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

Music is the soundtrack of your life. - Dick Clark

Canned music is like audible wallpaper. - Alistair Cooke

Music is a means of rapid transportation. - John Cage

Wagner's music is better than it sounds. - Mark Twain

Music is spiritual. The music business is not. - Van Morrison

Music is what our soul sounds like when it sings. - Xila Toro

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

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

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

Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory. - Oscar Wilde

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

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music. - Groucho Marx

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. - Bob Marley

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

The sweetest music in the world to every person is his own name. - Unknown

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

If in the afterlife there is not music, we will have to import it. - Domenico Cieri Estrada

Country music has always been the best shrink that 15 bucks can buy. - Dierks Bentley

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

The power of music feels like taking a a nice brake from this busy world. - Millie DeWitt

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

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

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

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

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. - Victor Hugo

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

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. - Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

It is simply my life, music. I live it, breathe it, talk with it. I am almost unconscious of it. - Arthur Rubinstein

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

The guitar is a small orchestra. It is polyphonic. Every string is a different color, a different voice. - Andres Segovia

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

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense. - Robert Frost

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

The wireless music box has no imaginable commercial value. Who would pay for a message sent to nobody in particular? - David Sarnoff

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

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


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20-Oct-2019