Meredith Willson Quotes

Who was Meredith Willson?

Robert Reiniger Meredith Willson was an American composer, conductor, playwright, and author.

Born May 18, 1902
Died June 15, 1984
Aged 82 years old

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Best 8 Quotes by Meredith Willson

“Most playwrights go wrong on the fifth word. When you start a play and you type 'Act one, scene one', your writing is every bit as good as Arthur Miller or Eugene O'Neill or anyone. It's that fifth word where amateurs start to go wrong.”

“Never let the demands of tomorrow interfere with the pleasures and excitement of today.”

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“A man can't turn tail and run just because a little personal risk is involved.”

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“I don't know about you, but I'd like to make today worth remembering.”

The Music Man

“The coward dies a thousand deaths — the brave man only five hundred.”

The Music Man

“There were birds in the sky, but I never saw them winging, No I never saw them at all, until there was you.”

The Music Man

“Where is the good in goodbye?”

The Music Man

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“You pile up enough tomorrows, and you'll find you are left with nothing but a lot of empty yesterdays.”

The Music Man

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