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John Cage's Profile

Brief about John Cage: By info that we know John Cage was born at 1912-09-05. And also John Cage is American Composer.

Some John Cage's quotes. Goto "John Cage's quotation" section for more.

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

Tags: Old, Understand, Why

If something is boring after two minutes, try it for four. If still boring, then eight. Then sixteen. Then thirty-two. Eventually one discovers that it is not boring at all.

Tags: After, Boring, Try

Ideas are one thing and what happens is another.

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I have nothing to say, I am saying it, and that is poetry.

Tags: Poetry, Saying

There is poetry as soon as we realize that we possess nothing.

Tags: Poetry, Realize, Soon

There is no such thing as an empty space or an empty time. There is always something to see, something to hear. In fact, try as we may to make a silence, we cannot.

Tags: May, Silence, Time

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.

Tags: Beautiful, Reason, Why

The highest purpose is to have no purpose at all. This puts one in accord with nature, in her manner of operation.

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We need not destroy the past. It is gone.

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It is better to make a piece of music than to perform one, better to perform one than to listen to one, better to listen to one than to misuse it as a means of distraction, entertainment, or acquisition of 'culture.'

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It's useless to play lullabies for those who cannot sleep.

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We are involved in a life that passes understanding and our highest business is our daily life.

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When we separate music from life we get art.

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We carry our homes within us which enables us to fly.

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I do like to move and get physical in my movies.

Tags: Move, Movies, Physical

I don't want a perfect character, I want a character who has, as strange as it sounds, some humanity, some flaws, some needs.

Tags: Character, Humanity, Perfect

I don't want to just do independent movies and I don't want to just do adventure films. I enjoy both, and I think both are cogent.

Tags: Both, Enjoy, Movies

I have eclectic tastes in the movies I want to do.

Tags: Eclectic, Movies, Tastes

I mean, I've acted professionally since I was 16.

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I think what makes people fascinating is conflict, it's drama, it's the human condition. Nobody wants to watch perfection.

Tags: Human, Makes, Perfection