“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” - Bob Marley. Here are 54 Awesome Music Quotes.

Music Quotes

1. “How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?” ― Jane Swan

2. “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.” ― Victor Hugo

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

4. “Music is an outburst of the soul.” ― Frederick Delius

5. “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

6. “I see my life in terms of music.”―Albert Einstein

7. “Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.”―Johann Sebastian Bach

8. “The music we listen to may not define who we are. But it’s a good start.”―Jodi Picoult

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

10. “Where words leave off, music begins.”―Heinrich Heine

11. “Music is the strongest form of magic.”―Marilyn Manson

12. “A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.”―Leopold Stokowski

13. “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

Music Quotes

14. “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

15. “The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.”―Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

16. “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

17. “Music is to the soul what words are to the mind.”―Modest Mouse

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

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

20. “When words fail music speaks.”― Irena Huang

21. “Music is an outburst of the soul.”―Frederick Delius

22. “He took his pain and turned it into something beautiful. Into something that people connect to. And that’s what good music does. It speaks to you. It changes you.”―Hannah Harrington

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

24. “I’m wishing he could see that music lives. Forever. That it’s stronger than death. Stronger than time. And that its strength holds you together when nothing else can.”―Jennifer Donnelly

25. “Music is… a higher revelation than all wisdom & philosophy.”―Ludwig van Beethoven

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

Music Quotes

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

28. “Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughter – to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water.”―Albert Schweitzer

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

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

31. “Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.”―Ludwig van Beethoven

32. “Without music, life would be a mistake.”―Friedrich Nietzsche

33. “Music isn’t just a pleasure, a transient satisfaction. It’s a need, a deep hunger; and when the music is right, it’s joy. Love. A foretaste of heaven. A comfort in grief. Is it too much to think that perhaps God speaks to us sometimes through music How, then, could I be so ungrateful as to refuse the message?”―Orson Scott Card

34. “If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: ‘The only proof he needed for the existence of god was music.”―Kurt Vonnegut

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

36. “A man should hear a little music […] 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

37. “The only truth is music.”―Jack Kerouac

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

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

Music Quotes

40. “If, while at the piano, you attempt to form little melodies, that is very well; but if they come into your mind of themselves, when you are not practicing, you may be still more pleased; for the internal organ of music is then roused in you. The fingers must do what the head desires; not the contrary.”―Robert Schumann

41. “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

42. “Some people have lives; some people have music.”―John Green

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

44. “For me, there is something primitively soothing about this music, and it went straight to my nervous system, making me feel ten feet tall.”―Eric Clapton

45. “Music, my rampart and my only one.”―Edna St. Vincent Millay

46. “Life, he realized, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end, there is confirmation, but it’s in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.”―Nicholas Sparks

47. “Do you know people who insist they like ‘all kinds of music’That actually means they like no kinds of music.”―Chuck Klosterman

48. “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

49. “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

50. “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

51. “If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.” ― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

52. “In music the passions enjoy themselves.”―Friedrich Nietzsche

53. “Life is one grand sweet song so start the music”―Ronald Reagan

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

Best Music Quotes
“Music is everybody’s business. It’s only the publishers who think people own it” ― John Lennon
“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
“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart..” ― Pablo Casals

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