Top 50 Music Quotations

Discover the phenomenal complexity of music and reflect on the way it can positively influence your life with this sound collection of riveting quotes …

  1. "Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below." – Joseph Addison
  2. "Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness." –Maya Angelou
  3. "Music is either good or bad, and it's got to be learned. You got to have balance." – Louis Armstrong
  4. "Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life." – Berthold Auerbach
  5. "The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul." –Johann Sebastian Bach
  6. "Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life." – Ludwig van Beethoven
  7. "Music – The one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind can not comprehend." – Ludwig van Beethoven
  8. "Music can change the world." – Ludwig Van Beethoven
  9. "Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable." – Leonard Bernstein
  10. "Music has to breathe and sweat. You have to play it live." – James Brown
  11. "Music is well said to be the speech of angels." – Thomas Carlyle
  12. "All music comes from God." – Johnny Cash
  13. "If you learn music, you'll learn most all there is to know." – Edgar Cayce
  14. "Music is nothing separate from me. It is me … You'd have to remove the music surgically." – Ray Charles
  15. "Good music is good no matter what kind of music it is." – Miles Davis
  16. "There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music." – George Eliot
  17. "You are the music while the music lasts." –TS Eliot
  18. "We need magic, and bliss, and power, myth, and celebration and religion in our lives, and music is a good way to encapsulate a lot of it." – Jerry Garcia
  19. "Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife." – Kahlil Gibran
  20. "When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had and never will have." – Edgar Watson Howe
  21. "Music expresses that which can not be said and on which it is impossile to be silent." – Victor Hugo
  22. "The history of a people is found in its songs." – George Jellinek
  23. "Music is the vernacular of the human soul." – Geoffrey Latham
  24. "It requires wisdom to understand wisdom; the music is nothing if the audience is deaf." – Walter J. Lippmann
  25. "Just as certain selections of music will nourish your physical body and your emotional layer, so other musical works will bring greater health to your mind." – Hal A. Lingerman
  26. "Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world." – Giuseppe Mazzini
  27. "Music is a beautiful opiate, if you do not take it too seriously." – Henry Miller
  28. "I started making music because I could." – Alanis Morissette
  29. "Music helps you find the truths you must bring into the rest of your life." – Alanis Morissette
  30. "Music is spiritual. The music business is not." – Van Morrison
  31. "Like everything else in nature, music is a becoming, and it becomes its full self, when its sounds and laws are used by intelligent man for the production of harmony, and so made the vehicle of emotion and thought." – Theodore Mungers
  32. "Without music life would be a mistake." – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
  33. "In music the passions enjoy themselves." – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
  34. "Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you do not live it, it will not come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art. " – Charlie Parker
  35. "Music should be something that makes you gotta move, inside or outside." – Elvis Presley
  36. "It's the music that kept us all intact, kept us from going crazy." – Lou Reed
  37. "The music business was not safe, but it was FUN. It was like falling in love with a woman you know is bad for you, but you love every minute with her, anyway." – Lionel Richie
  38. "Music should never be harmless." – Robbie Robertson
  39. "Give me a laundry list and I'll set it to music." – Gioacchino Antonio Rossini
  40. "All music is important if it comes from the heart." – Carlos Santana
  41. "Music is the key to the female heart." – Johann G. Seume
  42. "The best music … is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with." – Bruce Springsteen
  43. "All I try to do is write music that feels meaningful to me, that has commitment and passion behind it." – Bruce Springsteen
  44. "In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain." –George Szell
  45. "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
  46. "For heights and depths no words can reach, music is the soul's own speech." –Unknown
  47. "Most of us go to our grave with our music still inside of us." –Unknown
  48. "I believe in the power of music. To me, it is not just a fad. This is a positive thing." – Eddie Vedder
  49. "Music at its essence is what gives us memories." – Stevie Wonder
  50. "There's a basic rule which runs through all kinds of music, kind of an unwritten rule. I do not know what it is. But I've got it." – Ron Wood

Source by Danielle Hollister

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