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130 Famous Quotes About Music and Life

Quotes About Music

Music is something which heals you a bit more, makes you enjoy everything around you. There is no day when you don’t hear music. The relation of music and the singer is like the listener and its own story. Here is how the singer gets its success. Everything has its own designed background music; maybe the suspense doesn’t have because of the silence to cover the depth of it. 

Whatever the music is, it’s not a one day work; it takes a long time to make it perfect bit by bit. Then when it comes to ears, it should soothe everyone in or around. All music is different, some are sweet, some lock memories, some are rhythmic, some have beats, and it waits for your mood. If your life is going slow, then don’t forget to read the lines below and choose the rhythm for your life.

World is so incredible that something in everything is beautiful like the Jugnoo at night, honey bees at their hive. Every non-musician has a different kind of impact music provides. And when it comes to note the magic or stardust, the music spreads everything together. Here are some collections of best quotations on music.

Quotes About Music

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

2. “Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.” – John Erskine


3. “Some people have lives; some people have music.” – John Green

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


5. “My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.” ― Edith Sitwell

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

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

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8. “Music – what a powerful instrument, what a mighty weapon!” – Maria von Trapp

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9. “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

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

11. “Music should be your escape.” – Missy Elliot

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

13. “My music isn’t just music – its medicine.” – Kanye West

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14. “I believe that a person’s taste in music tells you a lot about them. In some cases, it tells you everything you need to know.” – Leila Sales

15. “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

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

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

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

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

Famous Music Quotes

20. “Music sounds different to the one who plays it. It is the musician’s curse.” – Patrick Rothfuss

21. “Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.” – John Paul Friedrich Richter

22. “If Music is a Place — then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.” – Vera Nazarin

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

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

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

26. “We’re musicians. We make music for a living. It’s that simple. Nothing else matters.” – Eddie Van Halen

27. “Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more music in them.” – Louis Armstrong

28. “Life and love go on, let the music play.” – Johnny Cash

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

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

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

32. “A gentleman is someone who knows how to play the banjo and doesn’t.” – Mark Twain

33. “For me there is something primitively soothing about this music, and it went straight to my nervous system, making me feel ten feet tall.” – Eric Clapton

34. “My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.” – Edith Sitwell

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

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

37. “A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” – Leopold Stokowski

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

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39. “If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish the answer.” ― Confucius

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

41. “Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.” – Oscar Wilde

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

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43. “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

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

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45. “Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.” ― Hans Christian Andersen

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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53. “Music is everybody’s business. It’s only the publishers who think people own it.” – John Lennon

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

63. “If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

64. “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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65. “I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet.” – Ludwig van Beethoven

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66. “There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original.” – Franz Joseph Haydn

67. “Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.” – Claude Debussy

68. “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

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

70. “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

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

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

73. “A strange art – music – the most poetic and precise of all the arts, vague as a dream and precise as algebra.” – Guy de Maupassant

“74. Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.” – Baruch Spinoza

75. “Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself.” – Henry Ward Beecher

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

77. “Hell is full of musical amateurs.” ― George Bernard Shaw

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

79. “Philosophy is the highest music.” – Plato

80. “A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with his previous one.” – Dmitri Shostakovich

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81. “A musician should only sound like what they do, and no two musicians sound the same. It’s an individual-feel thing, you know?” – Dave Grohl

82. “There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.” ― George Eliot

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

84. “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

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

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

87. “Country music is three chords and the truth.” – Harlan Howard

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

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

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

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

92. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

104. “If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.” – Gustav Mahler

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

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

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

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

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

“110. 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

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111. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

118. “A fine work of art – music, dance, painting, story – has the power to silence the chatter in the mind and lift us to another place.” – Robert McKee

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

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

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

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

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

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

125. “The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth and sing. What a mistake that would be.” – Pete Seeger

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

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

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

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

130. “I’ve always thought people would find a lot more pleasure in their routines if they burst into song at significant moments.” – John Barrowman

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