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Quotations About / On: MUSIC

  • 21.
    Syncopations are no indication of light or trashy music, and to shy bricks at "hateful ragtime" no longer passes for musical culture.
    (Scott Joplin (1868-1917), U.S. pianist, composer. The School of Ragtime, preface (1908).)
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  • 22.
    I hear noises which others don't hear and which disturb for me the music of the spheres, which others don't hear either.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 23.
    Classic music is th' kind that we keep thinkin'll turn into a tune.
    (Kin Hubbard (F. [Frank] Mckinney Hubbard) (1868-1930), U.S. humorist, journalist. Comments of Abe Martin and His Neighbors (1923).)
  • 24.
    Applause that comes thundering with such force you might think the audience merely suffers the music as an excuse for its ovations.
    (Greil Marcus (b. 1945), U.S. rock journalist. "Elvis: Presliad," Mystery Train (1976).)
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  • 25.
    Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
    (Frank Zappa (1940-1993), U.S. rock musician, and Peter Occhiogrosso. The Real Frank Zappa Book, ch. 8 (1989).)
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  • 26.
    A woman's two cents worth is worth two cents in the music business.
    (Loretta Lynn (b. 1930), U.S. singer. Quoted in Los Angeles Times (May 26, 1974).)
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  • 27.
    If you really believe music is dangerous, you should let it go in one ear and out the other.
    (José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 70, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
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  • 28.
    Technology is a servant who makes so much noise cleaning up in the next room that his master cannot make music.
    (Karl Kraus (1874-1936), Austrian writer. Trans. by Harry Zohn, originally published in Beim Wort genommen (1955). Half-Truths and One-and-a-Half Truths, University of Chicago Press (1990).)
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  • 29.
    A lot of pop music is about stealing pocket money from children.
    (Ian Anderson (b. 1947), British rock musician. Rolling Stone (New York, Nov. 30, 1989).)
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  • 30.
    The first condition for making music is not to make a noise.
    (José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 67, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
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