50 top musical quotes

Discover the phenomenal complexity of music and reflect on how it can positively influence your life with this sonorous collection of fascinating quotes …

  1. “Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And we have all heaven below.”
    – Joseph Addison
  2. “Music was my refuge. I could step into the space between the notes and turn my back on loneliness.”
    –Maya Angelou
  3. “Music is good or bad, and you have to learn it. You have to have balance.”
    – Louis Armstrong
  4. “Music removes the dust of everyday life from the soul.”
    – Berthold Auerbach
  5. “The objective and the final end of all music must not be other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.”
    –Johann Sebastian Bach
  6. “Music is the mediator between spiritual and sensual life.”
    – Ludwig van Beethoven
  7. “Music – The only incorporeal entrance to the upper world of knowledge that understands humanity but that humanity cannot 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. “It is well 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 almost everything there is to know.”
    – Edgar Cayce
  14. “Music is nothing separate from me. It’s me … You would 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 pain, that does not find relief in music.”
    – George Eliot
  17. “You are the music while it lasts.”
    –TS Eliot
  18. “We need magic, bliss, power, myth, celebration and religion in our lives, and music is a good way to sum up a lot of that.”
    – 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 listen to good music, they feel nostalgic for something they never had and never will have.”
    – Edgar Watson Howe
  21. “Music expresses what cannot be said and about what it is impossible to keep 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. “Wisdom is required to understand wisdom; music is nothing if the audience is deaf.”
    – Walter J. Lippmann
  25. “Just as certain selections of music will nurture your physical body and 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 must carry with 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 the intelligent man uses its sounds and laws to produce harmony, thus becoming the vehicle of emotion and thought.”
    – Theodore 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 borderline in music. But, man, there is no limit line to art.”
    – Charlie Parker
  35. “Music should be something that makes you 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 wasn’t safe, but it was FUN. It was like falling in love with a woman that 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 put music on it.”
    – 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 give you something to face the world with.”
    – Bruce Springsteen
  43. “All I try to do is write music that is meaningful to me, that has commitment and passion.”
    – Bruce Springsteen
  44. “In music you have to think with your heart and feel with your brain.”
    – George Szell
  45. “When I listen to music, I am not afraid of any danger. I am invulnerable. I do not see any enemy. I am related to the first times and to the later ones.”
    – Henry David Thoreau
  46. “For heights and depths that words cannot reach, music is the very speech of the soul.”
  47. “Most of us go to the grave with our music still inside of us.”
  48. “I believe in the power of music. For me, it’s not just a fad. This is a positive thing.”
    – Eddie Vedder
  49. “Music in its essence is what gives us memories.”
    – Stevie wonder
  50. “There is a basic rule that applies to all kinds of music, a kind of unwritten rule. I don’t know what it is. But I have it.”
    – Ron Wood

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