150 Music Quotes That Will Touch Your Heart and Soul

Allow these music quotes to relieve your stress and influence you to have a better mood throughout the day.

Music is a unique form of art. It allows us to express our emotions and creativity through beautiful notes, melodies, and lyrics. 

It can influence and exert a substantial effect on us, making music a compelling art that helps us in so many ways.

Best Music Quotes

So, if you need anything that you can relate to, make you happy, or alter your mood, feel free to read and reflect on our collection below!

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Best Music Quotes 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Famous Quotes About Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Inspirational Music Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

26. “It was the moment I realized what music can do to people, how it can make you hurt and feel so good all at once.” – Nina LaCour

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

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

29. “Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening.” – Aretha Franklin

Deep Quotes About Music

30. “Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.” – Maria Von Trapp 

31. “Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” – Ludwig van Beethoven

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

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

34. “Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.” – Ludwig van Beethoven

35. “Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul.” – Anonymous

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

37. “What music appeals to us, it is difficult to know; what we do know is that music reaches a zone so deep that madness itself cannot penetrate there.” – Emil Cioran

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

39. “Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory.” – Thomas Beecham

40. “When the pain penetrates, the music resonates.” – Anonymous

41. “Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.” – Martin Luther

42. “Music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees.” – Andres Segovia

43. “When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest of times, and to the latest.” – Henry David Thoreau

Short Music Quotes

44. “I think that music has an endless life.” – Anne Dudley

45. “If I cannot fly, let me sing.” – Stephen Sondheim

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

47. “Music, my rampart and my only one.” – Edna St. Vincent Millay

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

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

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

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

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

53. “Music is my higher power.” – Oliver James

54. “Music—what a powerful instrument, what a mighty weapon!” – Maria August Von Trapp

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

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

57. “Music is healing. Music holds things together.” – Prince

58. “As long as we live, there is never enough singing.” – Martin Luther

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Quotes on Music and Life

59. “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

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

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

62. “Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.” – Sergei Rachmaninov

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

64. “Wake up, live your life and sing the melody of your soul.” – Amit Ray

65. “Life is one grand sweet song so start the music.” – Ronald Reagan

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

67. “To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?” – Michael Jackson

68. “To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” – Osho

69. “Music is not take it or leave it; music is life or death!” – Joss Stirling

Interesting Music Quotes and Sayings

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

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

72. “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

73. “The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.” – Bruce Springsteen
74. “Those who wish to sing always find a song.” – Anonymous

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

76. “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

77. “There are two means of refuge from the misery of life—music, and cats.” – Albert Schweitzer

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

79. “Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.” – Yip Harburg

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

81. “There is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require.” – Edward Elgar

Quotes About Music and Love

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

83. “Music isn’t just a pleasure, a transient satisfaction. It’s a need, a deep hunger; and when the music is right, it’s joy. Love. A foretaste of heaven.” – Orson Scott Card

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

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

86. “I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with others.” – James Taylor

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

88. “Music is an expression of harmony in sound. Love is the expression of harmony in life.” – Stephen Gaskin

Music Quotes That You Won’t Forget

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

90. “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

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

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

93. “When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people.” – John Coltrane

94. “To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.” – Aaron Copland

95. “It really matters what you listen to. Select music that will strengthen your spirit.” – Russell M. Nelson

96. “Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.” – Stevie Wonder

97. “Music is critical in our lives and culture. It’s the inspiration that drives us. It’s also the window to our souls. It’s a reflection as to who we are, what we stand for and where we’re going.” – Bill Walton

98. “The day you open your mind to music, you’re halfway to opening your mind to life.” – Pete Townshend

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

100. “This will be our reply to violence—to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.” – Leonard Bernstein

Music Quotes to Make You Appreciate It Even More

101. “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

102. “Music will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

104. “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

105. “The only truth is music.” – Jack Kerouac

106. “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

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

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

109. “And I thought about how many people have loved those songs. And how many people got through a lot of bad times because of those songs. And how many people enjoyed good times with those songs. And how much those songs really mean.” – Stephen Chbosky

Music Quotes on How Influential It Can Be to Us

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

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

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

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

114. “Ah, music—a magic beyond all we do here!” – J.K. Rowling

115. “Music changes and I’m gonna change right along with it.” – Aretha Franklin

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

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

118. “I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.” – William James

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

120. “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

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

Music Quotes That Will Make You Chuckle

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

123. “Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.” – G.K. Chesterton

124. “All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.” – Frank Zappa

125. “You are the music while the music lasts.” – T.S. Eliot

126. “I’m just a musical prostitute, my dear.” – Freddie Mercury

Music Quotes About What It Can Symbolize for Many People

127. “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

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

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

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

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

132. “Music should be your escape.” – Missy Elliott

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

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

135. “My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a foolish thing to say that, but when I know facts, I can say facts. My music will go on forever.” – Bob Marley

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

137. “Music does not replace words, it gives tone to the words.” – Elie Wiesel

138. “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

139. “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

140. “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

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

Music Quotes That’ll Drive You to Make Your Mark in the World

142. “We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” – Arthur O’Shaughnessy

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

144. “No matter how corrupt, greedy, and heartless our government, our corporations, our media, and our religious and charitable institutions may become, the music will still be wonderful.” – Kurt Vonnegut

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

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

147. “Softly, deftly, music shall caress you. Hear it, feel it, secretly possess you.” – Charles Hart

148. “When you play, never mind who listens to you.” – Robert Schumann

149. “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.” – Albert Einstein

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

Does Music Help You Express Yourself?

Most of us consider music as our escape. It helps us get out of problematic situations, loneliness, or even heartbreaks. 

We also consider it our best friend—something that is always for us no matter what or how we feel. Each and every note of the songs we listen to makes us think we are not alone. Because of music, we know that there is something that we can run to when we want to let out the burden we feel inside. 

But, music is not only for those who are feeling down. Music is for everyone! Whether you feel sad, happy, in love, heartbroken, or lost, there’s music that you can relate to.

So, what are you waiting for? Get your phones and put your favorite music on! 

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Hi, I’m Karen, a content curator and writer for Quote Ambition; I’m also a marketing and advertising professional. Beyond the keyboard and the screen, I’m someone who’s out to enjoy every bit that life has to offer!

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