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Stephen Sondheim

Read through the most famous quotes from Stephen Sondheim

If I cannot fly, let me sing.

— Stephen Sondheim

#singing #song #music

Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos.

— Stephen Sondheim

#attempt #bring #chaos #itself #order

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.

— Stephen Sondheim

#between #difference #fade #into #live

Now, this one might be a little stringy, but then again, it's fiddle player." That isn't fiddle player, it's piccolo player." How can you tell?" It's PIPING hot!" Then blow on it first!

— Stephen Sondheim

#sweeney #todd #humor

Unless the object of the singer’s affection is a vampire, surely what Hart means is unphotogenic. Only vampires are unphotographable, but affectionate ‘-enic’ rhymes are hard to come by.

— Stephen Sondheim

#lyricism #my-funny-valentine #rhymes #songwriting #valentine

Music straightjackets a poem and prevents it from breathing on its own, whereas it liberates a lyric. Poetry doesn't need music; lyrics do.

— Stephen Sondheim

#lyricists #music #poetry #music

I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken; the choosing was not. You have to move on.

— Stephen Sondheim

#choice #choosing #chose #i #may

Every writer I've ever spoken to feels fraudulent in some way or other.

— Stephen Sondheim

#every #feels #fraudulent #i #other

Nice is different than good.

— Stephen Sondheim

#good #nice #than

The nice thing about doing a crossword puzzle is, you know there is a solution.

— Stephen Sondheim

#crossword #doing #know #nice #puzzle

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" Lane said of the day "We love our corporate sponsors and we love their money but there's something sacred about naming a theatre and there's something about this that is right and just. What I've found out and what I believed is that everybody is talented. The Stephen Sondheim Society's Student Performer of the Year Competition
An annual event the competition gives 12 young musical theatre students from top UK drama schools and universities the opportunity to compete for a prize of £1000.

He is the winner of an Academy Award eight Tony Awards (more than any other composer)including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre eight Grammy Awards a Pulitzer Prize and the Laurence Olivier Award. haɪm/; born March 22 1930) is an American composer and lyricist known for his contributions to musical theatre. Cameron Mackintosh has described Sondheim as "possibly the greatest lyricist ever.

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