[PW] ? Quote About Wagner's Music (Quotation Query #755)
cowan at ccil.org
Sun Nov 20 10:52:57 PST 2016
On Sun, Nov 20, 2016 at 1:45 PM, Shapiro, Fred <fred.shapiro at yale.edu>
In the Yale Book of Quotations I cite "Wagner's music is better than it
> sounds" to Bill Nye, quoted in Mark Twain's Autobiography.
Note that Nye, as reported by Twain, prefixed the famous words with the
"I have been told that", suggesting that the idea was already a trope at
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