Day: March 22, 2015

Happy Birthday, Stephen…

Two of the hardest words in the language to rhyme are life and love. Of all words! Art, in itself, is an attempt to bring order out of chaos. I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken; the choosing was not. You have to move on. Stop worrying if your vision is new. Let others make that decision; they usually do. – Dot, from Sunday in the Park with George Everybody faces a blank piece of paper, no matter what they’ve written or painted or composed before. I can’t imagine approaching every single new project with-without doubt. I was raised to be charming, not sincere. – the Prince, from Into the Woods Every writer I’ve ever spoken to feels fraudulent in some way or other. Gotta watch out for directors. Lyrics have to be underwritten. That’s why poets generally make poor lyric writers because the language is too rich. You get drowned in it. Stephen Sondheim – whose birthday we remember today. My favorite of all his work …