Music Quotes

Music Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

10. “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

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

12. “Music is healing. Music holds things together.” ― Prince

13. “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

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

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

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

17. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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25. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

34. “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

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

36. “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

37. “Music is life itself.” — Louis Armstrong

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

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

40. “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, The Illusions of Hope

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

53. “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

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

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

56. “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

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

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

59. “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, Love Is a Mix Tape

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

61. “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

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

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

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