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John Cage - Quotes

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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. ---->>>

I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones. ---->>>

I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry.

I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry.

There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot. ---->>>

It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of 'culture.' ---->>>

If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all. ---->>>

When we separate music from life we get art. ---->>>

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.

We need not destroy the past. It is gone. ---->>>

Ideas are one thing and what happens is another. ---->>>

The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature, in her manner of operation. ---->>>

It's useless to play lullabies for those who cannot sleep. ---->>>

We are involved in a life that passes understanding and our highest business is our daily life. ---->>>

We carry our homes within us which enables us to fly. ---->>>

Biography

Name: John Cage
Nationality: American
Born: 09-05, 1912
Birthplace:
Die: 08-12, 1992
Occupation: Composer
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John Milton Cage Jr. (September 5, 1912 – August 12, 1992) was an American composer, music theorist, writer, philosopher, and artist. A pioneer of indeterminacy in music, electroacoustic music, and non-standard use of musical instruments, Cage was one of the leading figures of the post-war avant-garde (wikipedia)