John Cage : Best Quotes

John Cage : Best Quotes

22 inspiring composer quotes - Classic FM

  • “Everything you do is music, and everywhere is the best seat.”
  • “Good music can act as a guide to good living.”
  • “I have nothing to say, and I am saying it.”
  • “We need not destroy the past. It is gone.”
  • “It is not irritating to be where one is. It is only irritating to think one would like to be somewhere else.”
  • “My favorite piece of music is the one we hear all the time if we are quiet.”
  • “The act of listening is in fact an act of composing.”
  • “There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.”
  • “Ideas are one thing and what happens is another.”
  • “We carry our homes within us which enables us to fly.”

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  • “Value judgments are destructive to our proper business, which is curiosity and awareness.”
  • “Which is more musical: a truck passing by a factory or a truck passing by a music school?”
  • “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.”
  • “Art’s purpose is to sober and quiet the mind so that it is in accord with what happens.”
  • “Beware of losing what isn’t in your head.”
  • “Be happy whenever you can manage it. Enjoy yourself. It’s lighter than you think.”
  • “As far as consistency of thought goes, I prefer inconsistency.”
  • “All great art is a form of complaint”
  • “Every something is an echo of nothing”
  • “Our business in living is to become fluent with the life we are living, and art can help this.”

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  • “The emotions – love, mirth, the heroic, wonder, tranquility, fear, anger, sorrow, disgust – are in the audience.”
  • “Get yourself out of whatever cage you find yourself in.”


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