George Bernard Shaw quote about music from Man and Superman - Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.
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Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned.
 George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman (1903). copy citation

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Author George Bernard Shaw
Source Man and Superman
Topic music hell
Date 1903
Language English
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Weblink http://www.gutenberg.org/files/3328/3328-h/3328-h.htm

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“[taking up the tune an octave higher in his counter tenor]
Sostegno a gloria D'umanita.
The Devil. Precisely. Well, he never sings for us now.
DON JUAN. Do you complain of that? Hell is full of musical amateurs: music is the brandy of the damned. May not one lost soul be permitted to abstain?
The Devil. You dare blaspheme against the sublimest of the arts!
DON JUAN. [with cold disgust] You talk like a hysterical woman fawning on a fiddler.” source

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