Music Quotes

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-Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.
Kahlil Gibran

-Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.
John Erskine

-Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
John Paul Friedrich Richter

-If Music is a Place — then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.
Vera Nazarin

Music Quotes

-Love is friendship set to music.
Jackson Pollock

-Music is the universal language of mankind.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

-Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.
Alphonse de Lamartine

-Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.
Oscar Wilde

-Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.
Thomas Fuller

-Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.
Charlie Parker

-One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Bob Marley

-Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.

-Where words fail, music speaks.
Hans Christian Anderson

-How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?
Jane Swan

-Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.
Robert G. Ingersoll

-Music is the only thing I’ve ever known that doesn’t have any rules at all.
Josh Homme

-A strange art – music – the most poetic and precise of all the arts, vague as a dream and precise as algebra.
Guy de Maupassant

-Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.
Baruch Spinoza

-Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself.
Henry Ward Beecher

-Without music, life would be a blank to me.
Jane Austen

Music Quotes

-Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.
Sarah Dessen

-Philosophy is the highest music.

-A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one’s neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.
Leo Tolstoy

-Music is what tells us that the human race is greater than we realize.
Napoleon Bonaparte

-Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Berthold Auerbach

-Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
G.K. Chesterton

-Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
Leonard Bernstein

-Music is the strongest form of magic.
Marilyn Manson

-Music gives color to the air of the moment.
Karl Lagerfeld

-Some people have lives; some people have music.
John Green

-Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.
Maria von Trapp

-Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.
Edward Bulwar Lytton

-Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory.
Percy Bysshe Shelley

Music Quotes

-When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.
Henry David Thoreau

-Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.
Johnny Depp

-Without music, life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Nietzsche

-Country music is three chords and the truth.
Harlan Howard

-Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
Pablo Casals

-Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
Victor Hugo

-There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.
Albert Schweitzer

-Quotes About Writing, Playing, and Listening to Music
Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.
Benjamin Disraeli

-I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.
Tom Waits

-When we listen to music we are not listening to the past, we are not listening to the future, we are listening to an expanded present.
Alan Watts

-Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpointists to hack post-horses; therefore be advised, let well alone and remember the old Italian proverb: Chi sa più, meno sa – Who knows most, knows least.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

-Even if you can’t sing well, sing. Sing to yourself. Sing in the privacy of your home. But sing.
Rebbe Nachman

-Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.
Emory Austin

Music Quotes

-A fine work of art – music, dance, painting, story – has the power to silence the chatter in the mind and lift us to another place.
Robert McKee

-I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.
William James

-The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth and sing. What a mistake that would be.
Pete Seeger

-The most exciting rhythms seem unexpected and complex, the most beautiful melodies simple and inevitable.
W.H. Auden

-I’ve always thought people would find a lot more pleasure in their routines if they burst into song at significant moments.
John Barrowman

-I believe that a person’s taste in music tells you a lot about them. In some cases, it tells you everything you need to know.
Leila Sales

-There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard.
Sun Tzu

-Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.
Martin Luther

-The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.
Roy Ayers

-Music sounds different to the one who plays it. It is the musician’s curse.
Patrick Rothfuss

-The times you lived through, the people you shared those times with – nothing brings it all to life like an old mix tape. It does a better job of storing up memories than actual brain tissue can do. Every mix tape tells a story. Put them together, and they can add up to the story of a life.
Rob Sheffield

-Somebody just gave me a shower radio. Thanks a lot. Do you really want music in the shower? I guess there’s no better place to dance than a slick surface next to a glass door.
Jerry Seinfeld

-Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.
Keith Richards

-Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.

Music Quotes

-Music has a poetry of its own, and that poetry is called melody.
Joshua Logan

-We’re musicians. We make music for a living. It’s that simple. Nothing else matters.
Eddie Van Halen

-Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more music in them.
Louis Armstrong

-The music we listen to may not define who we are. But it’s a damn good start.
Jodi Picoult

-Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.
Marcel Marceau

-A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
Leopold Stokowski

-Music is pleasing not only because of the sound but because of the silence that is in it: without the alternation of sound and silence there would be no rhythm.
Thomas Merton

-A gentleman is someone who knows how to play the banjo and doesn’t.
Mark Twain

-For me there is something primitively soothing about this music, and it went straight to my nervous system, making me feel ten feet tall.
Eric Clapton

-My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
Edith Sitwell

-Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.
Sergei Rachmaninov

-Music is everybody’s business. It’s only the publishers who think people own it.
John Lennon

-Music is feeling. You can try to verbalize it. It really just hits you or it doesn’t.
Gene Simmons

-The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.
Bruce Springsteen

-If you’ve lost your faith in love and music then the end won’t be long.
Pete Doherty

-Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.
Billy Joel

-I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet.
Ludwig van Beethoven

Music Quotes

-There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original.
Franz Joseph Haydn

-Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.
Claude Debussy

-A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with his previous one.
Dmitri Shostakovich

-A musician should only sound like what they do, and no two musicians sound the same. It’s an individual-feel thing, you know?
Dave Grohl

-I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with others.
James Taylor

-My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require.
Edward Elgar

-My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.
Bob Marley

-Music – that’s been my education. There’s not a day that goes by that I take it for granted.
Billie Joe Armstrong

-I’ve always said music should make you laugh, make you cry or make you think.
Kenny Rogers

-I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.
Billy Joel

-Music kept me off the streets and out of trouble and gave me something that was mine that no one could take away from me.
Eddie Van Halen

-Bach is an astronomer, discovering the most marvelous stars. Beethoven challenges the universe. I only try to express the soul and the heart of man.
Frédéric Chopin

-Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.
Johann Sebastian Bach

-Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.
Ludwig van Beethoven

-Music is a great natural high and a great natural escape.
Shania Twain

-Music is my religion.
Jimi Hendrix

-If, while at the piano, you attempt to form little melodies, that is very well; but if they come into your mind of themselves, when you are not practicing, you may be still more pleased; for the internal organ of music is then roused in you. The fingers must do what the head desires; not the contrary.
Robert Schumann

-Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.
Jason Mraz

-If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
Gustav Mahler

-Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.
Paul Simon

-I wanted to prove the sustaining power of music.
David Bowie

-Music comes from a place we don’t know.
Chris Martin

-Music is a safe kind of high.
Jimi Hendrix

-Jazz is not just music, it’s a way of life, it’s a way of being, a way of thinking.
Nina Simone

-Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.
Ray Charles

-I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.
Duke Ellington

-Music – what a powerful instrument, what a mighty weapon!
Maria von Trapp

-Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.
Ludwig van Beethoven

-Music should be your escape.
Missy Elliot

-My music isn’t just music – its medicine.
Kanye West

-The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

-People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It’s like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Michael Jackson

-Life and love go on, let the music play.
Johnny Cash

-To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.
Aaron Copland

-Music is the tool to express life – and all that makes a difference.
Herbie Hancock

-To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
Michael Jackson

-Pop music often tells you everything is OK, while rock music tells you that it’s not OK, but you can change it.

-Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
Frank Zappa

-If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD WAS MUSIC.
Kurt Vonnegut

-My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
Martin Luther

-He took his pain and turned it into something beautiful. Into something that people connect to. And that’s what good music does. It speaks to you. It changes you.
Hannah Harrington

-Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.
Oliver Wendell Holmes

-Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.
Elton John

-Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening.
Aretha Franklin

-Music should be an essential part of every analysis.
Carl Jung

-Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears – it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. But for many of my neurological patients, music is even more – it can provide access, even when no medication can, to movement, to speech, to life. For them, music is not a luxury, but a necessity.
Oliver Sacks

-Beethoven tells you what it’s like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it’s like to be human. Bach tells you what it’s like to be the universe.
Douglas Adams

-If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.
Albert Einstein

-If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.
Charles Darwin

-After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley

-Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.
Steve Maraboli

-Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Maya Angelou

-Music makes one feel so romantic – at least it always gets on one’s nerves – which is the same thing nowadays.
Oscar Wilde

-A great song should lift your heart, warm the soul and make you feel good.
Colbie Caillat

-‘Ah, music,’ he said, wiping his eyes. ‘A magic beyond all we do here!’
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

-I’ve found that no matter what life throws at me, music softens the blow.
Bryce Anderson

-Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.
Yip Harburg

-If music be the food of love, play on,
Give me excess of it; that surfeiting,
The appetite may sicken, and so die.
William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night

-My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.
Bob Marley

-Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together.
Edgar Winter

-To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make.
Truman Capote

-A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
Chinese Proverb

-You are the music while the music lasts.
T.S. Eliot

-We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.
Arthur O’Shaughnessy

-A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

-To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.

-Music could ache and hurt, that beautiful music was a place a suffering man could hide.
Pat Conroy

-Music isn’t just a pleasure, a transient satisfaction. It’s a need, a deep hunger; and when the music is right, it’s joy. Love. A foretaste of heaven.
Orson Scott Card

-And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
Friedrich Nietzsche

-Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.
George Eliot, The Mill on the Floss

-Life, he realized, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it’s in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.
Nicholas Sparks, The Last Song

-Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid.
Langston Hughes