160+ GENIUS Music Quotes to Brighten Your Soul

Can you imagine what our world would be like if music had never existed? Let these music quotes remind you of the impact music has on each one of us. Life has the ups and downs, but there will always be those masterpieces and quotes that fully describe what you’re feeling at the present moment.

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Top 10 Music Quotes

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

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. ― Friedrich Nietzsche

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

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Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear. ― Ludwig van Beethoven

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

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

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Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re singing in, they still know good music when they hear it. ― Lou Rawls

I enjoy being happy every day, and hopefully you can hear my happiness in my music. Life is beautiful. ― Christina Milian

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Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it. ― Stevie Wonder

I believe it is in my nature to dance by virtue of the beat of my heart, the pulse of my blood and the music in my mind. ― Robert Fulghum

Most Famous and Inspirational Music Quotes

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

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

“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

“I can chase you, and I can catch you, but there is nothing I can do to make you mine.” Morrissey

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” Plato

“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

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

“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.”Albert Einstein

“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

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“When words fail music speaks.” Irena Huang

“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

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Bob Marley

“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

“The only truth is music.” Jack Kerouac

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“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” Albert Schweitzer

“Life, he realized, was much like a song. In the beginning, there is a 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

“Music is the shorthand of emotion.” Leo Tolstoy

“Without music, life would be a blank to me.” Jane Austen

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

“If music is the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.” William Shakespeare

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

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” Aldous Huxley

“The most exciting rhythms seem unexpected and complex, the most beautiful melodies simple and inevitable.” W.H. Auden

“Where words fail, music speaks.” Hans Christian Andersen

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“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.” Maya Angelou

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

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” Arthur O’Shaughnessy

“If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.” Charles Darwin

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

“Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy” Ludwig van Beethoven

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“I think there is a song out there to describe just about any situation.” Criss Jami

“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, 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

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

“People haven’t always been there for me but music always has.” Taylor Swift

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

“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.” Johnny Depp

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“Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician.” Kurt Vonnegut

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

“Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.” Leonard Bernstein

“If it weren’t for music, I would think that love is mortal.” Mark Helprin

“I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.” Tom Waits

“When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time. ” Lady Gaga

“Who hears music, feels his solitude
Peopled at once.” Robert Browning

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“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

“Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” Steve Maraboli

“Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not the truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not loving. Love is not music. Music is THE BEST.”   Frank Zappa

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

“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

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

“Music makes one feel so romantic – at least it always gets on one’s nerves – which is the same thing nowadays.” Oscar Wilde

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

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

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

“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.” Robert Fripp

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“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” Kahlil Gibran

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” Lao Tzu

“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

“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.” Maria Augusta von Trapp

“Music… will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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

“My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.” Edith Sitwell

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

“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

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

“Music is my higher power” Oliver James

“For the first time, he heard something that he knew to be music. He heard people singing. Behind him, across vast distances of space and time, from the place he had left, he thought he heard music too. But perhaps, it was only an echo.” Lois Lowry

“It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted.” George Eliot

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“Tell me what you listen to, and I’ll tell you who you are.” Tiffanie DeBartolo

“Every life has a soundtrack. There is a tune that makes me think of the summer I spent rubbing baby oil on my stomach in pursuit of the perfect tan. There’s another that reminds me of tagging along with my father on Sunday morning to pick up the New York Times. There’s the song that reminds me of using a fake ID to get into a nightclub; and the one that brings back my cousin Isobel’s sweet sixteen, where I played Seven Minutes in Heaven with a boy whose breath smelled like tomato soup. If you ask me, music is the language of memory.” Jodi Picoult

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

“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

“Melody is the essence of music. I compare a good melodist to a fine racer, and counterpointists to hack post-horses; therefore be advised, let well alone and remember the old Italian proverb: Chi sa più, meno sa – Who knows most, knows least.” Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

“Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.” George Eliot

“Music is everybody’s business. It’s only the publishers who think people own it” John Lennon

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

“Magic exists. 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.” Nora Roberts

“You have to, take a deep breath. and allow the music to flow through you. Revel in it, allow yourself to awe. When you play allow the music to break your heart with its beauty.” Kelly White

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

“Music is a proud, temperamental mistress. Give her the time and attention she deserves, and she is yours. Slight her and there will come a day when you call and she will not answer. So I began sleeping less to give her the time she needed.” Patrick Rothfuss

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

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“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

“The more you love, the more love you have to give. It’s the only feeling we have which is infinite…” Christina Westover

“Music can change the world because it can change people.” Bono

“Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.” E.Y. Harburg

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

“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make.” Truman Capote

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“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

“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

“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.” Sergei Rachmaninoff

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

“Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.” G.K. Chesterton

“I’m just a musical prostitute, my dear.” Freddie Mercury

“If I cannot fly, let me sing.” Stephen Sondheim

“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.” Frank Zappa

“I play until my fingers are blue and stiff from the cold, and then I keep on playing. Until I’m lost in the music. Until I am the music – notes and chords, the melody and harmony. It hurts, but it’s okay because when I’m the music, I’m not me. Not sad. Not afraid. Not desperate. Not guilty.” Jennifer Donnelly

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“Music sounds different to the one who plays it. It is the musician’s curse.” Patrick Rothfuss

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

“No matter who we are, no matter what our circumstances, our feelings and emotions are universal. And music has always been a great way to make people aware of that connection. It can help you open up a part of yourself and express feelings you didn’t know you were feeling.” Josh Groban

“Everything in me feels fluttering and free like I could take off from the ground at any second. Music, I think, he makes me feel like music.” Lauren Oliver

“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

“If Music is a Place — then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.” Vera Nazarian

“The times you lived through, the people you shared those times with — nothing brings it all to life like an old mix tape. It does a better job of storing up memories than actual brain tissue can do. Every mix tape tells a story. Put them together, and they can add up to the story of a life.” Rob Sheffield

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“I love the way music inside a car makes you feel invisible; if you play the stereo at max volume, it’s almost like the other people can’t see into your vehicle. It tints your windows, somehow.” Chuck Klosterman

“Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” Ingmar Bergman

“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 brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.” Haruki Murakami

“Softly, deftly, music shall caress you. Hear it, feel it, Secretly possess you.” Charles Hart

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

“Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.” Benjamin Disraeli

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

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

“Then I felt something inside me break and music began to pour out into the quiet. My fingers danced; intricate and quick they spun something gossamer and tremulous into the circle of light our fire had made. The music moved like a spiderweb stirred by a gentle breath, it changed like a leaf twisting as it falls to the ground, and it felt like three years Waterside in Tarbean, with a hollowness inside you and hands that ached from the bitter cold.” Patrick Rothfuss

“There is nothing more to be said or to be done tonight, so hand me over my violin and let us try to forget for half an hour the miserable weather and the still more miserable ways of our fellowmen.” Arthur Conan Doyle

“It was the moment I realized what music can do to people, how it can make you hurt and feel so good all at once.” Nina LaCour

“The man that hath no music in himself, Nor is not moved with concord of sweet sounds, Is fit for treasons, stratagems, and spoils; The motions of his spirit are dull as night, And his affections dark as Erebus. Let no such man be trusted. Mark the music.” William Shakespeare

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“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

“Love is friendship set to music.” Jackson Pollock

“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

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

“Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory.” Percy Bysshe Shelley

“We grown-up people think that we appreciate music, but if we realized the sense that an infant has brought with it of appreciating sound and rhythm, we would never boast of knowing music. The infant is the music itself.” Hazrat Inayat Khan

“A great song should lift your heart, warm the soul and make you feel good.” Colbie Caillat

“But I was not in the band, because I suffer from the kind of tone-deafness that is generally associated with actual deafness” John Green

“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

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“When you play, never mind who listens to you.” Robert Schumann

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

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

“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

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

“Feelings aroused by the touch of someone’s hand, the sound of music, the smell of a flower, a beautiful sunset, a work of art, love, laughter, hope and faith – all work on both the unconscious and the conscious aspects of the self, and they have physiological consequences as well.” Bernie Siegel

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

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

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“If you were music, I would listen to you ceaselessly, and my low spirits would brighten up.” Anna Akhmatova

“I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet.” Ludwig van Beethoven

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Some Facts About Music

Who is the father of music?

Johann Sebastian Bach. He born on March 31, 1685 in Eisenach, Germany. His family was also musician.

Who invented music?

A tablet was found in Babylonia (today’s Iraq). It is the earliest tablet form of a musical notation.

When did popular music start?

It all began in USA in the 30’s. Artists such as Frank Sinatra started to sing with sway bands and they became solo stars. And during the 50’s: Rock n Roll! It is a louder music than pop.

Why is music so important?

Music changes our brain waves and changes how we feel. It can put us in a better mood. We can feel more motivated as well.

2 thoughts on “160+ GENIUS Music Quotes to Brighten Your Soul”

  1. I love all of the composers, inspiring me through their music. It is a wonderful thing that connects us miraculously. Thanks for Sharing


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