Quotes: infinity

Take a piano. The keys begin, the keys end. You know there are 88 of them and no-one can tell you differently. They are not infinite, you are infinite. And on those 88 keys the music that you can make is infinite. I like that. That I can live by. But you get me up on that gangway and roll out a keyboard with millions of keys, and that’s the truth, there’s no end to them, that keyboard is infinite. But if that keyboard is infinite there’s no music you can play. You’re sitting on the wrong bench. That’s God’s piano.

「拿鋼琴來說,
鍵盤有始有終,你知道有88個鍵,錯不了。
並不是無限的,音樂是無限的。
在琴鍵上,你可以奏出無限的音樂。我喜歡,我能應付得來。
下了船後,前面的鍵盤有無數的琴鍵。事實如此,無窮無盡!
鍵盤是無限的,無限大的鍵盤,你要怎麼彈出音樂?
這不是給凡人彈的,那是上帝的鋼琴。」

―from movie La Leggenda del Pianista sull’Oceano (The Legend of 1900/海上鋼琴師)

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