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Top inspirational music quotes

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.

— Bob Marley

If music be the food of love, play on.

— William Shakespeare

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

— Plato

Without music, life would be a mistake.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water.

— Ray Charles

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.

— Maya Angelou

Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.

— Jimi Hendrix

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.

— Billy Joel

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.

— Victor Hugo

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.

— Aldous Huxley

Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it.

— John Lennon

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

— Lao Tzu

For me, singing sad songs often has a way of healing a situation. It gets the hurt out in the open into the light, out of the darkness.

— Reba McEntire

Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.

— Martin Luther

Music is my religion.

— Jimi Hendrix

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

— Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.

— Plato

It is cruel, you know, that music should be so beautiful. It has the beauty of loneliness of pain: of strength and freedom. The beauty of disappointment and never-satisfied love. The cruel beauty of nature and everlasting beauty of monotony.

— Benjamin Britten

In music the passions enjoy themselves.

— Friedrich Nietzsche

I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.

— Adele

Hell is full of musical amateurs.

— George Bernard Shaw

Music can change the world because it can change people.

— Bono

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.

— Martin Luther

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.

— Berthold Auerbach

Music is the shorthand of emotion.

— Leo Tolstoy

If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.

— Richard M. Nixon

There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we’d all love one another.

— Frank Zappa

You are the music while the music lasts.

— T. S. Eliot

All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.

— Jean Cocteau

Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.

— Frank Zappa

Music is the strongest form of magic.

— Marilyn Manson

If you look deep enough you will see music the heart of nature being everywhere music.

— Thomas Carlyle

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.

— Thomas Carlyle

I’ve said that playing the blues is like having to be black twice. Stevie Ray Vaughan missed on both counts, but I never noticed.

— B. B. King

I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.

— Elvis Presley

Music is forever music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.

— Paul Simon

All music is beautiful.

— Billy Strayhorn

If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.

— Gustav Mahler

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune.

— Kin Hubbard

Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder.

— John Ruskin

Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.

— Thomas Fuller

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.

— Jean Paul

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

— William Congreve

It was my 16th birthday – my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do – write songs and sing them to people.

— Stevie Nicks

But when you get music and words together, that can be a very powerful thing.

— Bryan Ferry

Where words fail, music speaks.

— Hans Christian Andersen

Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.

— Christian Nestell Bovee

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.

— Herbie Hancock

The wise musicians are those who play what they can master.

— Duke Ellington

When words leave off, music begins.

— Heinrich Heine

There’s nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it.

— Mickey Hart

No good opera plot can be sensible, for people do not sing when they are feeling sensible.

— W. H. Auden

He has Van Gogh’s ear for music.

— Billy Wilder

The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.

— Karl Lagerfeld

Music is the best means we have of digesting time.

— W. H. Auden

You can’t stay the same. If you’re a musician and a singer, you have to change, that’s the way it works.

— Van Morrison

Music is love in search of a word.

— Sidney Lanier

I don’t care much about music. What I like is sounds.

— Dizzy Gillespie

I asked my daughter when she was 16, What’s the buzz on the street with the kids? She’s going, to be honest, Dad, most of my friends aren’t into Kiss. But they’ve all been told that it’s the greatest show on Earth.

— Ace Frehley

Any good music must be an innovation.

— Les Baxter

Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together.

— Edgar Winter

Everywhere in the world, music enhances a hall, with one exception: Carnegie Hall enhances the music.

— Isaac Stern

My music had roots which I’d dug up from my own childhood, musical roots buried in the darkest soil.

— Ray Charles

Music should be your escape.

— Missy Elliot

I think its so cool that you can pick up the guitar and create something that didn’t exist 5 minutes ago. You can write something that no ones ever heard before. You have music at your fingertips.

— Michelle Branch

Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.

— Jacques Barzun

My father used to sing to me in my mother’s womb. I think I can name about any tune in two beats.

— Yancy Butler

Composers shouldn’t think too much – it interferes with their plagiarism.

— Howard Dietz

I wake up in the morning, I do a little stretching exercises, pick up the horn and play.

— Herb Alpert

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.

— Robert Browning

Long intros are cool because there’s a little bit of anticipation, you know?

— Miranda Lambert

You can never get silence anywhere nowadays, have you noticed?

— Bryan Ferry

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Music is the soul of language.

— Max Heindel

Secretly, I wanted to look like Jimi Hendrix, but I could never quite pull it off.

— Bryan Ferry

The real art of conducting consists in transitions.

— Gustav Mahler

The advice I am giving always to all my students is above all to study the music profoundly… music is like the ocean, and the instruments are little or bigger islands, very beautiful for the flowers and trees.

— Andres Segovia

I think often sadness is a great place to get songs from.

— Sarah McLachlan

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.

— Pablo Casals

Music is always changing and the changes are unpredictable.

— Billy Sheehan

I was growing up listening to Queen. Freddie Mercury threw those incredible melodies into his songs.

— Gary Cherone

There’s a lot of music that sounds like it’s literally computer-generated, totally divorced from a guy sitting down at an instrument.

— Aimee Mann

I’ve never missed a gig yet. Music makes people happy, and that’s why I go on doing it – I like to see everybody smile.

— Buddy Guy

My music, my songs are 100 percent inspired by girl power.

— Paulina Rubio

That was when I realised that music is the most profound, magical form of communication there is.

— Lesley Garrett

You know, all my songs are relatives, brothers, sisters, cousins.

— David Coverdale

Sometimes before we make a record I go back and listen to a few. It’s equally humbling and uplifting.

— Michael Stipe

Times were changing. Clothes were changing. Morals were changing. We went from romantic loves songs like I used to do to rock ‘n roll. Now that has changed to rap. So, there’s always a new generation with new music.

— Bobby Vinton

It is essential to do everything possible to attract young people to opera so they can see that it is not some antiquated art form but a repository of the most glorious music and drama that man has created.

— Bruce Beresford

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

— Martin Mull

Music is a performance and needs the audience.

— Michael Tippett

Although I am basically self taught, I consider Debussy my teacher – the most important elements are colour, light and shadow.

— Toru Takemitsu

Music’s not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into a community and find people who need him.

— Charlie Byrd

Music’s staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics, song and production are.

— Gary Wright

It’s amazing to hear, as a voice matures and then starts to decline, what kind of emotion is still conveyed by a really good vocalist.

— Tom Wopat

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 which he hears, however measured or far away.

— Henry David Thoreau

He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would suffice.

— Albert Einstein

My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.

— Bob Marley

Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.

— Ronald Reagan

The sexual embrace can only be compared with music and with prayer.

— Marcus Aurelius

The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, is fit for treasons, stratagems and spoils.

— William Shakespeare

My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.

— Bob Marley

If one plays good music, people don’t listen and if one plays bad music people don’t talk.

— Oscar Wilde

Love is a friendship set to music.

— Joseph Campbell

Close friends contribute to our personal growth. They also contribute to our personal pleasure, making the music sound sweeter, the wine taste richer, the laughter ring louder because they are there.

— Judith Viorst

Personally, I just think rap music is the best thing out there, period. If you look at my deck in my car radio, you’re always going to find a hip-hop tape that’s all I buy, that’s all I live, that’s all I listen to, that’s all I love.

— Eminem

I need drama in my life to keep making music.

— Eminem

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

Music inflames temperament.

— Jim Morrison

Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.

— Eminem

This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.

— Leonard Bernstein

When you work you are a flute through whose heart the whispering of the hours turns to music. Which of you would be a reed, dumb and silent, when all else sings together in unison?

— Khalil Gibran

If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.

— John Lennon

Music is a safe kind of high.

— Jimi Hendrix

If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don’t back down.

— Eminem

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

— Albert Schweitzer

When I die, I want people to play my music, go wild and freak out and do anything they want to do.

— Jimi Hendrix

I didn’t have nothin’ going for me… school, home… until I found something I loved, which was music, and that changed everything.

— Eminem

A good compromise, a good piece of legislation, is like a good sentence or a good piece of music. Everybody can recognize it. They say, ‘Huh. It works. It makes sense.’

— Barack Obama

This land is your land and this land is my land, sure, but the world is run by those that never listen to music anyway.

— Bob Dylan

Music is so therapeutic for me that if I can’t get it out, I start feeling bad about myself – a lot of self-loathing.

— Eminem

I’ve accomplished enough with the music that I haven’t had to go out there and do other things to over-saturate.

— Eminem

Develop an interest in life as you see it the people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.

— Henry Miller

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

— Frank Zappa

I alone of English writers have consciously set myself to make music out of what I may call the sound of sense.

— Robert Frost

Dre was one of my heros in the music industry. If he’s not down for his homeboys, I don’t wanna be a part of him or around him.

— Tupac Shakur

I worked hard all my life as far as this music business. I dreamed of the day when I could go to New York and feel comfortable and they could come out here and be comfortable.

— Tupac Shakur

Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.

— Bill Cosby

Truly fertile Music, the only kind that will move us, that we shall truly appreciate, will be a Music conducive to Dream, which banishes all reason and analysis. One must not wish first to understand and then to feel. Art does not tolerate Reason.

— Albert Camus

I call architecture frozen music.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

By reading the scriptures I am so renewed that all nature seems renewed around me and with me. The sky seems to be a pure, a cooler blue, the trees a deeper green. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet.

— Thomas Merton

What is a poet? An unhappy person who conceals profound anguish in his heart but whose lips are so formed that as sighs and cries pass over them they sound like beautiful music.

— Soren Kierkegaard

I try to use my music to move these people to act.

— Jimi Hendrix

The reflection of the world is blues, that’s where that part of the music is at. Then you got this other kind of music that’s tryin’ to come around.

— Jimi Hendrix

Philosophy is the highest music.

— Plato

My goal is to be one with the music. I just dedicate my whole life to this art.

— Jimi Hendrix

It is piracy, not overt online music stores, which is our main competitor.

— Steve Jobs

My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.

— Martin Luther

Music makes me high on stage, and that’s the truth. It’s like being almost addicted to music.

— Jimi Hendrix

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.

— Mary Kay Ash

Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life. Thank you and good night.

— A. J. McLean

A musician must make music, an artist must paint, a poet must write, if he is to be ultimately at peace with himself.

— Abraham Maslow

People today are still living off the table scraps of the sixties. They are still being passed around – the music and the ideas.

— Bob Dylan

I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.

— Igor Stravinsky

Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.

— Ludwig van Beethoven

Here’s the thing with me and the religious thing. This is the flat-out truth: I find the religiosity and philosophy in the music. I don’t find it anywhere else.

— Bob Dylan

My skin is hard when it comes to my music. But with my movies, I’m still a virgin in a lot of ways. I’m not used to being shot down for no reason.

— Will Smith

I became interested in folk music because I had to make it somehow.

— Bob Dylan

Folk music is a bunch of fat people.

— Bob Dylan

You can’t imagine parlor ballads drifting out of high-rise multi-towered buildings. That kind of music existed in a more timeless state of life.

— Bob Dylan

Look, when I started out, mainstream culture was Sinatra, Perry Como, Andy Williams, Sound of Music. There was no fitting into it then and of course, there’s no fitting into it now.

— Bob Dylan

For the introduction of a new kind of music must be shunned as imperiling the whole state since styles of music are never disturbed without affecting the most important political institutions.

— Plato

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. Forget yourself.

— Henry Miller

Military justice is to justice what military music is to music.

— Groucho Marx

Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.

— Martin Luther

If you don’t know the blues… there’s no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.

— Keith Richards

Music is either sacred or secular. The sacred agrees with its dignity, and here has its greatest effect on life, an effect that remains the same through all ages and epochs. Secular music should be cheerful throughout.

— Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The martial music of every sideburned delinquent on the face of the earth.

— Frank Sinatra

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.

— Walter Lippmann

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.

— Oliver Wendell Holmes

A film is – or should be – more like music than like fiction. It should be a progression of moods and feelings. The theme, what’s behind the emotion, the meaning, all that comes later.

— Stanley Kubrick

The Bee Gees who are brilliant, I just love great music.

— Michael Jackson

Most people wouldn’t know music if it came up and bit them on the ass.

— Frank Zappa

If I’d had good discipline, I might have gone into music.

— Clint Eastwood

My mother knew how to read music and everything. But I just kinda learned off of records. And so, I was listening to records and I’d play ’em over and over.

— Clint Eastwood

Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.

— Napoleon Bonaparte

I like having my hair and face done, but I’m not going to lose weight because someone tells me to. I make music to be a musician not to be on the cover of Playboy.

— Adele

The opera is to music what a bawdy house is to a cathedral.

— H. L. Mencken

Every day that is born into the world comes like 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.

— Thomas Carlyle

Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.

— Henry Ward Beecher

Music for me, it demands full concentration.

— Paulo Coelho

Music fills the infinite between two souls.

— Rabindranath Tagore

Some people create with words or with music or with a brush and paints. I like to make something beautiful when I run. I like to make people stop and say, ‘I’ve never seen anyone run like that before.’ It’s more than just a race, it’s a style. It’s doing something better than anyone else. It’s being creative.

— Steve Prefontaine

It is as absurd to say that a man can’t love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music.

— Honore de Balzac

I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin.

— Pope John Paul II

I’m kind of a good girl – and I’m not. I’m a good girl because I really believe in love, integrity, and respect. I’m a bad girl because I like to tease. I know that I have sex appeal in my deck of cards. But I like to get people thinking. That’s what the stories in my music do.

— Katy Perry

Some people ask the secret of our long marriage. We take time to go to a restaurant two times a week. A little candlelight, dinner, soft music and dancing. She goes Tuesdays, I go Fridays.

— Henny Youngman

Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it.’

— Elvis Presley

If you talk bad about country music, it’s like saying bad things about my momma. Them’s fightin’ words.

— Dolly Parton

I don’t know why, it’s the same reason why you like some music and you don’t like others. There’s something about it that you like. Ultimately I don’t find it’s in my best interests to try and analyze it, since it’s fundamentally emotional.

— Jerry Garcia

A ‘scream’ is always just that – a noise and not music.

— Carl Jung

Poetry fettered, fetters the human race. Nations are destroyed or flourish in proportion as their poetry, painting, and music are destroyed or flourish.

— William Blake

I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is things that might affect a person’s day, if not their life, or change an attitude. The best songs are the ones that make you feel something.

— Eddie Vedder

All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.

— Frank Zappa

For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.

— William Wordsworth

I love Wagner, but the music I prefer is that of a cat hung up by its tail outside a window and trying to stick to the panes of glass with its claws.

— Charles Baudelaire

Music is what I breath, what I love to do. It keeps me alive.

— Miley Cyrus

Great art is as irrational as great music. It is mad with its own loveliness.

— George Jean Nathan

Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.

— Samuel Butler

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.

— Gilbert K. Chesterton

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

— Steve Martin

Death is the king of this world: ‘Tis his park where he breeds life to feed him. Cries of pain are music for his banquet.

— George Eliot

Listen to your inner-voice: Surround yourself with loving, nurturing people. Fall in love with your art and find yourself. Music is the great communicator.

— Glenn Hughes

Music is always a commentary on society.

— Frank Zappa

Music is the melody whose text is the world.

— Arthur Schopenhauer

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.

— Ludwig van Beethoven

A few can touch the magic string, and noisy fame is proud to win them: Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them!

— Oliver Wendell Holmes

I don’t like country music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means ‘put down’.

— Bob Newhart

To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the inner music that words make.

— Truman Capote

Nevertheless the passions, whether violent or not, should never be so expressed as to reach the point of causing disgust and music, even in situations of the greatest horror, should never be painful to the ear but should flatter and charm it, and thereby always remain music.

— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

One of the interesting things here is that the people who should be shaping the future are politicians. But the political framework itself is so dead and closed that people look to other sources, like artists, because art and music allow people a certain freedom.

— Thom Yorke

Life is like music it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.

— Samuel Butler

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman.

— Ludwig van Beethoven

I listened, motionless and still And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more.

— William Wordsworth

Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can’t portray when you’re acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel. When you hear a song and you’re acting it’s incredible. But when you’re singing a song and you’re acting it’s even more incredible.

— Amanda Seyfried

I enjoy all forms of music – pop, classical and opera.

— Stephen Hawking

Medicine to produce health must examine disease and music, to create harmony must investigate discord.

— Plutarch

Teens think listening to music helps them concentrate. It doesn’t. It relieves them of the boredom that concentration on homework induces.

— Marilyn vos Savant

Music makes us want to live. You don’t know how many times people have told me that they’d been down and depressed and just wanted to die. But then a special song caught their ear and that helped give them renewed strength. That’s the power music has.

— Mary J. Blige

What I’ve discovered is that in art, as in music, there’s a lot of truth-and then there’s a lie. The artist is essentially creating his work to make this lie a truth, but he slides it in amongst all the others. The tiny little lie is the moment I live for, my moment. It’s the moment that the audience falls in love.

— Lady Gaga

Back then people closed their eyes and listened to music. Today there’s a lot of images that go with the music. A lot of music is crap and it’s all commercial and the images are all trying to sell the record.

— Neil Young

Honestly, I don’t listen to nobody else’s music but my own. It’s kind of like sports to me. You don’t see Kobe Bryant at a LeBron James game – he just works on his own game. And that’s what I do. I only listen to me, so I can criticize and analyze and all those things.

— Lil Wayne

We live in the mind, in ideas, in fragments. We no longer drink in the wild outer music of the streets – we remember only.

— Henry Miller

The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul.

— Johann Sebastian Bach

Some music really does suck!

— Henry Rollins

Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.

— Ludwig van Beethoven

It is a wise tune that knows its own father, and I like my music to be the legitimate offspring of respectable parents.

— Samuel Butler

Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable.

— Samuel Johnson

Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven.

— Henri Frederic Amiel

I want my fans to love themselves. It’s almost like I want to hypnotize them so when they hear my music they love themselves instantly.

— Lady Gaga

Musicians don’t retire they stop when there’s no more music in them.

— Louis Armstrong

Music should probably provide answers in terms of lyrical content, and giving people a sense of togetherness and oneness, as opposed to being alone in their thoughts and dilemmas or regrets or happiness or whatever.

— Peabo Bryson

Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours.

— Elton John

Big companies are like marching bands. Even if half the band is playing random notes, it still sounds kind of like music. The concealment of failure is built into them.

— Doug Coupland

Music is spiritual. The music business is not.

— Van Morrison

In memory everything seems to happen to music.

— Tennessee Williams

I love music. It’s freedom, a way to deal with pent-up frustration.

— Ice Cube

I believe that music is a force in itself. It is there and it needs an outlet, a medium. In a way, we are just the medium.

— Maynard James Keenan

Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting.

— Gottfried Leibniz

Music is amazing. There’s some metaphysical comfort where it allows you to be isolated and alone while telling you that you are not alone… truly, the only cure for sadness is to share it with someone else.

— Wayne Coyne

Stone walls confine a tinker cold iron binds a witch but a musician’s music can never be fettered, for it lives first in her heart and mind.

— Charles de Lint

Music is the best way for me to say I love you.

— Mireille Mathieu

I just want to make music, I don’t want people to talk about me. All I’ve ever wanted to do was sing. I don’t want to be a celebrity. I don’t want to be in people’s faces, you know, constantly on covers of magazine that I haven’t even known I’m on.

— Adele

Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don’t take it too seriously.

— Henry Miller

To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I’m writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I’m going to play for the opening sequence.

— Quentin Tarantino

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.

— Jimmy Carter

Punk is not just the sound, the music. Punk is a lifestyle.

— Billie Joe Armstrong

The bass, no matter what kind of music you’re playing, it just enhances the sound and makes everything sound more beautiful and full. When the bass stops, the bottom kind of drops out of everything.

— Charlie Haden

I’m a visual thinker, really bad at algebra. There’s others that are a pattern thinker. These are the music and math minds. They think in patterns instead of pictures. Then there’s another type that’s not a visual thinker at all, and they’re the ones that memorize all of the sports statistics, all of the weather statistics.

— Temple Grandin

I think the drummer should sit back there and play some drums, and never mind about the tunes. Just get up there and wail behind whoever is sitting up there playing the solo. And this is what is lacking, definitely lacking in music today.

— Buddy Rich

Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards.

— Keith Richards

The scarcity of the music not only makes the music itself enjoyable but it also gives the collector a strange sense of superiority.

— Henry Rollins

Music is about listening, the more you play, the more the magic spreads.

— Maynard James Keenan

I learnt a whole lot from my mother. About music, relationships, being a good person, loving people, the whole of life. I learnt about everything from her. Every single day I think about her. All through the day.

— R. Kelly

Music is for people. The word ‘pop’ is simply short for popular. It means that people like it. I’m just a normal jerk who happens to make music. As long as my brain and fingers work, I’m cool.

— Eddie Van Halen

On the other hand, what I like my music to do to me is awaken the ghosts inside of me. Not the demons, you understand, but the ghosts.

— David Bowie

Music is a fantastic peacekeeper of the world, it is integral to harmony, and it is a required fundamental of human emotion.

— Xun Zi

Those who have virtue always in their mouths, and neglect it in practice, are like a harp, which emits a sound pleasing to others, while itself is insensible of the music.

— Diogenes

I just hope that our fans are people who are inspired by music, and just use our music as a background or inspiration for whatever it is they do.

— Maynard James Keenan

There is nothing stable in the world uproar’s your only music.

— John Keats

When music fails to agree to the ear, to soothe the ear and the heart and the senses, then it has missed the point.

— Maria Callas

Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.

— Grace Slick

But I feel music has a very important role in ritual activity, and that being able to join in musical activity, along with dancing, could have been necessary at a very early stage of human culture.

— E. O. Wilson

The world’s a better place since I chose music.

— Henry Rollins

Music is the doorway that has led me to drawing, photography, and writing.

— Layne Staley

A jazz musician can improvise based on his knowledge of music. He understands how things go together. For a chef, once you have that basis, that’s when cuisine is truly exciting.

— Charlie Trotter

Lean your body forward slightly to support the guitar against your chest, for the poetry of the music should resound in your heart.

— Andres Segovia

When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school because I’d discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me: music and theater.

— Morgan Freeman

There’s people making babies to my music. That’s nice.

— Barry White

If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you’ll make the news or something. But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually you’ll get to where you want to be.

— Eddie Van Halen

I came into music just because I wanted the bread. It’s true. I looked around and this seemed like the only way I was going to get the kind of bread I wanted.

— Mick Jagger

You just pick up a chord, go twang, and you’re got music.

— Sid Vicious

Music is the universal language of mankind.

— Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Nothing pleases me more than to go into a room and come out with a piece of music.

— Paul McCartney

Music is essentially useless, as is life.

— George Santayana

Music is a means of giving form to our inner feelings, without attaching them to events or objects in the world.

— George Santayana

Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below.

— Joseph Addison

Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.

— Joseph Addison

Rock n’ Roll came from the slaves singing gospel in the fields. Their lives were hell and they used music to lift out of it, to take them away. That’s what rock n’ roll should do – take you to a better place.

— Meat Loaf

I think everybody can agree that you can hear a certain song and it will put you in a certain mood, and that’s just the beauty of music and I am so inspired by that.

— Shaun White

The more a race is governed by its passions, the less it has acquired the habit of cautious and reasoned argument, the more intense will be its love of music.

— Stendhal

Music is mediator between spiritual and sensual life.

— Ludwig van Beethoven


Many of these inspirational music quotes are the result of a collection from various sources; such as newspapers, magazines, bible, other speakers, write-ups, seminars, articles and websites and every effort has been made to give credit where it is due for the material contained herein.

Most of these inspirational music quotes’ meanings are straight forward and easy to understand probably due to their simplicity or nature of their authors, and other inspirational music quotes may sound like parables or proverbs which might be difficult to understand their meanings. When you come across difficult music quotes, Please read the quote more than once or repeatedly until you get the meaning.

For some inspirational music quotes, you must think deeply and apply wisdom before you can get their meanings. I believe you will learn and apply the lessons contained in some of these inspirational music quotes in your life because some of these quotes have already influenced many peoples’ decisions and actions.

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