Sunday, June 22, 2008

Copland on the Meaning of Music

"The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, 'Is there a meaning to music?' My answer would be, 'Yes.' And 'Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?' My answer to that would be, 'No.'"

Aaron Copland (1900 - 1990)"

Truth of the Day

"I have come to believe that the whole world is an enigma, a harmless enigma that is made terrible by our own mad attempt to interpret it as though it had an underlying truth.
- Umberto Eco"

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Television in April

"We are drawn to our television sets each April the way we are drawn to the scene of an accident.
- Vincent Canby"

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

For a list of all the ways technology has failed to improve the quality of life, please press three.
- Alice Kahn

Friday, June 6, 2008

Talent

"Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see."
- Arthur Schopenhauer

Zebron and James


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