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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Jazz is democracy in music. - Wynton Marsalis

Music is the shorthand of emotion. - Leo Tolstoy

Music is the soundtrack of your life. - Dick Clark

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

Music is a means of rapid transportation. - John Cage

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

Music is the universal language of mankind. - Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Rock and roll: music for the neck downwards. - Keith Richards

Music hath charms to soothe the savage beast. - James Bramston

I hate music - especially when it's played. - Jimmy Durante

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

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

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

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

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

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

Music can be made anywhere, is invisible and does not smell. - W H Auden

Yoga is almost like music in a way; there's no end to it. - Sting

Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable. - Leonard Bernstein

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

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

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist. - G K Chesterton

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

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

Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. - Confucius

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

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

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

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

Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. - Aldous Huxley

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

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

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

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

All is beautiful and unceasing, all is music and reason, and all, like diamond, is carbon first, then light. - Jose Martin

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

Morals are an acquirement - like music, like a foreign language, like piety, poker, paralysis - no man is born with them. - Mark Twain

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


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03-Jul-2022