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    My God, how can anyone ever be a master of music?
    — Paul Hindemith
    tags: master  god 
     
    There are only twelve tones and they need to be treated carefully.
    — Paul Hindemith
    Our spirit of life is not identical with that of our ancestors, and therefore their music, even if restored with utter technical perfections, can never have to us precisely the same meaning it had for them. We cannot tear down the barricade that separates the present world from things and deeds past.
    — Paul Hindemith
    Music, as long as it exists, will always take its departure from the major triad and return to it. The musician cannot escape it any more than the painter his primary colors or the architect his three dimensions.
    — Paul Hindemith
    tags: music 
     
    The reactions music evokes are not feelings, but they are the images, memories of feelings.
    — Paul Hindemith
    tags: memory  music 
     
    Tonality is a natural force, like gravity.
    — Paul Hindemith
    Your task it is, amid confusion, rush, and noise, to grasp the lasting, calm and meaningful, and finding it anew, to hold and treasure it.
    — Paul Hindemith
    tags: confusion 
     
    Music is meaningless noise unless it touches a receiving mind.
    — Paul Hindemith
    tags: music  mind 
     
    People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts.
    — Paul Hindemith
    tags: enemies  people  enemy  music 
     
    There are only two things worth aiming for, good music and a clean conscience.
    — Paul Hindemith
    tags: conscience  music  worth 
     
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