75 Music Quotes, Great Reminder that music is one of the most powerful forms of expression.

If you’re a music lover, you’ll appreciate the following music quotes. They perfectly capture the magic of music and its ability to move us. Whether you’re a musician or just a fan, I hope you enjoy these quotes as much as I do.

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I remember the first time I ever heard classical music. I was in the car with my parents, and my dad had the classical station on the radio. I was about six years old, and I remember being so fascinated by the music.

I couldn’t believe that there were people who could create such beautiful sounds. Since then, I’ve come to appreciate classical music more and more. I’ve also discovered that music can have a profound impact on our behavior and even our thinking. In fact, there’s a lot of research that supports the idea that music can be therapeutic.

For example, one study found that listening to classical music can improve our ability to concentrate. And another study showed that listening to music can help us process information more quickly.

Music can also be a powerful tool for relaxation. In a study published in the journal Music Therapy, participants who listened to relaxing music before bedtime reported improved sleep quality and decreased levels of anxiety.

So it seems that music has the ability to change our behavior and even our thinking. I think that’s pretty amazing!

There’s something about music that just seems to speak to the soul. It’s one of the oldest forms of communication, and its ability to evoke emotion is undeniable. That’s why I love collecting music quotes- they remind me of why I love music in the first place. Here are some of my favorites:

75 Music Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

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

7. “And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.” –  Friedrich Nietzsche

8. “Where words fail, music speaks.” — Hans Christian Andersen

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

10. “Life is one grand, sweet song so start the music.” – Ronald Reagan

11. “If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it; that surfeiting, “The appetite may sicken, and so die.” –  William Shakespeare

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

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

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

15. “Where words leave off, music begins.” – Heinrich Heine

16. “People haven’t always been there for me but music always has.” – Taylor Swift

17. “Music is healing. Music holds things together.” – Prince

18. “Music is one of the highest forms of language which can touch everyone’s feeling—including animals.” – Debasish Mridha

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

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

21. “My ambition was to live like music.” –  Mary Gaitskill

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

23. “Music can change the world.” – Ludwig van Beethoven

24. “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

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

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

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

28. “Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.” – Robert Fripp

29. “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” – Plato

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

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

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

34. “Where words leave off, music begins.” – Heinrich Heine

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

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

37. “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

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

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

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

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

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

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

44. “Music is the soundtrack of your life.” – Dick Clark

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

46. “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” – Lao Tzu

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

48. “Music creates a bridge between our soul and the infinite.” – Debasish Mridha

47. “Where words fail, music speaks.”- Hans Christian Andersen

48. “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

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

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

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

52. “Music is the universal language of mankind.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow “Next to music, beer was best.” – Carson McCullers

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

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

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

56. “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

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

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

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Inspirational Music Quotes

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

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

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

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

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

64. “Music is an outburst of the soul.” –  Frederick Delius

65. “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

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

67. “I love the relationship that anyone has with music … because there’s something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. … It’s the best part of us probably …” – Nick Hornby

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

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

70. “Music is the shorthand of emotion.” – Leo Tolstoy

71. “Music communicates to us emotionally through systematic violations of expectations.” – Daniel J. Levitin

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

73. “Music is an unconscious exercise in metaphysics in which the mind does not know it is philosophizing.” – Arthur Schopenhauer

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

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

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