things like socialism are turning this into a weak, effeminate country.
  9. I don’t believe in Women’s Liberation. No, no, no, no, no. Not at all.
  10. I’m a very difficult person to live with.
  11. Night after night in the ’50s, I traveled all over New York City. The promoter had 10 acts, and the winner each night would get five dollars; second place would get three dollars, and third place would get two dollars. He always put the best acts on last so the people wouldn’t walk out, and the worst acts went on first. He always put me on first.
  12. If the club was empty, I sang to the chairs.
  13. I always wanted to be a big star.
  14. I remember in ’37 when trolley cars were so big in New York. It was five cents for a ride… There used to be open-air buses, and you could go up a spiral staircase and sit up on top. Those were great, great days.
  15. I had this old wind-up phonograph when I was a kid, and I’d listen to records. And the radio.

  16. I don’t believe in birth control.
  17. I don’t want people to think lm hypocritical.
  18. America lost its face with the debacle of the Vietnam War.
  19. I knew that someday I would be discovered.
  20. The biggest blunder in the history of this country was when President Truman pulled General MacArthur out of China.
  21. I’m like a pitcher. I’m either on or off.
  22. I hope I don’t give music a bad name.
  23. I always love the smell of a bat and a glove, or a hockey puck in the winter time.
  24. I’m the first has-been star singer ever to sing with the circus. I mean, Presley sang with the circus, but that was before he became a star.
  25. I was in Australia in 1983 and did a stunt in a lion’s cage.
  26. Believe it or not, I’d love to go to the moon. Tiny Tim

  27. I’m the first has-been star singer ever to sing with the circus. I mean, Presley sang with the circus, but that was before he became a star.
  28. As long as my voice is here, and there is a Holiday Inn waiting for me, then everything’s just swell.
  29. Believe it or not, I’d love to go to the moon.
  30. We’ve all got setbacks.
  31. If you go back to the minors, you have to start swinging and hitting the ball again. I’ve been in the minors since the ’70s semipros, let’s put it that way.
  32. The devil reigns in me more than in any man I can think of. Tiny Tim

  33. You sing fast and hope to get out.
  34. I saw ‘Cynthia’ five times.
  35. I had this image before Boy George, before the Beatles, before the Rolling Stones.
  36. I keep recording and recording, but they always stay on the rack and never get out there.
  37. When I first went on the ‘Johnny Carson show’, the band did not want me, and Carson did not want me. If the audience had not received ‘Tiptoe’ so overwhelmingly, I do not believe Carson would have let me come over to be on the panel after the song.
  38. We hear about the Gershwins, the Kerns, and the Berlins, but there were some great little writers like Theodore Morse, Charles K. Harris, and Ernest R. Ball, who wrote ‘Let the Rest of the World Go By.’
  39. Don’t bury me with anyone old.
  40. Some of the best things in life cost just $2.

  41. There is nothing like youth.
  42. I was trying to find an original style that didn’t sound like Tony Bennett or anyone else. So I prayed about it, woke up with this high voice, and by 1954, I was going to amateur nights and winning.
  43. One day in 1952, I woke up with a high voice.
  44. The only thing I pray for is the strength to go out without complaining.
  45. I am ready for anything that happens.
  46. In this business, you’re as good as your last hit record, and mine was more than 26 years ago.
  47. I don’t know why, but I felt as if I was always behind the eight ball, so to speak.

  48. It was not easy to go into a subway in 1955 at eight o’clock in the morning smelling nice and hanging on the rails with white make-up. I could see people nudging each other saying, ‘What is that?’
  49. My parents had to work hard, and I was always looking for a way to make it big – for their sakes as well as my own.
  50. They say I spend too much money, so they take it and put it away for me. What do I spend it on? Oh, old records and presents and things
  51. When a person attacks, it’s rough.
  52. Better to marry unhappily 100 times than to live happily forever in sin.
  53. I want to get a hit record, and I know I can be good in horror movies.
  54. If the cap ain’t on my Crest, if it’s squeezed from the middle and not the bottom, there’s a problem.
  55. Whenever I sang, I said to myself, ‘Maybe tonight.’ I would never let down, no matter how few people were listening.
  56. I’m the type of person, I cannot waste time.

  57. I love the past. I read about the past all the time.
  58. The only thing I think of is the next hit record.
  59. As long as you’re recording and they pay the fee, it’s like a lottery ticket. You never stop trying.
  60. At the start of the ’50s, I had short hair. And I was getting nowhere.
  61. I always bring my little ukelele along in my shopping bag which my dear, sweet father bought me. After all, you just never know when a song might come along.
  62. I don’t think I’m turning back the clock by doing these old tunes. I love rock and roll and popular music. It’s just that the spirits of the singers whose songs I do are living within me. That’s why the songs come out in the voices of the original singers. I’m not doing imitations. That’s the way they sound inside me.

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