John Cage Quotes

John Cage Quotes: Whether I make them or not, there are always sounds to be heard and all of them are excellent.
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John Cage Quote: Where does beauty begin? Where does it end? Where it ends is where the artist begins.
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Quotes about John Cage: The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.
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Quote about John Cage: There was a German philosopher who is very well known, his name was Immanuel Kant, and he said there are two things that don't have to mean anything, one is music and the other is laughter. Don't have to mean anything that is, in order to give us deep pleasure.
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John Cage Sayings: I was shocked at college to see one hundred of my classmates in the library all reading copies of the same book. Instead of doing as they did, I went into the stacks and read the first book written by an author whose name began with Z. I received the highest grade in the class. That convinced me that the institution was not being run correctly. I left.
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John Cage Saying: Artists talk a lot about freedom. So, recalling the expression
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Sayings about John Cage: My favorite music is the music I haven't yet heard
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Saying about John Cage: The responsibility of the artist consists in perfecting his work so that it may become attractively disinteresting.
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John Cage Quotes: Each moment presents what happens.
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John Cage Quote: Everyday is a beautiful day, Everything is pleasing
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Quotes about John Cage: We are living in a period in which many people have changed their mind about what the use of music is or could be for them. Something that doesn't speak or talk like a human being, that doesn't know its definition in the dictionary or its theory in the schools, that expresses itself simply by the fact of its vibrations. People paying attention to vibratory activity, not in reaction to a fixed ideal performance, but each time attentively to how it happens to be this time, not necessarily two times the same. A music that transports the listener to the moment where he is.
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Quote about John Cage: It was at Harvard not quite forty years ago that I went into an anechoic [totally silent] chamber not expecting in that silent room to hear two sounds: one high, my nervous system in operation, one low, my blood in circulation. The reason I did not expect to hear those two sounds was that they were set into vibration without any intention on my part. That experience gave my life direction, the exploration of nonintention. No one else was doing that. I would do it for us. I did not know immediately what I was doing, nor, after all these years, have I found out much. I compose music.
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John Cage Sayings: People who aren't artists often feel that artists are inspired. But if you work at your art you don't have time to be inspired.
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John Cage Saying: An artist conscientiously moves in a direction which for some good reason he takes, putting one work in front of the other with the hope he'll arrive before death overtakes him.
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Sayings about John Cage: My favourite music is the music I haven't yet heard. I don't hear the music I write: I write in order to hear the music I haven't yet heard.
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Saying about John Cage: I believe the use of noise to make music will increase until we reach a music produced through the aid of electrical instruments which will make available for musical purposes any and all sounds that can be heard.
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John Cage Quotes: We are simple-minded enough to think that if we were saying something we would use words. We are rather doing something. The meaning of what we do is determined by each one who sees and hears it.
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John Cage Quote: I never had a hat, never wore one, but recently was given a brown suede duck-hunting hat. The moment I put it on I realized I was starved for a hat. I kept it warm by putting it on my head. I made plans to wear it especially when I was going to do any thinking. Somewhere in Virginia, I lost my hat.
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