100 Music Quotes From The Best Musicians In The World

By Maxime Lagacé

Maxime is the founder of WisdomQuotes. He has been collecting quotes since 2004. His goal? To help you develop a calm and peaceful mind. Learn more about him on his about page.

Here are 100 of the best music quotes I could find. Hope you’ll find beautiful and inspiring words that will fuel your soul for the day. You’ll discover quotes by Beethoven, Jimi Hendrix, Mozart, and many more. Enjoy!

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Music can change the world. Ludwig van Beethoven

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

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Music is the universal language of mankind. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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

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A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. Chinese proverb


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Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune. Thomas Fuller

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

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

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

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


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Close your eyes. Listen. Nothing’s missing. Maxime Lagacé

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

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And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. Friedrich Nietzsche

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A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. Leopold Stokowski

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


The Best Music Quotes

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Music comes from a place we don’t know. Chris Martin (Coldplay)

Music is an outburst of the soul. Frederick Delius

Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory. Oscar Wilde

If I cannot fly, let me sing. Stephen Sondheim

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

Some people have lives; some people have music. John Green

Music is the strongest form of magic. Marilyn Manson

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Music is what tell us that the human race is greater than we realize. Napoleon Bonaparte

Pop music often tells you everything is OK, while rock music tells you that it’s not OK, but you can change it. Bono (U2)

You are the music while the music lasts. T.S. Eliot

Music is the color of sound. Unknown


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

If Music is a Place — then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple. Vera Nazarian

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

Life is a song. Love is the music. Unknown

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

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Where words fail, music speaks. Hans Christian Andersen

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

Music is the soundtrack of your life. Dick Clark

My job has very little to do with music. It has more to do with taste and culture and balance. Rick Rubin (wikipedia.org)

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

Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory. Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

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

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

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

Music… can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable. Leonard Bernstein

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

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

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The Most Famous Music Quotes

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Searching for a famous music quote by a famous musician? Check out those sayings by Beethoven, Adele, Bob Marley, Mozart, etc.
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I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears. Adele

Music is my religion. Jimi Hendrix

Jazz is not just music, it’s a way of life, it’s a way of being, a way of thinking. Nina Simone

Music is… a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. Ludwig van Beethoven

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

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman. Ludwig van Beethoven (csmonitor.com)

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

Music is a great natural high and a great natural escape. Shania Twain

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Music is a safe kind of high. Jimi Hendrix

Play it fuckin’ loud! Bob Dylan

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

Bach is an astronomer, discovering the most marvellous stars. Beethoven challenges the universe. I only try to express the soul and the heart of man. Frédéric Chopin

Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is the best. Frank Zappa

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

People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It’s like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song. Michael Jackson

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

Music is the emotional life of most people. Leonard Cohen

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If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know. Louis Armstrong

I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues. Duke Ellington

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

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

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 (Did you know that Einstein played the violin? cmuse.org)

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

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

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

Short Music Quotes

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One-liners, short music sayings, thoughts, and captions for your bio, social status, self-talk, motto, mantra, signs, posters, wallpapers, and backgrounds.
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I see my life in terms of music. Albert Einstein

Hell is full of musical amateurs. George Bernard Shaw

Music, my rampart and my only one. Edna St. Vincent Millay

It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted. George Eliot

Philosophy is the highest music. Plato

Art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time. Jean-Michel Basquiat

Music is the shorthand of emotion. Leo Tolstoy

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He who sings frightens away his ills. Miguel de Cervantes

Music – what a powerful instrument, what a mighty weapon! Maria Augusta von Trapp

The pause is as important as the note. Truman Fisher

I think that music has an endless life. Anne Dudley

Music is the poetry of the air. Richter

Music should be your escape. Missy Elliott

You can cage the singer but not the song. Harry Belafonte

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Melody is, and ever will be, the very flower of music. August W. Ambros

Music is what life sounds like. Eric Olson

Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche

Every life has a soundtrack. Jodi Picoult

Where words leave off, music begins. Heinrich Heine

Music is like a huge release of tension. James Taylor

When words fail music speaks. Irena Huang

Music is my higher power. Oliver James


Inspirational Music Sayings

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

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

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

Music hits us in a really emotional way. For me, it took me away in a way that nothing else could. Rick Rubin

I love the relationship that anyone has with music… because there’s something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It’s the best part of us probably. Nick Hornby

Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering. Steve Maraboli

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

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The only truth is music. Jack Kerouac

When we listen to music we are not listening to the past, we are not listening to the future, we are listening to an expanded present. Alan Watts

If, while at the piano, you attempt to form little melodies, that is very well; but if they come into your mind of themselves, when you are not practicing, you may be still more pleased; for the internal organ of music is then roused in you. The fingers must do what the head desires; not the contrary. Robert Schumann

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

Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. Maya Angelou

There are four qualities essential to a great jazzman. they are taste, courage, individuality, and irreverence. Stan Getz

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

We grown-up people think that we appreciate music, but if we realized the sense that an infant has brought with it of appreciating sound and rhythm, we would never boast of knowing music. The infant is music itself. Hazrat Inayat Khan

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We’ve already invented a time machine. It’s called music. Brian Norgard

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

My idea is that 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

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

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

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

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

RelatedThe Powerful Effect of Music on the Brain (thetabernaclechoir.org)


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A song will outlive all sermons in the memory. Henry Giles

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

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Author Bio

maxime lagace

Maxime Lagacé started collecting quotes in 2004 after he lost his girlfriend in a car accident.

In search of meaning, he dived in the self-improvement world, psychology and trail running.

Books, blogs, quotes and nature became his guide.

He started journaling, reflecting, writing his thoughts, feelings and quotes.

His goal was to understand his pain, his depression, his fears, his lack of motivation and inspiration.

He finished his software engineering degree in 2007 at the École de Technologie Supérieure de Montréal.

A few years later, he started his first website to share his love of quotes.

Maxime is a father of two, husband, and INFJ.

Other notable interests of Maxime are health (mental and physical), meditation, bananas, SEO, human potential, and education.

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March 7, 2022

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