Quotation by Thomas Mann

There is something suspicious about music, gentlemen. I insist that she is, by her nature, equivocal. I shall not be going too far in saying at once that she is politically suspect.
Thomas Mann (1875–1955), German author, critic. Herr Settembrini, in The Magic Mountain, ch. 4, "Politically Suspect," (1924), trans. by H.T. Lowe-Porter (1928).
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