Looking for the best music quotes? We’ve compiled a list of the top 120 famous and inspirational quotes and sayings about music.

120 Inspirational And Famous Music Quotes


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


119

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


118

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


117

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


116

“Music is my religion.” – Jimi Hendrix


115

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


114

“The only truth is music.” – Jack Kerouac


113

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


112

“Music should be your escape.” – Missy Elliott


111

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


110

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

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109

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


108

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


107

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


106

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


105

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


104

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


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


102

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


101

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


100

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

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“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


98

“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


97

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


96

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


95

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


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“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


93

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


92

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


91

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


90

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

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89

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


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“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


87

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


86

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


85

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


84

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


83

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


82

“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


81

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


80

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

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79

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


78

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


77

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


76

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


75

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


74

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


73

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


72

“My music is a luxury.” – Lana Del Rey


71

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


70

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

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


68

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


67

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


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


65

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


64

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


63

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


62

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


61

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


60

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

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


58

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


57

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


56

“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


55

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


54

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


53

“Good music is good music.” – Gretchen Wilson


52

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


51

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


50

“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

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49

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


48

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


47

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


46

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


45

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


44

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


43

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


42

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


41

“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


40

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

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39

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


38

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


37

“My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.” – Bob Marley


36

“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


35

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


34

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


33

“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


32

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


31

“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


30

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

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29

“Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.” – Martin Luther


28

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


27

“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


26

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


25

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


24

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


23

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


22

“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


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


20

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

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“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


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“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


17

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


16

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


15

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


14

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


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


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“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


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


10

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

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


8

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


7

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


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


5

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


4

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


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


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


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