75+ Best Guitar Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Profoundly inspirational guitar quotes will challenge the way you think, and help guide you through any life experience.

Famous Guitar Quotes

I grew up in a world that told girls they couldn’t play rock ‘n’ roll. Joan Jett

You couldn’t not like someone who liked the guitar. Stephen King

Rock stars come and go. Musicians play until they die. Eddie Van Halen

I believe every guitar player inherently has something unique about their playing. Jimmy Page

Reese sucked in a breath and played faster, hurling the anger through his fingers until it spun all his fear, all his rage, into the gentle voice of music. Willowy Whisper

Success is falling nine times and getting up ten times. Jon Bon Jovi

The history of music is mortal, but the idiocy of the guitar is eternal. Milan Kundera

In pop music, you say, you can do what you want to me. Rock n roll says, I’m gonna do what I want to you. Joan Jett

That’s the beautiful thing about innocence; even monsters have a pocketful of childhood memories with which to seek comfort with. Dave Matthes

We’re musicians. We make music for a living. It’s that simple. Nothing else matters. Eddie Van Halen

The guitar is a miniature orchestra in itself. Ludwig van Beethoven

I’m just a guitarist in a kick-ass rock and roll band. What more could I ask for? Eddie Van Halen

Music shouldn’t be just a tune, it should be a touch. Amit Kalantri

I started out playing guitar because Jimi Hendrix was my hero, so my roots were really based on Jimi Hendrix and his style of playing. Joe Satriani

What’s the difference between a classical guitar and a pizza? A pizza can feed a family of four. Faye Kellerman

You don’t just go to the studio and say, I’m going to write a hit. It becomes a hit when people like your compositions. Chuck Berry

Billy Rankin is a true Glasgow rock legend. He has everything going for him: he’s a brilliant guitarist, he writes killer songs, he’s worked with the best, toured the world and he is one handsome-looking chap. I know all of this because Billy told me. Robert Fields

When all the original blues guys are gone, you start to realize that someone has to tend to the tradition. Eric Clapton

None of it mattered, because there was music. Erin Entrada Kelly

I call myself a blues singer, but you ain’t never heard me call myself a blues guitar man. B. B King

Garlic is to my food what bass guitar is to music. Fuad Alakbarov

Music is a necessity. After food, air, water, and warmth, music is the next necessity of life. Keith Richards

She is a rose filled guitar sitting by the ocean. Both a cat’s purr along with the hiss. And lastly, a love poem carved into an old birch tree. J.B. English

As long as you’re excited about what you’re playing, and as long as it comes from your heart, it’s going to be great. John Frusciante

Ducks are a lot like lightning, I thought to myself as I played my electric guitar. Or was it a harp? I get those two farm tools mixed up. Jarod Kintz

I’d think learning to play the guitar would be very confusing for sighted people. Doc Watson

I love this old Gibson. He plucks a few notes before ducking out from under the leather strap. It’s what kept me sane during those times in life when the waters were rising faster than I could bail. Lori Nelson Spielman

Music is the one thing that has been consistently there for me. It hasn’t let me down. Jimmy Page

That’s because the guitar is speaking to you, bringing your senses alive. Music is an age old language. It speaks to everyone, young and old. It lifts the spirit and touches the heart, when it stops it lives on inside you, making you richer in mind and spirit. Josephine Cox

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

Music is the fastest motivator in the world. Amit Kalantri

The time I burned my guitar it was like a sacrifice. You sacrifice the things you love. I love my guitar. Jimi Hendrix

Music is what our soul sounds like when it sings. Xila Toro

My guitar is not a thing. It is an extension of myself. It is who I am. Joan Jett

Music is another language, one so close to actual thought, strung together, sometimes staccato, flowing, and sometimes even nonsensical or harsh to the ears. It’s truth in an otherwise dishonest world. Moryah DeMott

Most people are prisoners, thinking only about the future or living in the past. Carlos Santana

The guitar poured out its soul, its history, its dreams, its pain, its victories, its secrets. The guitar’s strings purred with blues and ended with a haunting solitary song with no lyrics. Brenda Sutton Rose

I can turn on some jazz guitarist, and he won’t do a thing for me, if he’s not playing electrically. Ritchie Blackmore

Blues is easy to play, but hard to feel. Jimi Hendrix

I mean, give me a guitar, give me a piano, give me a broom and string, I wouldn’t get bored anywhere. Keith Richards

The two of us were everything that we needed to be to one another as we sat behind those strings. Courtney Giardina

I wanted to create music that was so different that my mother could tell from anyone else. Les Paul

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

I wanted to connect my guitar to human emotions. B. B King

There are songs that you play that you have to restart, and songs that you play that you never get right. But when a song is complete, there is no more you can do. Mitch Albom

I can communicate far better on a guitar than I can through my mouth. Jimmy Page

Then one day I found my head when I wasn’t even trying. Cat Stevens

Every time you pick up your guitar to play, play as if it’s the last time. Eric Clapton

Everyone plays guitar alone, but we can play side by side. Jennifer Lane

Music is magic. Magic is Life. Jimi Hendrix

He likes girls on bikes, I like boys with guitars. Beth Garrod

Just as Blues player can play 20 Blues songs in a row but find a way to make each one different. Joe Satriani

I love you as a guitar loves those playful nimble hands. Without your touch, the strings of my heart can’t play the amazing songs of my life. Debasish Mridha

Everyone has their own sound, and if you’re heard enough, folks will come to recognize it. Chet Atkins

There will never be a shortage of people who tell you what they think you need to hear. But you know better. For them, their forever exists as a low, impenetrable ceiling. But for you, there is only sky. Dave Matthes

I don’t understand why some people will only accept a guitar if it has an instantly recognizable guitar sound. Finding ways to use the same guitar people have been using for 50 years to make sounds that no one has heard before is truly what gets me off. Jeff Beck

Now I close my eyes and the notes are black ribbons spooling from my fingertips, reminding me of Wildgirl’s hair. Leanne Hall

Whenever I get down on my playing, I just bend a note, shake it and listen. Dimebag Darrell

Those who love you the most, let yo bend your notes. Paresh Shah

In playing, I suppose my greatest gift was to express the way I felt or the willingness to express myself. Eric Clapton

Guitarists always start in the bedroom. Martine Murray

Sometimes the nicest thing to do with a guitar is just look at it. Thom Yorke

Who needs to be a Phoenix for rebirth? One simply requires themselves and an instrument to clean the slate and start over, perhaps create their own world where everything is better. TheBakaViolinist

The guitar is a small orchestra Every string is a different color, a different voice. Andres Segovia

That’s all I wanted to do as a kid. Play a guitar properly and jump around. But too many people got in the way. Syd Barrett

Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. John Lennon

My big fear was that my guitar would go out of tune. Bob Dylan

The beautiful thing about learning is nobody can take it away from you. B B King

To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity. Richard Thompson

I would advise you to keep your overhead down; avoid a major drug habit; play everyday and take it in front of other people. James Taylor

I may not have written the song, but I could add my story to it. Everyone out there could. That was what made music so powerful. Tara Kelly

Everyone’s got their own character, and that’s the thing that’s amazed me about guitar playing. Jimmy Page

The power of music feels like taking a a nice brake from this busy world. Millie DeWitt

I hope you enjoy reading this collection of powerful guitar quotes. Let me know which one you like most.