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Stephen Sondheim (born March 22, 1930 – November 26, 2021) is an American stage musical and film composer and lyricist, one of the few people to win an Academy Award, multiple Tony Awards (seven, more than any other composer), multiple Grammy Awards, and a Pulitzer Prize.
- There's a place for us, Somewhere a place for us
Peace and quiet and open air wait for us, Somewhere.
There's a time for us, Some day a time for us
Time together with time to spare, time to look, time to care, Someday.
Somewhere we'll find a new way of living.
We'll find a way of forgiving, Somewhere.'
- Lyrics to [[Somewhere (song)|"Somewhere" in West Side Story (1957 play; 1961 film)
- I'm a lazy writer. My idea of heaven is not writing. On the other hand, I'm obviously compulsive about it.
- Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies (2001 ed): Art. Stephen Sondheim p. 408
- Without question, Steve is the best Broadway lyricist, past or present.
- Arthur Laurents; in Halliwell's Who's Who in the Movies (2001 ed): Art. Stephen Sondheim p. 408