Mennonites Don’t Like Symphony Music

Unpleasant notes to a Mennonite ear


Q:  Why don’t Mennonites go to the symphony?

A:  Because there’s too much sax and violins...


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Music is the shorthand of emotion. - Leo Tolstoy

Music is the strongest form of magic. - Marilyn Manson

Without music, life would be a blank to me. - Jane Austen

Country music is three chords and the truth. - Harlan Howard

Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear. - Ludwig van Beethoven

I hate music - especially when it's played. - Jimmy Durante

You can't touch music, but music can touch you. - Mordecai

My dad's Irish music was such a huge influence. - Dido Armstrong

The only love affair I have ever had was with music. - Maurice Ravel

Making music should not be left to the professionals. - Michelle Shocked

Life exists for the love of music or beautiful things. - G K Chesterton

Music is my mistress, and she plays second fiddle to no one. - Duke Ellington

Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable. - Leonard Bernstein

No one can whistle a symphony. It takes an orchestra to play it. - H.E. Luccock

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. - Ludwig van Beethoven

Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense. - Joseph Addison

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune. - Kin Hubbard

There are two kinds of music, the good and bad. I play the good kind. - Louis Armstrong

My metabolism stinks. I can gain weight just listening to dinner music. - Ron Dentinger

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. - Confucius

Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music. - Sergei Rachmaninoff

Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music. - George Carlin

Kids: they dance before they learn there is anything that isn't music. - William Stafford

All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff. - Frank Zappa

Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens. - Maria Augusta von Trapp

Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below. - Joseph Addison

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf. - Walter Lippmann

The greatest pleasure of writing is not what it's about, but the music the words make. - Truman Capote

How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations? - Jane Swan

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything. - Plato

In a weird kind of way, music has afforded me an idealism and perfectionism that I could never attain as me. - Billy Corgan

Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays. - Oscar Wilde

There is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require. - Edward Elgar

Look inside. That way lies dancing to the melodies spun out by your own heart. This is a symphony. All the rest are jingles. - Anna Quindlen

Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words. - Robert G Ingersoll

Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common. - Sarah Dessen

You can imagine me as a kid growing up in redneck Texas with ballet shoes, tucking the violin under my arm. I had to fight my way up. - Patrick Swayze

I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies. - Napoleon Bonaparte

Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words. - Franz Liszt

I've seen whales calving in the waters off Maui, and I've watched my children being born. But music is the most beautiful thing of all. - Steven Tyler


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30-Oct-2020