155+ Music Quotes That Will Inspire You

Music Quotes

Music is a form of artistic expression that uses organized sound elements, such as melody, harmony, rhythm, and timbre, to convey emotions, ideas, and stories. It is a universal language that transcends cultural boundaries and has been an integral part of human culture for millennia. Music can evoke a wide range of emotions and can have a profound impact on people’s moods and feelings. It is used for entertainment, self-expression, communication, and cultural preservation. Music can also serve therapeutic purposes and has been shown to have various psychological and emotional benefits for individuals. Overall, music is a multifaceted and deeply ingrained aspect of human life that plays a significant role in our culture, art, and personal experiences.

Music Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

16. “I need to listen to chill music when I’m driving. It prevents road rage.”
— Aaron Paul

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

18. “Music is my higher power.”
— Oliver James

19. “I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.”
— Igor Stravinsky

20. “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

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

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

23. “People haven’t always been there for me but music always has.”
— Taylor Swift

24. “The only truth is music.”
— Jack Kerouac

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

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

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

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

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

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

31. “Music changes, and I’m gonna change right along with it.”
— Aretha Franklin

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

33. “I lose myself in music because I can’t be bothered explaining what I feel to anyone else around me.”
— Robert Smith

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

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

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

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

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

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

40. “When words fail music speaks.
— Irena Huang

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

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

43. “Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.”
— Plato

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

45. “The power of music makes all the difference to me with motivation throughout the day.”
— Paul Brodie

46. “Music is by far the most wonderful method we have to remind us each day of the power of personal accomplishment.”
— Chris S. Salazar

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

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

49. “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

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

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

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

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

54. “Music is the soundtrack to every good and bad time we will ever have.”
— Alex Gaskarth

55. “Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.”
— Ludwig van Beethoven

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

57. “Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.”
— Sergei Rachmaninov

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

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

60. “I love the way music inside a car makes you feel invisible; if you play the stereo at max volume, it’s almost like the other people can’t see into your vehicle. It tints your windows, somehow.”
— Chuck Klosterman

61. “In music the passions enjoy themselves.”
— Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

62. “If I cannot fly, let me sing.”
— Stephen Sondheim

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

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

65. “Why not just live in the moment, especially if it has a good beat?”
— Goldie Hawn

66. “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”
— Confucious

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

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

69. “We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”
— Arthur William Edgar O’Shaughnessy

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

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

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

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

74. “Pop music often tells you everything is OK, while rock music tells you that it’s not OK, but you can change it.”
— Bono

75. “Music could ache and hurt, that beautiful music was a place a suffering man could hide.”
— Pat Conroy

76. “Sing your life; any fool can think of words that rhyme.”
— Morrissey

76. “Composers shouldn’t think too much – it interferes with their plagiarism.”
— Howard Dietz

77. “Every song is like a painting.”
— Dick Dale

78. “Long intros are cool because there’s a little bit of anticipation, you know?”
— Miranda Lambert

79. “I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from.”
— Sarah McLachlan

80. “Music is the silence between the notes.”
— Claude Debussy

81. “Live music is where you get the inspiration and the creativity.”
— Paul Rodgers

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

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

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

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

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

87. “For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.”
— Reba McEntire

88. “Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.”
— Jimi Hendrix

89. “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

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

91. “Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand.”
— Stevie Wonder

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

93. “When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable.”
— Henry David Thoreau

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

95. “Music is the medicine of the breaking heart.”
— Leigh Hunt

96. “There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we’d all love one another.”
— Frank Zappa

97. “When you’re happy, you enjoy the music but when you’re sad, you understand the lyrics.”
— Frank Ocean

98. “I think there is a song out there to describe just about any situation.”
— Criss Jami

99. “Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie.”
— John Milton

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

101. “Music is not take it or leave it; Music is life or death!”
— Joss Stirling

102. “My music isn’t just music—it’s medicine.”
— Kanye West

103. “Or music heard so deeply that it is not heard at all, but you are the music while the music lasts.”
— T.S. Eliot

104. “If everyone started off the day singing, just think how happy they’d be.”
— Lauren Myracle

105. “The more you love music, the more music you love.”
— Tom Moon

106. “Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together.”
— Edgar Winter

107. “We are able to feel and learn very quickly through music, through art, through poetry some spiritual things that we would otherwise learn very slowly.”
— Boyd K. Packer

108. “Ah, music. A magic beyond all we do here!”
— J. K. Rowling

109. “I am comforted by the assurance that there will be beautiful music in heaven, and for that I am most grateful.”
— Spencer W. Kimball

110. “Without music, I should wish to die.”
— Edna St. Vincent Millay

111. “If in the afterlife there is no music, we will have to import it.”
— Domenico Cieri

112. “All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.”
— Jean Cocteau

113. “Inspiring music may fill the soul with heavenly thoughts, move one to righteous action, or speak peace to the soul.”
— Ezra Taft Benson

114. “Music revives the recollections it would appease.”
— Madame de Stael

115. “The most effective preaching of the gospel is when it is accompanied by beautiful, appropriate music.”
— Harold B. Lee

116. “Music is not merely a study, it is an entertainment; wherever there is music there is a throng of listeners.”
— William C. Bryant

117. “Music is given to us with the sole purpose of establishing an order in things, including, and particularly, the coordination between man and time.”
— Igor Stravinsky

118. “The whole thing of being in music is not to control it but to be swept away by it.”
— Bobby Hutcherson

119. “Music is one of the fairest and most glorious gifts of God.”
— Martin Luther

120. “Music is not a science any more than poetry is. It is a sublime instinct, like the genius of all kinds.”
— Quida

121. “Music is a beautiful opiate if you don’t take it too seriously.”
— Henry Miller

122. “Music, when thus applied, raises noble hints in the mind of the hearer, and fills it with great conceptions. It strengthens devotion, and advances praise into rapture.”
— Joseph Addison

123. “There’s nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it.”
— Mickey Hart

124. “Music can set an atmosphere of worship which invites [the] spirit of revelation, of testimony.”
— Boyd K. Packer

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

126. “Music is perpetual, and only the hearing is intermittent.”
— Henry David Thoreau

127. “Music is my shining light, my favorite thing in the world. T get me to stop doing it for one second would be difficult!”
— Taylor Swift

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

129. “I think I should have no other mortal wants if I could always have plenty of music. It seems to infuse strength into my limbs and ideas into my brain. Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.”
— George Eliot

130. “If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music. It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth.”
— Sydney Smith

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

132. “To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.”
— Truman Capote

133. “Music religious heat inspires, It wakes the soul, and lifts it high, And wings it with sublime desires, And fits it to bespeak the Deity.”
— Joseph Addison

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

135. “Jazz is the only music in which the same note can be played night after night but differently each time.”
— Ornette Coleman

136. “We must see that music theory is not only about music but about how people process it. To understand any art, we must look below its surface into the psychological details of its creation and absorption.”
— Marvin Minsky

137. “If one hears bad music, it is one’s duty to drown it by one’s conversation.”
— Oscar Wilde

138. “In the melody of life, music is the sweetest refrain, playing the chords of our emotions with every note.”
— Maya Angelou

139. “Music has the power to heal, to inspire, and to transport us to places only our hearts can imagine.”
— Oprah Winfrey

140. “Music is not just a sound; it’s an emotion, a memory, and a time machine that can take us back to moments long gone.”
— Michelle Obama

141. “In the symphony of existence, music is the conductor of our emotions, leading us through the highs and lows of life.”
— Dalai Lama

142. “Music is the invisible thread that weaves through the tapestry of our lives, connecting us to our past and guiding us into the future.”
— Ellen DeGeneres

143. “From the softest lullaby to the boldest anthem, music has the power to awaken the deepest parts of our souls.”
— Bill Gates

144. “In the world of music, every note is a brushstroke, and every song is a masterpiece that paints the canvas of our hearts.”
— Desmond Tutu

145. “Music is the bridge that connects us to our emotions, allowing us to express what words alone cannot convey.”
— Malala Yousafzai

146. “In the silence of the night, music is the voice of our dreams, whispering melodies of hope and promise.”
— Audrey Hepburn

147. “Music is the language of the soul, a timeless conversation that transcends time and space.”
— Oprah Winfrey

148. “In the rhythm of life, music is the heartbeat, a symphony that dances in our veins and keeps us alive.”
— Stephen Hawking

149. “Music is the key that unlocks the door to our deepest emotions, inviting us to explore the depths of our hearts.”
— Michelle Obama

150. “In the orchestra of existence, music is the conductor of our passions, guiding us through the crescendos and decrescendos of love and life.”
— Maya Angelou

151. “Music is the soundtrack of our memories, a tapestry of tunes that stitches together the fabric of our lives.”
— Malala Yousafzai

152. “From the gentle hum of nature to the grand symphonies of human creation, music is the heartbeat of the universe.”
— Nelson Mandela

153. “Music is the universal storyteller, sharing the tales of humanity with a language that transcends barriers and connects hearts.”
— Desmond Tutu

154. “Master your instrument. Master the music. And then forget all that bullshit and just play.”
— Charlie Parker

155. “When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people., to help humanity free itself from its, hang-ups.”
— John Coltrane

156. “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