„I like Wagner's music better than anybody's. It is so loud that one can talk the whole time without other people hearing what one says.“

—  Oscar Wilde, buch Das Bildnis des Dorian Gray

Quelle: The Picture of Dorian Gray

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irischer Schriftsteller 1854 - 1900

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„Wagner's music is better than it sounds.“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

Actually by Bill Nye, possibly confused due to Nye quoting Twain in More Tramps Abroad, 1897. (See also autobiography, vol. 1, p. 288.)
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„The late Bill Nye once said "I have been told that Wagner's music is better than it sounds."“

—  Mark Twain American author and humorist 1835 - 1910

Quelle: Autobiography of Mark Twain, Volume 1 (2010), p. 288

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„The relation of the performance of music to sound is complex and ambiguous: this is what makes possible Mark Twain's joke that Wagner is better than he sounds.“

—  Charles Rosen American pianist and writer on music 1927 - 2012

Quelle: Piano Notes: The World of the Pianist (2002), Ch. 1 Body and Mind

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„Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.“

—  Ludwig Van Beethoven German Romantic composer 1770 - 1827

Conversations (January 1804)

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„What music is more enchanting than the voices of young people, when you can't hear what they say?“

—  Logan Pearsall Smith British American-born writer 1865 - 1946

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„Everyone realizes that one can believe little of what people say about each other. But it is not so widely realized that even less can one trust what people say about themselves.“

—  Rebecca West British feminist and author 1892 - 1983

As quoted in The Sunday Telegraph, London (1975), and Rebecca West : A Life (1987) by Victoria Glendinning, p. xi

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„Dave would punch or slap people in the face repeatedly when they delivered bad news, or when people talked back with anything other than what he wanted to hear. I would say over a period of five years between 2000 and 2005 I saw him do this maybe 30 to 40 times. I saw him hit Jeff on at least one or two occasions.“

—  David Miscavige leader of the Church of Scientology 1960

Marc Headley referring to incidents involving former Scientology executive, Jeff Hawkins, interviewed in — [Selling Scientology: A Former Scientologist Marketing Guru Turns Against the Church, Matt, Davis, August 7, 2008, http://www.portlandmercury.com/news/selling_scientology/Content?oid=862344, 2010-07-03, The Portland Mercury, Portland, Oregon].
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„She was one of those people who say "I don't know anything about music really, but I know what I like."“

—  Max Beerbohm English writer 1872 - 1956

Quelle: Zuleika Dobson http://www.gutenberg.org/dirs/etext99/zdbsn11.txt (1911), Ch. IX

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„If one plays good music, people don't listen, and if one plays bad music people don't talk.“

—  Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Earnest

Algernon, Act I.
Quelle: The Importance of Being Earnest (1895)
Kontext: Of course the music is a great difficulty. You see, if one plays good music, people don't listen, and if one plays bad music people don't talk.

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„I did not care for Wagner. My tastes are more classical. Der Fuhrer had no musical taste and liked Wagner because of the bombastic Teutonic glories.“

—  Hans Frank German war criminal 1900 - 1946

To Leon Goldensohn, February 12, 1946, from "The Nuremberg Interviews" by Leon Goldensohn, Robert Gellately - History - 2004

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