"Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned."
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"Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought."
"Jazz will endure just as long people hear it through their feet instead of their brains."
"Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good or bad to the deaf."
"I like Beethoven, especially the poems."
"Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end."
"A good composer does not imitate; he steals."
"The most perfect expression of human behavior is a string quartet."
"The pleasure we feel in music springs from the obedience which is in it."
"Music is the shorthand of emotion."
"There are German songs which can make a stranger to the language cry."
"Jazz came to America three hundred years ago in chains."
"If one hears bad music, it is one's duty to drown it by one's conversation."
"A symphony is a stage play with the parts written for instruments instead of for actors."
"Mysteries are due to secrecy."
"What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?"
"Where there is mystery, it is generally suspected there must also be evil."
"Secrecy is the element of all goodness; even virtue, even beauty is mysterious."
"Mystery is not profoundness."
"It is the dim haze of mystery that adds enchantment to pursuit."
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