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Lawrence Welk Quotes

By 1969, when I celebrated 45 years in the music business, I also had 45 people in our musical family.

Conversation didn't seem necessary when I put the accordion down and swung some young lady around the floor.

Dreams do come true, even for someone who couldn't speak English and never had a music lesson or much of an education.

Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original harmonic patterns.

For a while we had trouble trying to get the sound of a champagne cork exploding out of the bottle. I solved the problem by sticking my finger in my mouth and popping it out.

His act may start out slow, but it tapers off.

I always worried I'd forget my lines or say the wrong words or the audience would laugh in the wrong places.

I expected to be a farmer like my father and brothers. Life seemed pleasant and orderly.

I have a tremendous desire to learn, and to grow, and to develop whatever I have that will make for any kind of improvement in me.

I have never been an innovator, a creative genius.

I just had an idea that went right over my head.

I just wrote a book, but don't go out and buy it yet, because I don't think it's finished yet.

I knew nothing of the real life of a musician, but I seemed to see myself standing in front of great crowds of people, playing my accordion.

I played a Spaniard. I looked about as Spanish as any other fair-skinned German.

I realized some of the pitfalls of being well-known; it was nice if you were successful, but it made it just that much harder to take when you failed.

I was so anxious to succeed that I made a practice of appearing on all the disc jockey shows I could, in order to publicize the band.

If any performer has quality in his voice he can almost always be helped to develop all the other necessary attributes.

If I live to be 90, and I'm planning to, I'll always love performing for a live audience.

If they can't hum it after we play it, it's not for us.

If you put all your strength and faith and vigor into a job and try to do the best you can, the money will come.