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

Love is a friendship set to music. - Joseph Campbell

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

Music is the soundtrack of your life. - Dick Clark

Music describes what words can't. - Unknown

Modern music is as dangerous as narcotics. - Pietro Mascagni

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

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

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

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

My music isn't just music - it's medicine. - Unknown

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture. - Steve Martin

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

The music is all around us. All you have to do is listen. - August Rush

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

Classical music is music written by famous dead foreigners. - Arlene Heath

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

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

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

People haven't always been there for me, but music always has. - Taylor Swift

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

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

At Motel 6 in Amish Country, I wonder if they leave the light on for you? - Jay London

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

Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below. - Joseph Addison

The trouble with dancing naked is that not everything stops when the music does. - Unknown

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

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

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

Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought. - E Y Harburg

If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk. - Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

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

If Beethoven had been killed in a plane crash at the age of twenty-two, it would have changed the history of music... and of aviation. - Tom Stoppard

It is quite untrue that British people don't appreciate music. They may not understand it but they absolutely love the noise it makes. - Sir Thomas Beecham

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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25-May-2020