Friday 11 April 2008

Quote Of The Day (11/04/08)

'You were asking about the rules. There`s a parable of Kafka`s about a man living in a country where he doesn`t know the rules. Nobody will tell him what they are. He knows neither right nor wrong, but he notes that the rulers do not share his anxiety. From this he deduces that the rules are for those who rule. What they do is the rule. That`s why all my knowledge doesn`t make me understand what Mozart did that I should also do in order to reach a state of artistic grace'

Morton Feldman; Conversations Without Stravinsky (from Give my Regards to Eighth Street)

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