Quotes by: Lawrence Welk

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Lawrence Welk
Welk with Norma Zimmer, 1961
Born (1903-03-11)March 11, 1903
Strasburg, North Dakota, U.S.
Died May 17, 1992(1992-05-17) (aged 89)
Santa Monica, California, U.S.
Cause of death Bronchopneumonia
Resting place Holy Cross Cemetery, Culver City, California
Occupation Musician, accordionist, bandleader, and television impresario
Spouse(s) Fern Veronica Renner
(m. 1931)
Children Shirley Welk, Donna Welk, Lawrence "Larry" Welk, Jr.

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
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 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
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
One time I introduced my orchestra as the Shampoo Music Makers instead of the Champagne Music Makers.
Lawrence Welk
One thing all stage mothers share is an overpowering ambition for their daughters.
Lawrence Welk
Many times I wondered if I were truly carrying out God's plan for my life.
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
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 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
If I live to be 90, and I'm planning to, I'll always love performing for a live audience.
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
Night after night I could feel the chills go up and down my spine, they played so well.
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
The William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh... was the place where Champagne Music was born.
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
Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last.
Lawrence Welk
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