Best Quotes by Stephen Sondheim (Top 10)

  1. If I cannot fly, let me sing.
  2. Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.
  3. I prefer neurotic people. I like to hear rumblings beneath the surface.
  4. Bit by bit, putting it together... Piece by piece, only way to make a work of art. Every moment makes a contribution, Every little detail plays a part. Having just the vision's no solution, Everything depends on execution, Putting it together, that's what counts.
  5. Sometimes people leave you halfway through the wood. Others may decieve you - you decide what's good. You decide alone, but no one is alone. People make mistakes. Fathers, mothers, people make mistakes, holding to their own, thinking they're alone. Honor their mistakes. Fight for their mistakes. Witches can be right. Giants can be good. You decide what's right. You decide what's good.
  6. Work is what you do for others, liebchen. Art is what you do for yourself.
  7. Best to take the moment present as a present for the moment. . .
  8. I read to see myself in other people's lives.
  9. One difference between poetry and lyrics is that lyrics sort of fade into the background. They fade on the page and live on the stage when set to music.
  10. Music straightjackets a poem and prevents it from breathing on its own, whereas it liberates a lyric. Poetry doesn't need music; lyrics do.

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