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

Music is an outburst of the soul. - Frederick Delius

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

In music the passions enjoy themselves. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is. - Noel Coward

Music is a means of rapid transportation. - John Cage

Unaccompanied: The orchestra is on strike - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Music comes to me more readily than words. - Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. - Thomas Carlyle

Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory. - Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture. - Steve Martin

You just pick a chord, go twang, and you've got music. - Sid Vicious

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

A musicologist is a man who can read music but can't hear it. - Thomas Beecham

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

We don't like their sound, and guitar music is on the way out. - Decca Recording Company

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

Music is the tool to express life - and all that makes a difference. - Herbie Hancock

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

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

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

People are like music. Some speak the truth, and others are just noise. - Bill Murray

If you want to lead the orchestra, you must turn your back on the crowd. - Max Lucado

The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer. - Victor Borge

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

Accordion Music: Noise that comes from playing both ends against the middle - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

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

If the music is loud enough I won't be able to listen to my own thoughts. - Nic Sheff

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak. - William Congreve

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

Music could ache and hurt, that beautiful music was a place a suffering man could hide. - Pat Conroy

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

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

I think Paul McGuinness and U2 created the Irish music industry. It certainly wasn't there before that. - Van Morrison

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

To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music? - Michael Jackson

If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of twenty-two, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation. - Tom Stoppard

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


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19-Jan-2021