John Milton Cage Jr. Quotes

Art's purpose is to sober and quiet the mind so that it is in accord with what happens.

John Milton Cage Jr.

Until I die there will be sounds. And they will continue following my death. One need not fear about the future of music.

John Milton Cage Jr.

I remember loving sound before I ever took a music lesson. And so we make our lives by what we love.

John Milton Cage Jr.

We need not destroy the past. It is gone.

John Milton Cage Jr.

The first question I ask myself when something doesn't seem to be beautiful is why do I think it's not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.

John Milton Cage Jr.

Value judgments are destructive to our proper business, which is curiosity and awareness.

John Milton Cage Jr.

Which is more musical, a truck passing by a factory or a truck passing by a music school? Are the people inside the school musical and the ones outside unmusical?

John Milton Cage Jr.

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