"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.
"Which is more musical: a truck passing by a factory or a truck passing by a music school?" --John Cage
"I have nothing to say / and I am saying it / and that is poetry / as I needed it" --John Cage
John Cage would sometimes put forks on the piano strings to change the sound of the pitch. He wrote a song called 4:33, which was four minutes and 33 seconds of silence. It was performed out in the middle of nowhere and all you could hear was the wind blowing through the trees. The pianist sat down at the piano, got out a stop watch and played 4:33 of silence.
Cage is also an Author. Many of his books are lectures, and poetry.