Facts about John Cage

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John Cage was a famous Composer from USA, who lived between September 5, 1912 and August 12, 1992.

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He/she is born under the zodiac virgo, who is known for Analyzing, Practical, Reflective, Observation, Thoughtful. Our collection contains 14 quotes who is written / told by John.

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Famous quotes by John Cage (14)


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"When we separate music from life we get art"
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"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.""
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"We are involved in a life that passes understanding and our highest business is our daily life"
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"There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing"
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"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"
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"It's useless to play lullabies for those who cannot sleep"
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"Ideas are one thing and what happens is another"
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"We need not destroy the past. It is gone"
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"We carry our homes within us which enables us to fly"
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"I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry"
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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"
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"I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones"
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"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"
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"The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature, in her manner of operation"


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