Top 50 Musical Quotes

Discover the phenomenal complexity of music and think about how it can positively influence your life with this sound collection of fascinating quotes …

  1. “Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all the heaven we have below.”
    – Joseph Addison
  2. “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl up in solitude.”
    –Maya Angelou
  3. “Music is good or bad, and it has to be learned. You have to have a balance.”
    – Louis Armstrong
  4. “Music washes away the dust of everyday life from the soul.”
    – Berthold Auerbach
  5. “The goal and the final end of all music should only be the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”
    –Jean-Sébastien Bach
  6. “Music is the mediator between spiritual and sensual life.”
    – Ludwig van Beethoven
  7. “Music – The only incorporeal entry into the upper world of knowledge which includes humanity but which humanity cannot comprehend.”
    – Ludwig van Beethoven
  8. “Music can change the world.”
    – Ludwig van Beethoven
  9. “Music can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable.”
    – Leonard Bernstein
  10. “Music has to breathe and sweat. You have to play it live.”
    – James Brown
  11. “It is said that music is the speech of angels.”
    – Thomas Carlyle
  12. “All music comes from God.”
    – Johnny Cash
  13. “If you learn music, you will learn everything there is to know.”
    – Edgar Cayce
  14. “The music is nothing separate from me. It’s me … The music should be surgically removed.”
    – Ray Charles
  15. “Good music is good regardless of the type of music.”
    – 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, happiness, power, myth, celebration and religion in our lives, and music is a good way to sum up a lot of it.”
    – Jerry Garcia
  19. “Music is the language of the mind. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing conflict.”
    – Kahlil Gibran
  20. “When people hear great music it makes them homesick for something they never had and never will have.”
    – Edgar Watson Howe
  21. “Music expresses what cannot be said and about which it is impossible to be silent.”
    – Victor Hugo
  22. “The story of a people is found in their songs.”
    – George Jellinek
  23. “Music is the vernacular of the human soul.”
    – Geoffrey Latham
  24. “It takes wisdom to understand wisdom; 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, 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 don’t take it too seriously.”
    – Henry Miller
  28. “I started making music because I could.”
    – Alanis Morissette
  29. “Music helps you find the truths that you need to 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 to produce harmony, and thus make it the vehicle of emotion and thought. ”
    – Théodore Mungers
  32. “Without music life would be a mistake.”
    – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
  33. “In music, passions have fun.”
    – Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
  34. “Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you that there is a limit to music. But, man, it doesn’t. there is no dividing line in art. ”
    – Charlie Parker
  35. “Music has to be something that gets you moving, inside or out.”
    – Elvis Presley
  36. “It’s the music that has kept us all intact, kept us from going crazy.”
    – Lou Reed
  37. “The music business wasn’t safe, but it was FUN. It was like falling in love with a woman you know to be 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 basically there to give you something to take on the world.”
    – Bruce Springsteen
  43. “All I try to do is write music that feels meaningful to me, that has a commitment and a passion behind it.
    – Bruce Springsteen
  44. “In music, you have to 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 enemies. I am linked to the oldest and the last.”
    – Henry David Thoreau
  46. “To heights and depths that no words can reach, music is the soul’s own speech.”
    – Unknown
  47. “Most of us go to our graves with our music still inside of us.”
    – Unknown
  48. “I believe in the power of music. For me, it’s not just a fad. It’s a positive thing.”
    – Eddie Vedder
  49. “Music in its essence is what gives us memories.”
    – Stevie Wonder
  50. “There’s a basic rule that runs through all kinds of music, kind of an unwritten rule. I don’t know what it is. But I have it.”
    – Ron Wood

Source by Danielle Hollister

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