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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Where words fail, music speaks. - Hans Christian Anderson

Music is an outburst of the soul. - Frederick Delius

Music is the shorthand of emotion. - Leo Tolstoy

He has Van Gogh's ear for music. - Billy Wilder

Without music, life would be a mistake. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

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

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

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

Music is to the soul what words are to the mind. - Unknown

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

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

Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't. - Johnny Depp

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

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

Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music. - George Eliot

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

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

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

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

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

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. - Albert Schweitzer

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

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

Music is the only thing I've ever known that doesn't have any rules at all. - Josh Homme

The truest expression of a people is in its dance and in its music. Bodies never lie. - Agnes De Mille

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

Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on. - Samuel Butler

Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it. - John Lennon

Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours. - Elton John

Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin - it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring. - S.J. Perelman

Whatever music sounds like, I am glad to say that it does not sound in the smallest degree like German. - Oscar Wilde

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

What sounds to you like a big load of trashy noise... is in fact... the brilliant music of a genius... myself. - Iggy Pop

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

This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before. - Leonard Bernstein

Musical innovation is full of danger to the State, for when modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the State always change with them. - Plato

Music is amoral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. - Plato


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23-Jan-2022