(Noël Coward (1899-1973), British actor, playwright, composer. Amanda, in Private Lives, act 1 (1930), published in Play Parade (1931).
In the 1930 recording of the play, the words (spoken by Gertrude Lawrence) were "Strange how potent cheap music is.")
My aversion from music rests on political grounds.
(Thomas Mann (1875-1955), German author, critic. Originally published as Der Zauberberg, Fischer (1924). The Magic Mountain, ch. 4, p. 113, trans. by Helen T. Lowe-Porter, The Modern Library, McGraw-Hill (1955).)
(Denis Diderot (1713-1784), French philosopher. repr. In Selected Writings, ed. Lester G. Crocker (1966). "Correspondence of Ideas with the Motion of Organs," Elements of Physiology (written 1774-1780, published 1875).)
(Friedrich Nietzsche (1844-1900), German philosopher, classical scholar, critic of culture. Friedrich Nietzsche, Sämtliche Werke: Kritische Studienausgabe, vol. 5, p. 92, eds. Giorgio Colli and Mazzino Montinari, Berlin, de Gruyter (1980). Beyond Good and Evil, "Fourth Part: Maxims and Interludes," section 106 (1886).)