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  • 11 Jul
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Here are some beautiful and inspirational music quotes to keep your spirits high. Share the best music quotes of 2019 with your friends and spread the language of music ahead. Read on.

“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

“There is nothing more to be said or to be done tonight, so hand me over my violin and let us try to forget for half an hour the miserable weather and the still more miserable ways of our fellowmen.”

― Arthur Conan Doyle

“The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.”

― William Shakespeare

“Softly, deftly, music shall caress you. Hear it, feel it, Secretly possess you.”

― Charles Hart

“Love is friendship set to music.”

Jackson Pollock

“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

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“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

“Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.”

― Alphonse de Lamartine

“Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.”

― Benjamin Disraeli

“Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.”

― Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

“It’s like if the music is loud enough I won’t be able to listen to my own thoughts. ”

― Nic Sheff

“I love the way music inside a car makes you feel invisible; if you play the stereo at max volume, it’s almost like the other people can’t see into your vehicle. It tints your windows, somehow.”

― Chuck Klosterman

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“Music is what tell us that the human race is greater than we realize.”

― Napoléon Bonaparte

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

― Vera Nazarian

“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.”

― Ingmar Bergman

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

― Haruki Murakami

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

― Patrick Rothfuss

“Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy”

― Ludwig van Beethoven

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“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.”

― Johnny Depp

“Music is to the soul what words are to the mind.”

― Modest Mouse

“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart..”

― Pablo Casals

“Everything in me feels fluttering and free, like I could take off from the ground at any second. Music, I think, he makes me feel like music.”

― Lauren Oliver

“Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.”

― G.K. Chesterton

“I’m just a musical prostitute, my dear.”

― Freddie Mercury

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“Musical innovation is full of danger to the State, for when modes of music change, the fundamental laws of the State always change with them.”

― Plato

“If I cannot fly, let me sing.”

― Stephen Sondheim

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

― Frank Zappa

“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

“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

“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

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

Igor Stravinsky

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.”

― Albert Schweitzer

“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

“Without music, life would be a mistake”

― Friedrich Nietzsche


“As long as we live, there is never enough singing.”

– Martin Luther

“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

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“Music — what a powerful instrument, what a mighty weapon!”

– Maria August von Trapp

“Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.”

― Johann Sebastian Bach

“The more you love,the more love you have to give.It’s the only feeling we have which is infinite…”

― Christina Westover

“Music can change the world because it can change people.”

― Bono

“If you were music, I would listen to you ceaselessly, and my low spirits would brighten up.”

― Anna Akhmatova

“Tell me what you listen to, and I’ll tell you who you are.”

― Tiffanie DeBartolo

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

– Emory Austin


“Music is the universal language of mankind.”

– Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Music comes to me more readily than words.”

Ludwig Van Beethoven

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

― John Lennon

“Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.”

― Hans Christian Andersen

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

– Aldous Huxley

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

Herbie Hancock

“The musician is perhaps the most modest of animals, but he is also the proudest.” – Erik Satie

“Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory.”

― Percy Bysshe Shelley

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

― Victor Hugo


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

“For the first time, he heard something that he knew to be music. He heard people singing. Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too. But perhaps, it was only an echo.”

― Lois Lowry

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“If music be the food of love, play on.”

– William Shakespeare

“It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted.”

― George Eliot


“If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know.”

Louis Armstrong

“Where words fail, music speaks.” 

― Hans Christian Andersen

“Music is the shorthand of emotion.” 

― Leo Tolstoy

“Without music, life would be a blank to me.”

― Jane Austen

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

― Aldous Huxley

“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

“Music is a proud, temperamental mistress. Give her the time and attention she deserves, and she is yours. Slight her and there will come a day when you call and she will not answer. So I began sleeping less to give her the time she needed.”

― Patrick Rothfuss

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

― Colbie Caillat

“Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy”

― Ludwig van Beethoven


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

― Confucius

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“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. ”

– Leopold Stokowski

“Music is my higher power”

― Oliver James

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

― Sarah Dessen

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

― Confucius

“Music is my higher power”

― Oliver James

“For the first time, he heard something that he knew to be music. He heard people singing. Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too. But perhaps, it was only an echo.”

― Lois Lowry

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“Music is the strongest form of magic.”

Marilyn Manson

“Music, my rampart and my only one.”

― Edna St. Vincent Millay

“When you play, never mind who listens to you.”

― Robert Schumann


“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”

– Lao Tzu


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

Pete Seeger

“My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.”

― Edith Sitwell

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

– George Eliot

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

― Sarah Dessen

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

― Martin Luther

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

― Kurt Vonnegut


“Wake up, live your life and sing the melody of your soul.”

– Amit Ray


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

– Confucius

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“How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?”

― Jane Swan

“I see my life in terms of music.”

― Albert Einstein

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

― Truman Capote

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

― Pat Conroy


“Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.”

– Claude Debussy


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

– Robert G. Ingersoll

“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.”

― Maria Augusta von Trapp

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“Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.”

Leonard Bernstein

“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

“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


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

– Haruki Murakami

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”

― Arthur O’Shaughnessy


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

– Josh Homme

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“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

“The most exciting rhythms seem unexpected and complex, the most beautiful melodies simple and inevitable.” 

― W.H. Auden


“The only love affair I have ever had was with music.”

Maurice Ravel

“Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.”

―  Ludwig van Beethoven

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

― Kahlil Gibran

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“The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.”

 ― Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”

― Lao Tzu

“How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?”

– Jane Swan


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

– Haruki Murakami

“Music is an outburst of the soul.”

― Frederick Delius


“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.”

Sergei Rachmaninoff

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“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


“The only love affair I have ever had was with music.”

Maurice Ravel

“The only truth is music.”

 ― Jack Kerouac

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

“This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”

― Leonard Bernstein

“If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.”

― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

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“Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit and never dies.”

– Edward Bulwer-Lytton

“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.”

― Robert Fripp

“I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.”

― Tom Waits

“When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time. ”

― Lady Gaga

“Who hears music, feels his solitude
Peopled at once.”

― Robert Browning

“If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.”

― John Lennon

“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

“Beethoven tells you what it’s like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it’s like to be human. Bach tells you what it’s like to be the universe.”

― Douglas Adams

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

― Oscar Wilde

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

― Frank Zappa

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