John Cage Quotes

Best Quotes by John Cage

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

“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.”

“Music is a means of rapid transportation.”

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