Lawrence Welk Quotes

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

By: Lawrence Welk

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

By: Lawrence Welk

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

By: Lawrence Welk

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

By: Lawrence Welk

One thing all stage mothers share is an overpowering ambition for their daughters... view

By: Lawrence Welk

One time I introduced my orchestra as the Shampoo Music Makers instead of the Champagne Music Makers... view

By: Lawrence Welk

Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original harmonic patterns... view

By: Lawrence Welk

Sounds always fascinated me... view

By: 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... view

By: 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... view

By: Lawrence Welk

The William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh... was the place where Champagne Music was born... view

By: 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... view

By: Lawrence Welk

There are good days and there are bad days, and this is one of them... view

By: Lawrence Welk

This is the best biography by me I have ever read... view

By: Lawrence Welk

Whenever you have a minute I'd like to see you right now... view

By: Lawrence Welk

You know, it's a long world... view

By: Lawrence Welk

Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God... view

By: Lawrence Welk

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

By: 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... view

By: Lawrence Welk

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

By: Lawrence Welk

Music was my joy, my home, the one place I felt happy and secure... view

By: Lawrence Welk

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

By: Lawrence Welk

It's curious how we act in moments of personal despair... view

By: 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... view

By: 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... view

By: Lawrence Welk

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

By: Lawrence Welk

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

By: Lawrence Welk

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

By: 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... view

By: 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... view

By: Lawrence Welk

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

By: Lawrence Welk

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

By: Lawrence Welk

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

By: Lawrence Welk

I realized some of the pitfalls of being well-known.. view

By: Lawrence Welk

I have never been an innovator, a creative genius... view

By: Lawrence Welk

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

By: 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... view

By: 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... view

By: Lawrence Welk

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

By: Lawrence Welk

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

By: Lawrence Welk