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By 1969, when I celebrated 45 years in the music business, I also had 45 people in our musical family.
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Conversation didn't seem necessary when I put the accordion down and swung some young lady around the floor.
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Dreams do come true, even for someone who couldn't speak English and never had a music lesson or much of an education.
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Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original harmonic patterns.
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Father was the head of the house in true Germanic tradition, and not a one of us would have dared to cross him.
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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.
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For years the Edgewater Beach Hotel had been a kind of symbol to me. Back home on the farm I used to lie with the radio close to my ear, listening to broadcasts from that hotel.
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His act may start out slow, but it tapers off.
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I always worried I'd forget my lines or say the wrong words or the audience would laugh in the wrong places.
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I began to think that for every step forward, we took two steps backward.
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I expected to be a farmer like my father and brothers. Life seemed pleasant and orderly.
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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.
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I have never been an innovator, a creative genius.
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I invited all kinds of radio entertainers and press people in to hear our orchestra. Word began to get around that Welk was an easy mark and some of them began to take advantage of me.
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I just had an idea that went right over my head.
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I just let it in one ear and out the top of my head.
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I just wrote a book, but don't go out and buy it yet, because I don't think it's finished yet.
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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.
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I loved to go to church, but even if there had been no music nothing could have kept any one of us from attending Mass every Sunday.
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I played a Spaniard. I looked about as Spanish as any other fair-skinned German.
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I realized nobody could give me the rest and relaxation I needed. I made myself stay home, read books, take naps, play golf, but all the time I was aching to go down to the studio.
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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.
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I still cringe when I remember our first Christmas show. Everyone's temper was frayed around the edges. We went off the air to screams of protests.
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I thanked the Dodge dealers for considering our show and promised to do a good job for them if they sponsored the Music Makers.
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I was 68 years old. I had been performing with my orchestra for a long, long time. We had just been through a stunning upset together. But our future was brighter than ever.
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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.
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I would remember the days on the farm when I hid behind a chair whenever company came to call.
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If any performer has quality in his voice he can almost always be helped to develop all the other necessary attributes.
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If I live to be 90, and I'm planning to, I'll always love performing for a live audience.
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If they can't hum it after we play it, it's not for us.
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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.
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In a way, our system was an extension of the Christian philosophy of love-in-action. How truly blessed all of us were.
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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.
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It's at the Corn Palace in Mitchell, South Dakota, that we get to see Edna Stoner, my number one fan.
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It's curious how we act in moments of personal despair.
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It's the first time I ever got a standing ovation in the sky.
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Lois Best came to join us as our very first Champagne Lady. We were in good shape again.
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Louis Armstrong was one of the greatest trumpet artists of the day and had a tremendous following.
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Many times I wondered if I were truly carrying out God's plan for my life.
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Music was my joy, my home, the one place I felt happy and secure.
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My accent remained terrible. It was very hard for me to initiate any conversation with someone I didn't know.
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Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God.
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Night after night I could feel the chills go up and down my spine, they played so well.
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One thing all stage mothers share is an overpowering ambition for their daughters.
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One time I introduced my orchestra as the Shampoo Music Makers instead of the Champagne Music Makers.
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Our stage backdrop always carried a huge poster of the Miller Girl in the Moon trademark.
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Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last.
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President Eisenhower's secretary called to tell me the General wanted to play golf with me. Ike was there, putting me at ease immediately.
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Sounds always fascinated me.
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The children were a great joy to me as they grew up. Fern was the disciplinarian in the family.
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The curtain was my responsibility. It was a tedious job to take the wire out every night and then fold up the curtain.
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The first time I try anything is invariably not very successful. I tend to grow slowly, but solidly.
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The Lennon Sisters added a great deal to our musical history. When they first joined us, they could not read music, and they sang accompanied only by a piano or a celeste or a guitar.
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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.
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The relief I felt whenever I had finished speaking was overwhelming. I wanted to crawl under the piano with embarrassment.
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The William Penn Hotel in Pittsburgh... was the place where Champagne Music was born.
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There are good days and there are bad days, and this is one of them.
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These people looked on us more as old friends than they did as TV performers. It made us try even harder to entertain them.
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This is the best biography by me I have ever read.
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To me each show is so special, it's almost impossible to single one out.
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We began broadcasting June 1, 1949, from New York, and we became known as Miller's Ambassadors.
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We had truly exceptional people in our organization, people with strong characters.
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We really were a very musical family. Father managed to buy us a small pump organ, and I just loved this instrument.
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We received so many requests from television stations across the nation to go on with our program that we decided to go into syndication.
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When my parents first arrived there, North Dakota had just been admitted to the Union, and the country was still wild and harsh.
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Whenever you have a minute I'd like to see you right now.
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You know, it's a long world.
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