Quotations About / On: MUSIC

  • 41.
    All art constantly aspires towards the condition of music.
    (Walter Pater (1839-1894), British essayist, critic. Studies in the History of the Renaissance, "The School of Giorgione," (1873).)
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  • 42.
    People whose sensibility is destroyed by music in trains, airports, lifts, cannot concentrate on a Beethoven quartet.
    (Witold Lutoslawski (b. 1913), Polish composer. Independent on Sunday (London, Jan. 13, 1991).)
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  • 43.
    Listen to them. Children of the night, what music they make.
    (Garrett Fort (1900-1945), U.S. screenwriter. Tod Browning. Count Dracula (Bela Lugosi), Dracula, in his castle, when he hears wolves howling (1931). From the play adapted by Hamilton Deane and John Balderston (1899-1954).)
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  • 44.
    Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously.
    (Henry Miller (1891-1980), U.S. author. "With Edgar Varèse in the Gobi Desert," The Air-Conditioned Nightmare (1945).)
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  • 45.
    A dense undergrowth of extension cords sustains my upper world of lights, music, and machines of comfort.
    (Mason Cooley (b. 1927), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Eighth Selection, New York (1991).)
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  • 46.
    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).)
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  • 47.
    A nation creates music—the composer only arranges it.
    (Mikhail Glinka (1804-1857), Russian composer. Quoted in Theatre Arts Magazine (New York, June 1958).)
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  • 48.
    Music proposes. Sound disposes.
    (Babette Deutsch (1895-1982), U.S. poet. "Electronic Concert," line 1 (1969).)
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  • 49.
    Today, music heralds ... the establishment of a society of repetition in which nothing will happen anymore.
    (Jacques Attali (b. 1943), Algerian-born French economist, writer. Noise: The Political Economy of Music, ch. 1 (1977).)
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  • 50.
    When you are listening to music it is better to cover your eyes than your ears.
    (José Bergamín (1895-1983), Spanish writer. El cohete y la estrella (The Rocket and the Star), p. 42, Madrid, Biblioteca de Indice (1923).)
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