John Cage Quotes

Who is John Cage?

John Milton Cage Jr. was an American composer, music theorist, artist, and philosopher. Cage is best known for his 1952 composition 4′33″, which is performed in the absence of deliberate sound.

Born September 05, 1912
Died August 12, 1992

Best Quotes by John Cage

“In Zen they say: 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.”

John Cage

“I can't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones.”

John Cage

“Music is a means of rapid transportation.”

John Cage

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