Quote #16: Georg Christoph Lichtenberg (1789–1793)

Does music make plants grow, or are there among plants some that are musical?

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Quote #3: Blaise Pascal

We think playing upon a man is like playing upon an ordinary organ. It is indeed an organ, but strange, shifting and changeable. Those who only know how to play an ordinary organ would never be in tune on this one.

passage 55 from Pensées (1670), published eight years after the Frenchman’s death.