ᐅ199+ Best Music Quotes - Inspiring Quotes About Music

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

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” — Victor Hugo

“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

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

“He who sings frightens away his ills.” — Miguel de Cervantes

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

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

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

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

“Some people have lives; some people have music.” — John Green

“Music gives color to the air of the moment.” — Karl Lagerfeld

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

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

“The only truth is music.” — Jack Kerouac

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

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

“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

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

“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

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

“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 your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.” — Charlie Parker

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

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

“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

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

“Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.” — Thomas Fuller

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

“Country music is three chords and the truth.” — Harlan Howard

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

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

“Music replays the past memories, awaken our forgotten worlds and make our minds travel.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

“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 can heal the wounds which medicine cannot touch.” ― Debasish Mridha

“Life is one grand, sweet song so start the music.” — Ronald Reagan

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

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

“Once again, she was free. Once again, she found peace. It was music that freed her soul from the dungeon of her mind.” ― Wiss Auguste

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

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

“Music is life itself.” — Louis Armstrong

“Can a mere song change a people's minds? I doubt that it is so. But a song can infiltrate your heart and the heart may change your mind.” ― Elvis Costello

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

“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

“Those who wish to sing always find a song.” — Unknown

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

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

“Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.” — Billy Joel

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

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

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

“Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.” — Oscar Wilde

“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 acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.” ― Maria von Trapp

“I've found that no matter what life throws at me, music softens the blow.” ― Bryce W. Anderson

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

“The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.” — Duke Ellington

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

“There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.” ― George Eliot

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

“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, Saving June

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

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

“Music can change the world.” — Ludwig van Beethoven

“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 healing. Music holds things together.” ― Prince

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

“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

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

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

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” ― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't.” ― Johnny Depp

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

“Where words leave off, music begins.” — Heinrich Heine

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

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