Top 50 Music Quotations

Discover the phenomenonal complexity of music and reflect on the way it can positively influence your life with this sound collection of riveting quotes...

  • "Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below."
    -- Joseph Addison

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

  • "Music is either good or bad, and it's got to be learned. You got to have balance."
    -- Louis Armstrong

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

  • "The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul."
    --Johann Sebastian Bach

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

  • "Music - The one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend."
    -- Ludwig van Beethoven

  • "Music can change the world. "
    -- Ludwig Van Beethoven

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

  • "Music has to breathe and sweat. You have to play it live. "
    -- James Brown

  • "Music is well said to be the speech of angels."
    -- Thomas Carlyle

  • "All music comes from God."
    -- Johnny Cash

  • "If you learn music, you'll learn most all there is to know. "
    -- Edgar Cayce

  • "Music is nothing separate from me. It is me... You'd have to remove the music surgically. "
    -- Ray Charles

  • "Good music is good no matter what kind of music it is. "
    -- Miles Davis

  • "There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music."
    -- George Eliot

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

  • "We need magic, and bliss, and power, myth, and celebration and religion in our lives, and music is a good way to encapsulate a lot of it. "
    -- Jerry Garcia

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

  • "When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had and never will have."
    -- Edgar Watson Howe

  • "Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossile to be silent."
    -- Victor Hugo

  • "The history of a people is found in its songs."
    -- George Jellinek

  • "Music is the vernacular of the human soul."
    -- Geoffrey Latham

  • "It requires wisdom to understand wisdom; the music is nothing if the audience is deaf."
    -- Walter J. Lippmann

  • "Just as certain selections of music will nourish your physical body and your emotional layer, so other musical works will bring greater health to your mind."
    -- Hal A. Lingerman

  • "Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world."
    -- Giuseppe Mazzini

  • "Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously."
    -- Henry Miller

  • "I started making music because I could."
    -- Alanis Morissette

  • "Music helps you find the truths you must bring into the rest of your life. "
    -- Alanis Morissette

  • "Music is spiritual. The music business is not. "
    -- Van Morrison

  • "Like everything else in nature, music is a becoming, and it becomes its full self, when its sounds and laws are used by intelligent man for the production of harmony, and so made the vehicle of emotion and thought."
    -- Theodore Mungers

  • "Without music life would be a mistake."
    -- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

  • "In music the passions enjoy themselves."
    -- Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

  • "Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art."
    -- Charlie Parker

  • "Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside. "
    -- Elvis Presley

  • "It's the music that kept us all intact, kept us from going crazy. "
    -- Lou Reed

  • "The music business was not safe, but it was FUN. It was like falling in love with a woman you know is bad for you, but you love every minute with her, anyway."
    -- Lionel Richie

  • "Music should never be harmless."
    -- Robbie Robertson

  • "Give me a laundry list and I'll set it to music."
    -- Gioacchino Antonio Rossini

  • "All music is important if it comes from the heart. "
    -- Carlos Santana

  • "Music is the key to the female heart."
    -- Johann G. Seume

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

  • "All I try to do is write music that feels meaningful to me, that has commitment and passion behind it."
    -- Bruce Springsteen

  • "In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain."
    --George Szell

  • "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

  • "For heights and depths no words can reach, music is the soul's own speech."

  • "Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside of us."

  • "I believe in the power of music. To me, it isn't just a fad. This is a positive thing."
    -- Eddie Vedder

  • "Music at its essence is what gives us memories. "
    -- Stevie Wonder

  • "There's a basic rule which runs through all kinds of music, kind of an unwritten rule. I don't know what it is. But I've got it."
    -- Ron Wood

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