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Samuel Johnson
Source/Notes:
As quoted in: Joe Miller's jests. With copious additions (Whittaker, 1836), p. 164: "A lady after performing with the most brilliant execution, a sonata on the pianoforte, in the presence of Dr. Johnson, turning to the philosopher, took the liberty of asking him if he was fond of music. No, madam, replied the doctor; but of all noises I think music is the least disagreeable"
Pythagoras
Source/Notes:
As quoted in The Mystery of Matter (1965) edited by Louise B. Young
Kurt Vonnegut
Source/Notes:
As quoted in Vonnegut's Blues For America Sunday Herald (7 January 2006) - Various interviews

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