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 the poetry of the air. - Jean Paul Richter

Love is a friendship set to music. - Joseph Campbell

Rock Music: Sung in a rocking chair - Daffynitions joe-ks.com

Canned music is like audible wallpaper. - Alistair Cooke

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

In rock music terms I'm like a dinosaur. - Belinda Carlisle

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

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

Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music. - Ronald Reagan

My dad's Irish music was such a huge influence. - Dido Armstrong

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

Who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once. - Robert Browning

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

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture. - Elvis Costello

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

Music can change the world because it can change people. - Bono

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

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

There are two kinds of music, the good and bad. I play the good kind. - Louis Armstrong

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

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

Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music. - Sergei Rachmaninoff

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. - John Erskine

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

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

Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering. - Haruki Murakami

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

If Music is a Place - then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple. - Vera Nazarian

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

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

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

The music that really turns me on is either running toward God or away from God. Both recognize the pivot, that God is at the center of the jaunt. - Bono


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17-Oct-2021