Who is Angela Monet?

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agnel.kurian | 03:45 Thu 18th Nov 2004 | People & Places
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Angela Monet is quoted to have said: "Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music"
Who is Angela Monet?


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She's certainly a mystery. There are about 1500 hits for "Angela
Monet" on Google, each attributing to her the quotation "Those who
danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the
music". Yet there is no further information on her on Google (eg if
she was a writer, or famous in some other field, she would almost
certainly pop up somewhere on Google), and nothing else is attributed
to her. Nor, despite her name, does she appear to be French - she and
her quote don't appear at all on Google's French pages. I think that
if Ms Monet ever existed, she is a private individual who submitted
her quote to some website collecting quotations, and this has been
copied onto all the other websites. (Incidentally, some websites
attribute the same quote to Milton's poem Allegro (which is absurd),
and to Friedrich Nietzsche which sounds more likely.)
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The quote is actually from Madame de Stael's "Germany". Commonly attributed to Angela Monet, even in books by people who are too lazy to do real research.
This is a quote should be attributed to the German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche.
Upon further fact checking: Although often attributed to Nietzsche, concludes it's de Staël.

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