How good bad music and bad reasons sound when we are marching into battle against an enemy.
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 3, p. 325, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Dawn, "Fifth Book," aphorism 557, "Into Battle Against an Enemy," (1881).)
Your remark that clams will lie quiet if music be played to them, was superfluousentirely superfluous.
(Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835-1910), U.S. author. 1870. The regular editor, in "How I Edited an Agricultural Newspaper," p. 415, Mark Twain: Collected Tales, Sketches, Speeches, & Essays, 1852-1890, Library of America (1992).)
"Beer, tobacco, and music," he went on. "Behold the Fatherland."
(Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. Originally published as Der Zauberberg, Fischer (1924). The Magic Mountain, ch. 4, p. 112, trans. by Helen T. Lowe-Porter, The Modern Library, McGraw-Hill (1955).
Settembrini's characterization of Germany.)