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Into the Woods Into the Woods by Stephen Sondheim
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“Though it's fearful,
Though it's deep, though it's dark
And though you may lose the path,
Though you may encounter wolves,
You can't just act,
You have to listen.
you can't just act,
You have to think.
Though it's dark,
There are always wolves,
There are always spells,
There are always beans,
Or a giant dwells there.
So into the woods you go again,
You have to every now and then.
Into the woods, no telling when,
Be ready for the journey.
Into the woods, but not too fast
or what you wish, you lose at last.
Into the woods, but mind the past.
Into the woods, but mind the future.
Into the woods, but not to stray,
Or tempt the wolf, or steal from the giant--

The way is dark,
The light is dim,
But now there's you, me, her, and him.
The chances look small,
The choices look grim,
But everything you learn there
Will help when you return there.

The light is getting dimmer..

I think I see a glimmer--

Into the woods--you have to grope,
But that's the way you learn to cope.
Into the woods to find there's hope
Of getting through the journey.
Into the woods, each time you go,
There's more to learn of what you know.
Into the woods, but not too slow--
Into the woods, it's nearing midnight--
Into the woods to mind the wolf,
To heed the witch, to honor the giant,
To mind, to heed, to find, to think, to teach, to join, to go to the Festival!
Into the woods,
Into the woods,
Into the woods,
Then out of the woods--
And happy ever after!”
Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods
“You're so nice. You're not good, you're not bad, You're just nice. I'm not good, I'm not nice, I'm just right. I'm the witch. You're the world.”
Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods
“Oh if life were made of moments
Even now and then a bad one--!
But if life were only moments,
Then you'd never know you had one.”
Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods
“Sometimes people leave you
Halfway through the wood
Others may decieve you
You decide what's good
You decide alone
But no one is alone”
Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods
“The difference between a cow and a bean is a bean can begin an adventure.”
Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods
“Careful the things you say,
Children will listen.
Careful the things you do,
Children will see.
And learn.

Children may not obey
But children will listen.
Children will look to you
For which way to turn,
To learn what to be.

Careful before you say,
"Listen to me."
Children will listen.”
Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods
“Was that me? Yes it was. Was that him? No it wasn't..
Just a trick of the woods!
Just a moment,
One peculiar passing moment.
Must it all be either less or more,
Either plain or grand?
Is it always 'or'?
Is it never 'and'?
That's what woods are for:
For those moments in the woods...
Oh, if life were made of moments,
Even now and then a bad one--!
But if life were only moments,
Then you'd never know you had one.
First a witch, then a child, then a Prince, then a moment--
Who can live in the woods?
And to get what you wish, only just for a moment--
These are dangerous woods..
Let the moment go..
Don't forget it for a moment, though.
Just remembering you had an 'and,' when you're back to 'or,'
Makes the 'or' mean more than is did before.
Now I understand--
And it's time to leave the woods.”
Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods
“Slotted spoons don't hold much soup...”
Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods
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“Best to take the moment present
As a present for the moment”
Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods
“Must it all be either less or more,
Either plain or grand?
Is it always 'or'?
Is it never 'and'?
That's what woods are for:
For those moments in the woods...
Oh, if life were made of moments,
Even now and then a bad one--!
But if life were only moments,
Then you'd never know you had one.

...to get what you wish, only just for a moment--
These are dangerous woods!
Let the moment go...
Don't forget it for a moment, though.
Just remembering you had an 'and,' when you're back to 'or,'
Makes the 'or' mean more than is did before.
Now I understand--
And it's time to leave the woods.”
Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods
“I was raised to be charming, not sincere. I didn’t ask to be born a King, and I am not perfect. I am only human.”
James Lapine Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods
“Although how can you know                   Who you are till you know                   What you want, which you don’t?                   So then which do you pick:”
James Lapine Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods
“Must it all be either less or more,                   Either plain or grand?                   Is it always “or”?                   Is it never “and”?”
James Lapine Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods
“Must it all be either less or more,                   Either plain or grand?”
James Lapine Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods
“People make mistakes,                   Holding to their own,                   Thinking they’re alone.”
James Lapine Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods
“Chris Pine as Cinderella’s prince”
James Lapine Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods
“Oh, if life were made of moments,                   Even now and then a bad one—!                   But if life were only moments,                   Then you’d never know you had one.”
James Lapine Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods
“If it were not for the thicket— RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE:                   A thicket’s no trick.                   Is it thick? CINDERELLA’S PRINCE:                   It’s the thickest. RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE:                   The quickest                   Is pick it                   Apart with a stick— CINDERELLA’S PRINCE:                   Yes, but even one prick—                   It’s my thing about blood. RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE:                   Well, it’s sick! CINDERELLA’S PRINCE:                   It’s no sicker                   Than your thing with dwarves. RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE:                   Dwarfs. CINDERELLA’S PRINCE:                   Dwarfs . . . RAPUNZEL’S PRINCE:                   Dwarfs are very upsetting. BOTH:                   Not forgetting                   The tasks unachievable,                   Mountains unscalable—                   If it’s conceivable                   But unavailable,                   Ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah-ah—                   Agony!”
James Lapine Stephen Sondheim, Into the Woods