Find the best quotes by John Cage.
We carry our homes within us which enables us to fly.
When we separate music from life we get art.
Ideas are one thing and what happens is another.
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 need not destroy the past. It is gone.
I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry.
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…
The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature, in her manner of operation.
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…
There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.
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…
I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.
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…
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