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

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

Never trust anyone completely but God.
Love people, but put your full trust only in God.
- Lawrence Welk

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.
- Lawrence Welk

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

 

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

This is the best biography by me I have ever read.
- Lawrence Welk

Sounds always fascinated me.
- Lawrence Welk

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

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

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.
- Lawrence Welk

You know, it's a long world.
- Lawrence Welk

One time I introduced my orchestra as the Shampoo Music
Makers instead of the Champagne Music Makers.
- Lawrence Welk

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.
- Lawrence Welk

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

There are good days and there are bad days,
and this is one of them.
- Lawrence Welk

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.
- Lawrence Welk

I have never been an innovator, a creative genius.
- Lawrence Welk

It's curious how we act in moments of personal despair.
- Lawrence Welk

The ones the listeners loved most of all in those early
years were the four Lennon girls who became the whole nation's little sisters.
- Lawrence Welk

In spite of the Depression, or maybe because of it,
folks were hungry for a good time, and an evening of
dancing seemed a good way to have it.
- Lawrence Welk

Music was my joy, my home, the one place I felt happy and secure.
- Lawrence Welk

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

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

My accent remained terrible.
It was very hard for me to initiate any conversation
with someone I didn't know.
- Lawrence Welk

Many times I wondered if I were truly carrying out God's plan for my life.
- Lawrence Welk

One thing all stage mothers share is an overpowering
ambition for their daughters.
- Lawrence Welk

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

Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life:
Each year has grown better than the last.
- Lawrence Welk

We really were a very musical family.
Father managed to buy us a small pump organ,
and I just loved this instrument.
- Lawrence Welk

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.
- Lawrence Welk

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

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

The first time I try anything is invariably not very successful.
I tend to grow slowly, but solidly.
- Lawrence Welk

Whenever you have a minute I'd like to see you right now.
- Lawrence Welk

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

When my parents first arrived there,
North Dakota had just been admitted to the Union,
and the country was still wild and harsh.
- Lawrence Welk

Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original harmonic patterns.
- Lawrence Welk

Night after night I could feel the chills go up and down my spine,
they played so well.
- Lawrence Welk

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.
- Lawrence Welk

The William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh...
was the place where Champagne Music was born.
- Lawrence Welk

To go against the dominant thinking of your friends,
of most of the people you see every day,
is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White

Forgiveness is an act of self-love and respect.
- don Miguel Ruiz

However many holy words you read, however many you speak,
what good will they do you if you do not act on upon them?
- The Buddha

I Act with Bold Courage:
Standing in the inspiring vision of my future,
I boldly take every step -
large and small - with courage and intent.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Heroes act in spite of their fear,
while the rest of us act because of our fear.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In great contests, each party claims to act
in accordance with the will of God.
Both may be, and one must be wrong.
- Abraham Lincoln

When you feel worried and depressed,
consciously form a smile on your face and act upbeat
until the happy feeling becomes genuine.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Neither a man nor a crowd nor a nation
can be trusted to act humanely
or to think sanely under the influence of a great fear.
- Bertrand Russell

It is an act of great Courage to forsake all Blame.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

There are no small acts of kindness.
Every compassionate act makes large the world.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Begin to act from your dominion.
Declare the truth by telling yourself
that there is nothing to be afraid of,
that you no longer entertain any images of fear.
- Ernest Holmes

I do not believe in a fate that
falls on men however they act;
but I do believe in a fate
that falls on them unless they act.
- The Buddha

Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

I will act as if what I do makes a difference.
- William James

We are what we repeatedly do.
Excellence then is not an act, but a habit.
- Will Durant (commonly attributed to Aristotle)

We can allow satellites, planets, suns, universe,
nay whole systems of universes, to be governed by laws,
but the smallest insect, we wish
to be created at once by special act.
- Charles Darwin

Choose wisely - then act decisively. Do it today!
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Protect your vision.
Prevail over adversity.
Persevere in the midst of turmoil.
Passionately act upon your convictions.
Purposely walk into the day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Whenever you do a thing,
act as if all the world were watching.
- Thomas Jefferson

Yes! it takes courage to act upon your dreams.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

When will our consciences grow so tender
that we will act to prevent human misery rather than avenge it?
- Eleanor Roosevelt

I am the owner of my choices.
I am the source for the perspectives I choose to hold...
regardless of how aware I am of why or how I come to possess
that particular perspective.
It takes courage to look into the mirror of our souls, absent excuses.
I will look into that mirror little bits at a time.
SEE and ACT. SEE what I can bear to see and ACT upon what I am able.
This is the heart of a gentle invitation to personal responsibility.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Love is an act of faith,
and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.
- Erich Fromm

Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts.
If you don't control what you think,
you can't control what you do.
Simply, self-discipline enables you
to think first and act afterward.
- Napoleon Hill

To give pleasure to a single heart by a single act
is better than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.
- Mohandas (Mahatma) Gandhi

Life is magnificent - just as it comes.
Life has no need for fancy clothes, or lipstick.
Life is no pig.
Our life is the greatest gift of all creation.
When we are unhappy with life -
when we are shocked by the stock market,
or dismayed by our choice of political candidates,
let us not lash out in anger.
But also, let us not try to pretty up life
with some lipstick and some party clothes.
See life clearly - no rose colored glasses -
and then CHOOSE to love life.
CHOOSE to be happy, be joyful, be grateful,
be forgiving of everyone and of every act
we believe has hurt us.
Life just "IS."
We get to CHOOSE our relationship with life.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

All that is necessary to break the spell
of inertia and frustration is this:
Act as if it were impossible to fail.
- Dorthea Brande

Do you want to know who you are?
Don't ask. Act!
Action will delineate and define you.
- Thomas Jefferson

Loving is the most unmitigated
and courageous act I perform in a day.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

We act as though comfort and luxury
were the chief requirements of life,
when all that we need to make us really happy
is something to be enthusiastic about.
- Charles Kingsley

Honor, Choose, Celebrate, Dream, Act, Relax
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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