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Expressions full of meaning or beauty - a personal selection of quotes.

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Nothing is accomplished by writing a piece of music.
Nothing is accomplished by playing a piece of music.
Nothing is accomplished by hearing a piece of music.


John Cage

"One must still have chaos in oneself to be able to give birth to a dancing star." (English translation from German)

"Man muss noch Chaos in sich haben, um einen tanzenden Stern gebären zu können." (Original German, Deutsch)


Friedrich Nietzsche

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.


Ray Manzarek

I insist on your freedom.


Jack Kerouac

Two mirrors facing each other. There is no image in between.


Zen Saying

When it comes to atoms, language can be used only as in poetry. The poet, too, is not nearly so concerned with describing facts as with creating images.


Niels Bohr

What we observe is not nature itself, but nature exposed to our method of questioning.


Werner Heisenberg

The greatest obstacle to discovery is not ignorance - it is the illusion of knowledge.


Daniel Boorstin

Oh yes things exist like the echo
When you yell at the foot
Of a huge mountain


Ikkyu

Painting is silent poetry, and poetry is painting that speaks.


Simonides of Ceos

I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.


John Cage

The moment one gives close attention to anything, even a blade of grass, it becomes a mysterious, awesome, indescribably magnificent world in itself.


Henry Miller

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