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147 Best Music Quotes & Sayings



Here is a list of 147 Best Music Quotes & Sayings.


Music Quotes & Sayings


“I see my life in terms of music.” – Albert Einstein


“Love is friendship set to music.” – Jackson Pollock


“Music is a safe kind of high.” – Jimi Hendrix


“Any good music must be an innovation.” – Les Baxter


“Music is the shorthand of emotion.” – Leo Tolstoy


“In music the passions enjoy themselves.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


“Music is my religion.” – Jimi Hendrix


“The only truth is music.” – Jack Kerouac


“Music should be your escape.” – Missy Elliott


“Without music, life would be a blank to me.” – Jane Austen


“Music is the strongest form of magic.” – Marilyn Manson


“Without music, life would be a mistake.” – Friedrich Nietzsche


“Love is friendship set to music.” – Jackson Pollock


“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.” – Robert Fripp


“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” – Lao Tzu


“Music is what tell us that the human race is greater than we realize.” – Napoléon Bonaparte


“Music can change the world because it can change people.” – Bono


“Music is the emotional life of most people.” – Leonard Cohen


“Music is really driving my whole life.” – Ariana Grande


“Music is love in search of a word.” – Sidney Lanier


“Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.” – Jean Paul Friedrich Richter


“I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.” – Adele


“Music comes from a place we don’t know.” – Chris Martin


“A lot of music is mathematics. It’s balance.” – Mel Brooks


“I wanted to prove the sustaining power of music.” – David Bowie


“Music is the soundtrack of your life.” – Dick Clark


“If music be the food of love, play on.” – William Shakespeare


“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.” – Johnny Depp


“I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.” – Tom Waits


“Music is like a huge release of tension.” – James Taylor


“It’s pretty cool to see how far music can take you.” – Luke Bryan


“Music is for every single person that walks the planet.” – Robert Plant


“Most things in music go full circle eventually.” – Simon Cowell


“Where words fail, music speaks.” – Hans Christian Andersen


“Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.” – Jason Mraz


“Music is to the soul what words are to the mind.” – Modest Mouse


“Music is an outburst of the soul.” – Frederick Delius


“If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.” – J.M. Barrie


“Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.” – Robert Browning


“Music is well said to be the speech of angels.” – Thomas Carlyle


“Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.” – Jean Paul


“Music, my rampart and my only one.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay


“The world’s most famous and popular language is music.” – Psy


“Without music, life is a journey through a desert.” – Pat Conroy


“Music is a great natural high and a great natural escape.” – Shania Twain


“Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.” – Ludwig van Beethoven


“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Berthold Auerbach


“Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.” – George Eliot


“Music is a way to dream together and go to another dimension.” – Cecilia Bartoli


“Good music is good music, and everything else can go to hell.” – Dave Matthews


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


“Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.” – Hans Christian Andersen


“I believe 100 percent in the power and importance of music.” – James Taylor


“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


“Tell me what you listen to, and I’ll tell you who you are.” – Tiffanie DeBartolo


“Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.” – Eminem


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


“Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.” – Benjamin Disraeli


“Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician.” – Kurt Vonnegut


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


“Old music is the same as new music – it’s just a different way of delivering it.” – Jeff Lynne


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


“My music, I hope, takes 100% of your concentration. I know how to do that.” – Trent Reznor


“Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.” – Leonard Bernstein


“Softly, deftly, music shall caress you. Hear it, feel it, Secretly possess you.” – Charles Hart


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


“The cool thing about music is no one can take music away from you, writing wise.” – Darren Criss


“It’s almost charity work, what people have done, turning other people on to my music.” – John Mayer


“I think wherever you go, when people hear good music, they will react to it.” – Wiz Khalifa


“Ladies and gentleman, I’ve suffered for my music, now it’s your turn.” – Neil Innes


“Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.” – Leonard Bernstein


“My music is best understood by children and animals.” – Igor Stravinsky


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


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


“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


“Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.” – Ludwig van Beethoven


“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.” – Pablo Casals


“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” – Confucius


“It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted.” – George Eliot


“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” – Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


“Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley


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


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


“There is two kinds of music, the good, and the bad. I play the good kind.” – Louis Armstrong


“Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.” – Edward Bulwer-Lytton


“It’s like if the music is loud enough I won’t be able to listen to my own thoughts.” – Nic Sheff


“Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy.” – Ludwig van Beethoven


“When you play, never mind who listens to you.” – Robert Schumann


“It’s never too late to do anything new when it comes to music.” – Sivamani


“The market didn’t define the music; the music defined the market.” – Charlie Hunter


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


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


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


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


“Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life. Thank you and good night.” – A. J. McLean


“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” – Victor Hugo


“Music once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.” – Edward Bulwer-Lytton


“If you were music, I would listen to you ceaselessly, and my low spirits would brighten up.” – Anna Akhmatova


“Music is a whole oasis in my head. The creation process is so personal and fulfilling.” – River Phoenix


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


“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


“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato


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


“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” – Albert Schweitzer


“Music is a thing that changes people’s lives. It has the capacity to make young people’s lives better.” – Noel Gallagher


“My music is – I don’t want to say my main focus, but it’s what comes most naturally to me.” – Gerard Way


“Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.” – Christian Nestell Bovee


“Music drives you. It wakes you up, it gets you pumping. And, at the end of the day, the correct tune will chill you down.” – Dimebag Darrell


“Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.” – Jacques Barzun


“Music is an element that should be part and parcel of every child’s life via the education system.” – Victoria Wood


“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


“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” – Leopold Stokowski


“You create a community with music, not just at concerts but by talking about it with your friends.” – David Byrne


“Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.” – E. Y. Harburg


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


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


“Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of a woman.” – Ludwig van Beethoven


“That’s the amazing thing about music: there’s a song for every emotion. Can you imagine a world with no music? It would suck.” – Harry Styles


“I need music. It’s like my heartbeat, so to speak. It keeps me going no matter what’s going on – bad games, press, whatever!” – LeBron James


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


“If Music is a Place — then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.” – Vera Nazarian


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


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


“Music is something that should speak for itself, straight from the heart. It took me a long time to understand that.” – Damon Albarn


“Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.” – Haruki Murakami


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


“Music enriches people’s lives in the same way paintings and literature do. Everybody deserves that.” – Victoria Wood


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


“If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.” – Richard M. Nixon


“Music is a very big participant in everything I do, from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed.” – Zoe Saldana


“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


“That’s why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness.” – Corita Kent


“Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heartstrings. It acts as medicine.” – Macklemore


“Music’s always been really cathartic. It’s the best drug for me to get away from the everyday pressures just for a second via a good song.” – Ville Valo


“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 is a talent given to me by God. A medium and a platform and a way to spread a message of righteousness… a message of love, a message of unity.” – Stephen Marley


“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


“Music is all about training in harmony, training to understand and use musical energy for our greater pleasure by attuning to the natural laws of the universe.” – Jane Siberry


“I’ve always felt music is the only way to give an instantaneous moment the feel of slow motion. To romanticize it and glorify it and give it a soundtrack and a rhythm.” – Taylor Swift


“You have to, take a deep breath and allow the music to flow through you. Revel in it, allow yourself to awe. When you play allow the music to break your heart with its beauty.” – Kelly White


“Music became a healer for me. And I learned to listen with all my being. I found that it could wipe away all the emotions of fear and confusion relating to my family.” – Eric Clapton


“Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.” – Lou Rawls


“When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time.” – Lady Gaga


“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


“No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious & charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful.” – Kurt Vonnegut


“Music is a proud, temperamental mistress. Give her the time and attention she deserves, and she is yours. Slight her and there will come a day when you call and she will not answer. So I began sleeping less to give her the time she needed.” – Patrick Rothfuss


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