John Cage

1812 - 1992

A Quote by John Cage on beauty, art, artist, artists, end, begin, and beginning

Where does beauty begin? Where does it end? Where it ends is where the artist begins.

John Cage (1812 - 1992)

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A Quote by John Cage on beauty

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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.

John Cage (1812 - 1992)

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A Quote by John Cage on possession

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.

John Cage (1812 - 1992)

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A Quote by John Cage on silence, life, hear, and see

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

John Cage (1812 - 1992)

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A Quote by John Cage on death, justice, secrets, and thought

There are no secrets. It's just we thought that they said dead When they said bread.

John Cage (1812 - 1992)

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A Quote by John Cage on culture, entertainment, listening, and 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 acquisition of "culture."

John Cage (1812 - 1992)

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A Quote by John Cage on music

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Music is a means of Rapid Transportation.

John Cage (1812 - 1992)

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A Quote by John Cage on decisions, love, philosophy, and questions

About eleven o'clock we were out in the street walking along, and an American lady said, "How is it, Dr. Suzuki? We spend the evening asking you questions and nothing is decided." Dr. Suzuki smiled and said, "That's why I love philosophy: no one wins.

John Cage (1812 - 1992)

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A Quote by John Cage on silence

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Try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.

John Cage (1812 - 1992)

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A Quote by John Cage on silence

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There's no such thing as silence. Something is always happening that makes a sound.

John Cage (1812 - 1992)

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