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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.
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."

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

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