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"A newspaperman wrote asking me to send'im my philosophy in a nutshell. Get out of whatever cage you happen to be in."  (John Cage, M, Writings 1967 - 1972)

"College: two hundred people reading same book. An obvious mistake. Two hundred people can read two hundred books."  (John Cage, M, Writings 1967 - 1972)

"Combine nursing homes with nursery schools. Bring very old and very young together: they interest one another."  (John Cage, M, Writings 1967 - 1972)

"I don't understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I'm frightened of the old ones."  (John Cage)

"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."  (John Cage)

"Jack McKenzie's proposal: Set up alternative university program freeing a student from all curriculum responsibilities. Let him elect his studies. When he leaves, give him, instead of degree, certificate telling what he did while in school."  (John Cage, M, Writings 1967 - 1972)

"Now that we have everything we need, we discover that there is almost nothing that we have that we want."  (John Cage, M, Writings 1967 - 1972)

"Paper should be edible, nutritious. Inks used for printing or writing should have delicious flavors. Magazines or newspapers read at breakfast should be eaten for lunch. Instead of throwing one's mail in the waste-basket, it should be saved for the dinner guests."  (John Cage, M, Writings 1967 - 1972)

"Questions I might have learned to ask him can no longer be answered."  (John Cage, M, Writings 1967 - 1972)

"Sometimes we blur the distinction between art and life; sometimes we try to clarify it. We don't stand on one leg. We stand on both."  (John Cage, M, Writings 1967 - 1972)

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