50 Perfect Quotes About Music

50 Perfect Quotes About MusicSometimes, the most satisfying thing about hearing quotes from famous figures is realizing that a great mind shared the same thoughts and feelings as you. Geniuses, they’re just like us!

When it comes to music, many of history’s greats had a lot to say, so you’re bound to find that somebody incredible loved music just the way that you do. Share these quotes with your friends, paint them on your studio wall, slip them into a loved one’s instrument case, or write them in your journal. Just like your favorite songs, these great quotes about music are yours to live with!

1. “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” -Victor Hugo (Tweet This Quote)

2. “Without music, life would be a mistake.” -Friedrich Nietzsche (Tweet This Quote)

3. “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” -Maya Angelou (Tweet This Quote)

4. “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” -Plato (Tweet This Quote)

5. “The only truth is music.” -Jack Kerouac (Tweet This Quote)

6. “Ah, music,” he said, wiping his eyes. “A magic beyond all we do here!” -J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerers Stone (Tweet This Quote)

7. “Music is the universal language of mankind.” -Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Tweet This Quote)

8. “If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.” -J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan (Tweet This Quote)

9. “Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.” -Johnny Depp (Tweet This Quote)

10. “Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.” -Maria von Trapp (Tweet This Quote)

11. “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” -Laozi (Tweet This Quote)

12. “The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.” -Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (Tweet This Quote)

13. “Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life, bringing peace, abolishing strife.” -Kahlil Gibran (Tweet This Quote)

14. “Music is everybody’s business. It’s only the publishers who think people own it” -John Lennon (Tweet This Quote)

15. “Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.” -Hans Christian Andersen (Tweet This Quote)

16. “Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.” -Haruki Murakami (Tweet This Quote)

17. “Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.” -Benjamin Disraeli (Tweet This Quote)

18. “Why not just live in the moment, especially if it has a good beat?” -Goldie Hawn (Tweet This Quote)

19. “There are all kinds of mix tapes. There is always a reason to make one.” -Rob Sheffield, Love is a Mix Tape (Tweet This Quote)

20. “I see my life in terms of music.” -Albert Einstein (Tweet This Quote)

21. “Music can change the world because it can change people.” -Bono (Tweet This Quote)

22. “I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.” -Igor Stravinsky (Tweet This Quote)

23. “Ignore all hatred and criticism. Live for what you create, and die protecting it.” -Lady Gaga (Tweet This Quote)

24. “Love is friendship set to music.” -Jackson Pollock (Tweet This Quote)

25. “A great song should lift your heart, warm the soul and make you feel good.” -Colbie Caillat (Tweet This Quote)

26. “There are only a few notes. Just variations on a theme.” -John Lennon (Tweet This Quote)

27. “Tell me what you listen to, and I’ll tell you who you are.” -Tiffanie DeBartolo, How to Kill a Rock Star (Tweet This Quote)

28. “Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.” -Pablo Casals (Tweet This Quote)

29. “Music sounds different to the one who plays it. It is the musician’s curse.” -Patrick Rothfuss (Tweet This Quote)

30. “A gentleman is someone who knows how to play the banjo and doesn’t.” -Mark Twain (Tweet This Quote)

31. “Writing about music is like dancing about architecture – it’s really a stupid thing to want to do.” -Elvis Costello (Tweet This Quote)

32. “Too bad people can’t always be playing music, maybe then there wouldn’t be any more wars.” -Margot Benary-Isbert (Tweet This Quote)

33. “The piano keys are black and white but they sound like a million colors in your mind” -Maria Cristina Mena (Tweet This Quote)

34. “Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician.” -Kurt Vonnegut (Tweet This Quote)

35. “If music be the food of love, play on.” -William Shakespeare, Twelfth Night (Tweet This Quote)

36. “Music does not replace words, it gives tone to the words” -Elie Wiesel (Tweet This Quote)

37. “If you’ve lost your faith in love and music then the end won’t be long.” -Pete Doherty (Tweet This Quote)

38. “Don’t be afraid, just play the music.” -Charlie Parker (Tweet This Quote)

39. “Through music we may wander where we will in time, and find friends in every century.” -Helen Thompson (Tweet This Quote)

40. “Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.” -John Erskine (Tweet This Quote)

41. “If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.” -Louis Armstrong (Tweet This Quote)

42. “Well, I sort of don’t trust anybody who doesn’t like Led Zeppelin.” -Jack White (Tweet This Quote)

43. “There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.” -George Eliot (Tweet This Quote)

44. “Music is the soundtrack of our lives.” -Dick Clark (Tweet This Quote)

45. “To hell with the rules. If it sounds right, then it is.” -Eddie Van Halen  (Tweet This Quote)

46. “My ambition was to live like music.” -Mary Gaitskill (Tweet This Quote)

47. “Music gives color to the air of the moment.” -Karl Lagerfeld (Tweet This Quote)

48. “Anything can become music if listened to long enough.” -Jeff Noon (Tweet This Quote)

49. “Good music always defeats bad luck.” -Jack Vance (Tweet This Quote)

50. “Philosophy is the highest music.” -Plato (Tweet This Quote)

Did we miss any? Share some of your favorite quotes about music in the comments below!



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