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 my higher power. - Oliver James

Kind words are the music of the world. - F.W. Faber

Music is a means of rapid transportation. - John Cage

Snoring: 1. Sheet music; 2. Sound sleeping. - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence. - Robert Fripp

I like your opera. I think I will set it to music. - Ludwig van Beethoven

The earth has its music for those who will listen. - George Santayana

My music isn't just music - it's medicine. - Unknown

My music is best understood by children and animals. - Igor Stravinsky

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end. - Igor Stravinsky

It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted. - George Eliot

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen. - August Rush

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. - Berthold Auerbach

Interval In Music: The distance from one piano to the next - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

After Rossini dies, who will there be to promote his music? - Richard Wagner

Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail. - Luciano Pavarotti

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. - Edith Sitwell

You can run out of garlic, but you can't really run out of music. - Jace Wayland

Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends. - Alphonse de Lamartine

All music is folk music. I ain't never heard no horse sing a song. - Louis Armstrong

Music is what tells us that the human race is greater than we realize. - Napoleon Bonaparte

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to. - Elvis Presley

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

Each soul is tuned to a different pitch. Music is about harmonizing the soul. - Wu-Tang Clan

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. - Mary Kay Ash

I think my music is like anchovies - some people like it, some people get nauseous. - Barry Manilow

If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music. - Thomas Carlyle

How to stop time: kiss.
How to travel in time: read.
How to escape time: music. - Unknown

Just as Jesus created wine from water, we humans are capable of transmuting emotion into music. - Carlos Santana

Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought. - E Y Harburg

Boxing is like a ballet, except there's no music, no choreography, and the dancers hit each other. - Jack Handey

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

If Music is a Place - then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple. - Vera Nazarian

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

If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it; that surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die. - William Shakespeare

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. - Charlie Parker

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. - Frank Zappa

Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory. - Thomas Beecham

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

I don't like country music, but I don't mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means put down. - Bob Newhart


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03-Jul-2022