Over and over I marvel at the blessings of my life: Each year has grown better than the last.
There are good days and there are bad days, and this is one of them.
Never trust anyone completely but God. Love people, but put your full trust only in God.
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.
Dreams do come true, even for someone who couldn't speak English and never had a music lesson or much of an education.
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.
If any performer has quality in his voice he can almost always be helped to develop all the other necessary attributes.
If I live to be 90, and I'm planning to, I'll always love performing for a live audience.
It's curious how we act in moments of personal despair.
Many times I wondered if I were truly carrying out God's plan for my life.
I just wrote a book, but don't go out and buy it yet, because I don't think it's finished yet.
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.
I played a Spaniard. I looked about as Spanish as any other fair-skinned German.
I always worried I'd forget my lines or say the wrong words or the audience would laugh in the wrong places.
Duke Ellington was famous for hs very original harmonic patterns.
By 1969, when I celebrated 45 years in the music business, I also had 45 people in our musical family.
When my parents first arrived there, North Dakota had just been admitted to the Union, and the country was still wild and harsh.
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.
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.
To be granted some kind of usable talent and to be able to use it to the fullest extent of which you are capable - this, to me, is a kind of joy that is almost unequaled.
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.
I like clean ladies and nice ladies.
Boys, if you don't stick together, how do you expect me to follow you-ah?
We really were a very musical family. Father managed to buy us a small pump organ, and I just loved this instrument.
This is the best biography by me I have ever read.
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