Home Bemorecreative

Creative Quotations from . . .
John Cage
(1912-1992) born on
Sep 05
US composer, poet, essayist, painter, pianist. His avante-garde, inventive compositions and unorthodox ideas, e.g. with 12-tone scales, profoundly influenced mid-20th-century music.
         
   
F
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 acquisitiuon of "culture."

R
It's useless to play lullabies for those who cannot sleep.
A
I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.
N
If you don't have enough time to accomplish something, consider the work finished once it's begun.
K
If someone says can't, that shows you what to do.
 
Be More Creative

Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Forerunners of Modern Music; At Random," in Tiger's Eye (New York, March 1949; repr. in Silence, 1961).
R: In "The Speaker's Electronic Reference Collection," AApex Software, 1994.
A: From "Journey in Word," ed. Cyndi Craven; an internet collection of quotations
N: In "Webster's Electronic Quotebase," ed. Keith Mohler, 1994.
K: In <a href="http://www.cyber-nation.com/cgi-bin/victory/quotations/qlreferral/quotelib.pl?id=10115">The Ultimate Success Quotations Library</a>, 1997.
   


copyright 1996-2014 by Baertracks at bemorecreative.com