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

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is. - Noel Coward

Modern music is as dangerous as narcotics. - Pietro Mascagni

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

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

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

Dancing can reveal all the mystery that music conceals. - Charles Baudelaire

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

Modern music is three farts and a raspberry, orchestrated. - John Barbirolli

The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between. - Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

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

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

The symphony must be like the world. It must embrace everything. - Gustav Mahler

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

Life is a rich strain of music, suggesting a realm too fair to be. - George William Curtis

A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd. - Max Lucado

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

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

Softly, deftly, music shall caress you. Hear it, feel it, secretly possess you. - Charles Hart

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

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

Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music. - Frank Capra

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

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

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent. - Victor Hugo

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

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

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. - Kahlil Gibran

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

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

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

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

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

Music drives you. It wakes you up, it gets you pumping. And, at the end of the day, the correct tune will chill you down. - Dimebag Darrell

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

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

Learning to play golf is like learning to play the violin. It's not only difficult to do, it's very painful to everyone around you. - Hal Linden

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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08-Jul-2020