Quotes About Music
& Song To Live By
These quotes about music and song are all inspirational, positive words of wisdom.
Music is a vibrational energy that has an instant affect on our emotions - relaxing music chills, upbeat music boosts energy, melancholy music saps energy. Adding lyrics gives the music more power, either adding to the positive or negative vibes.
Children are especially susceptible to the energy of music. Several years ago, one of my daughters noticed that her seven year old would cry whenever a slower, 'sad' song was played. Once she realised what was causing her daughters distress, she made sure that only uplifting music was played around her, it was several months before this strong effect calmed down, but it had made the family aware of the power of music.
There are more wise words from unknown sources on the Music Sayings page.
Quotes about music are listed alphabetically on surname/source
Quotes About Music: A
I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.
I just want to make music, I don’t want people to talk about me. All I’ve ever wanted to do was sing.
It’s amazing the way that music brings people together.
Quotes About Music: B
Thomas Beecham 1879 - 1961
Good music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and quits the memory with difficulty.
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 - 1887
Of all the music that reached farthest into Heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
Ludwig van Beethoven 1770 - 1827
Don't only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. The mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. The one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge, which comprehends mankind, but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Irving Berlin 1888 - 1989
The song is ended... but the melody lingers on.
As a rock star, I have two instincts: I want to have fun and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.
If you pour your life into songs, you want them to be heard. It's a desire to communicate. A desire to communicate inspires songwriting.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
Music fills in for words a lot of the time when people don't know what to say, and I think music can be more eloquent than words.
Eva Burrows 1929
In family life, love is: the oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together and the music that brings harmony.
illustrated by Sandra Reeves
Samuel Butler 1835 - 1902
Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
Lord Byron 1788 - 1824
Like music on the waters is thy sweet voice to me.
Quotes About Music: C
George Carlin 1937 - 2008
Those who dance are considered insane by those who can’t hear the music.
Rosanne Cash 1955
Art and music are two of the most powerful healing forces in the Universe.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 - 1881
Every day that is born into the world comes with a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will.
If you look deep enough you will see music.. The heart of nature being everywhere music.
Music is well said to be the speech of Angels, infact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so Divine. It brings us near to the infinite.
Lydia Maria Child 1802 - 1880
Music is a prophecy of what life is to be, the rainbow of promise translated out of seeing into hearing.
Aaron Copland 1900 - 1990
The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, ‘Is there a meaning to music?’ My answer to that would be, ‘Yes.’ And, ‘Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?’ My answer to that would be, ‘No.’
Quotes About Music: D
Roald Dahl 1916 - 1990
Don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.
So the music is saying something to them. It is sending a message. I do not think the human beans is knowing what that message is, but they is loving it just the same.
Johnny Depp 1963
Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.
Wayne Dyer 1940 - 2015
Don’t die with your music still in you.
Quotes About Music: E
Sylvia Earle 1935
I love music of all kinds, but there’s not greater music than the sound of my grandchildren laughing.
Albert Einstein 1879 - 1955
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. I get most joy in life out of my violin.
Edward Elgar 1857 - 1934
There is music in the air.
Music is human fuel. To feel it washing over us in person, like the voltage that frees us from the concepts of restraints or walls or time. It’s not a form of escapism, but rather, a route inward. It is primal. Inspiring. Raw. Beautiful. Music is art. We’re always electrified by the art we love.
Quotes About Music: F
E. M. Forster 1879 - 1970
It will be generally admitted that Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is the most sublime noise that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.
Quotes About Music: G
Kahlil Gibran 1883 - 1931
A singer cannot delight you with his singing unless he himself delights to sing.
And your body is the harp of your Soul, and it is yours to bring forth sweet music from it, or confused sounds.
Art began when man glorified the sun with a hymn of gratitude.
The flower that grows above the clouds will never wither. And the song chanted by the lips of the brides of dawn will never vanish.
The reality of music is in that vibration that remains in the ear after the singer finishes his song and the player no longer plucks the strings.
The secret in singing is found between the vibration in the singer’s voice and the throb in the hearer’s heart.
Dorothy Frances Gurney 1858 - 1932
The kiss of the sun for pardon
The song of the birds for mirth
One is nearer to God’s heart in a garden
Than anywhere else on Earth.
Quotes About Music: H
My mom is a never-ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness and Being. I may sometimes forget the words, but I always remember the tune.
Max Heindel 1865 - 1919
Music is the Soul of language.
George Herbert 1593 - 1633
He that liveth in hope danceth without music.
Victor Hugo 1802 - 1885
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Aldous Huxley 1894 - 1963
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressive is music.
Quotes About Music: J
Michael Jackson 1958 - 2009
A star can never die. It just turns into a smile and melts back into the cosmic music, the dance of life.
This world we live in is the dance of the Creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye, but the dance lives 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?
Billy Joel 1949
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.
Quotes About Music: K
Kabir 1398 - 1518
Music without words means leaving behind the mind. And leaving behind music is meditation. And the source of all is sound.
Hazrat Inayat Khan 1882 - 1927
Music should be healing, music should uplift the Soul; music should inspire.
Quotes About Music: L
Music is the vernacular of the human Soul.
(vernacular = most widely spoken language)
The art of life is to make another Soul vibrate with a song of Joy.
Love is the Soul's exquisite vibrations. Love is the Soul at song.
John A. Logan
Music is the medicine of the mind.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 - 1882
Music is the Universal language of mankind.
Quotes About Music: M
Dorothy Maclean 1920
When a smile touches our hearts. When the forest stills us to peace. When music moves us to rapture. When we really love laugh or dance with joy. We are at one with the Angels.
Henry Miller 1891 - 1980
Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful Souls and interesting people.
Movie - August Rush
Music is God's reminder that there's something else besides us in this Universe, a harmonic connection between all living things everywhere, even the stars.
Robert Muller 1923 - 2010
Be an artist of your life: make it a work of art of which you can be proud, as artist are with their paintings, sculptures, music or writings. As a matter of fact, art and writing will follow, for you will want to express and preserve your life in a durable form.
Encourage your trillions of faithful little cells through joy, happiness and confidence. Thank them, talk to them, sing to them.
Love the road of your life. There is so much beauty to see, so much music to hear, so many flowers to smell, so many thoughts to be thought, so much love to be had, so much Divinity to be felt.
The same way as the Hopis sing to their corn to make it grow, so should we sing to our whole being, to our body, to our eyes, to our heart, to our mind, to all our helpers of life, the trillions of little cells who work together to make us life. A mother sings to her child. She as very good reason for doing that. A couple sings and dances when falling in love. The whole world must become a Paradise and learn to sing and dance together. World cooperation must take the form of a festival, of a joyous love event.
With our help, a day will come when all humanity will live, feel and work together as beautifully and harmoniously as when we sing and celebrate together in a cathedral, our miraculous planet Earth is a cathedral floating in the Universe.
Quotes About Music: N
The Heavens give us each a song.
We sang songs that carried in their melodies all the sounds of nature.
Friedrich Nietzsche 1844 - 1900
And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
Quotes About Music: O
William Osler 1849 - 1919
Laughter is the music of life.
Quotes About Music: P
Charlie Parker 1920 - 1955
Master your instrument, master the music and then forget all that and just play.
Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.
They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.
Katy Perry 1984
I actually finally let the Light in and then I was able to create all these songs that were inspired by letting the Light in and doing some self-reflection and just kind of working on myself.
Plato 429BC - 347BC
Every heart sings a song incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
Music has the capacity to reach the innermost reaches of the Soul, and gives flight to the imagination.
Plato 429BC - 347BC
Music gives Soul to the Universe - Wings to the Mind, Flight to the Imagination and Life to Everything.
God sends each person into this world with a special message to deliver, with a special song to sing, with a special act of love to bestow.
Gloria & Julie (1979)
When your feeling down, do you know you can change it... like that! Put on a beautiful piece of music, start singing - that will change your emotion. Or think of something beautiful, think of a baby - maybe one you love. Really keep that thought in your mind, block out everything but that thought. I guarantee you'll start to feel good.
Giacomo Puccini 1858 - 1924
The music of this opera (Madame Butterfly) was dictated to me by God; I was merely instrumental in putting it on paper and communicating it to the public.
Pythagoras 570BC - 495BC
There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Quotes About Music: R
Osho Rajneesh 1931 - 1990
Life is not logic. Life is not philosophy. Life is a dance, a song, a celebration. It is more like love and less like logic.
Nora Roberts 1950
Magic exist. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 - 1273
We rarely hear the inward music, but we’re dancing to it nevertheless.
When I am silent, I fall into the place where everything is music.
Quotes About Music: S
George Santayana 1863 - 1952
The Earth has music for those who listen.
Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792 - 1822
Music, when soft voices die
Vibrates in the memory
Odours, when sweet violets sicken
Live within the sense they quicken
Wallace Stevens 1879 - 1955
Music is feeling, then, not sound.
Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation. The only meditation I would have done before would be in the writing of songs.
Taylor Swift 1989
Music is my shining star light, my favourite thing in the world. To get me to stop doing it for one second would be difficult.
People haven’t always been there for me, but music has.
Quotes About Music: T
Henry David Thoreau 1817 - 1862
If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.
Your friends are the one true not in the dissonant music of life. They are there to commiserate and console, to act as sounding boards and healing centres, but most of all, simply to be there when you need them.
J. R. R. Tolkien 1892 - 1973
If more of us valued food, cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
Leo Tolstoy 1828 - 1910
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Lao Tzu 600BC
Music in the Soul can be heard by the Universe.
Quotes About Music: W
Alice Walker 1944
Our mothers and grandmothers.. Moving to music not yet written.
Quotes About Music: Z
Hans Zimmer 1957
In music you’re basically having a conversation.
My father died when I was a child, and I escaped somehow into the music and music has been my best friend.
This is a musician’s life.. Everybody tells you not to do it and get a real job, when all’s said and done and we’ve built the highest high rises and we’ve built the fastest machines, there’s still gonna be room for somebody to tell you a story, or somebody to write you a piece of music, the seconds of your life are ticking away, if somebody tells you that there’s a rule… break it, that’s the only thing that moves things forward