"A good composer does not imitate; he steals."
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"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."
"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."
"The fundament upon which all our knowledge and learning rests is the inexplicable."
"All mystics speak the same language, for they come from the same country."
"Myth is neither a lie nor a confession: it is an inflexion."
"Myths are public dreams, dreams are private myths."
"A myth is a religion in which no one any longer believes."
"It is a sure sign that a culture has reached a dead end when it is no longer intrigued by its myths."
"Myths which are believed in tend to become true."
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