Music Quotes - Famous Top 100

Music Quotes

This page contains information about the famous top 100 music quotes in many aspects, such as quotes about songs, melody, or simply harmony. If that's what you're loooking for then this is the place for you. Below you will find a table of the top proverbs we offer, containing the best of the best. Enjoy and make sure to add this page to your favourite section for easy reference in the future.

Quote of the day October 30th, 2014

You must be the change you want to see in the world.

Mahatma Gandhi

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

ALDOUS HUXLEY

All music is beautiful.

BILLY STRAYHORN

Any good music must be an innovation.

LES BAXTER

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

KIN HUBBARD

Composers shouldn't think too much - it interferes with their plagiarism.

HOWARD DIETZ

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

ISAAC STERN

Hell is full of musical amateurs.

GEORGE BERNARD SHAW

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

DIZZY GILLESPIE

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

ELVIS PRESLEY

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

GUSTAV MAHLER

If music be the food of love, play on.

WILLIAM SHAKESPEARE

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

THOMAS CARLYLE

If you want to be found stand where the seeker seeks.

SIDNEY LANIER

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

RICHARD M. NIXON

In music the passions enjoy themselves.

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

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

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

Music can change the world because it can change people.

BONO

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

JIMI HENDRIX

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

VICTOR HUGO

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.

HERBIE HANCOCK

Music hath charms to soothe a savage beast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.

WILLIAM CONGREVE

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

LAO TZU

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.

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 is a performance and needs the audience.

MICHAEL TIPPETT

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

JOHN LENNON

Music is love in search of a word.

SIDNEY LANIER

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.

JEAN PAUL

Music is my religion.

JIMI HENDRIX

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

THOMAS FULLER

Music is the best means we have of digesting time.

W. H. AUDEN

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

PLATO

Music is the shorthand of emotion.

LEO TOLSTOY

Music is the soul of language.

MAX HEINDEL

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.

THOMAS CARLYLE

Music should be your escape.

MISSY ELLIOT

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

MAYA ANGELOU

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

BERTHOLD AUERBACH

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

FRANK ZAPPA

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

W. H. AUDEN

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

BOB MARLEY

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

BRYAN FERRY

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

The iPod completely changed the way people approach music.

KARL LAGERFELD

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

FRANK ZAPPA

Virtues are acquired through endeavor, which rests wholly upon yourself.

SIDNEY LANIER

When words leave off, music begins.

HEINRICH HEINE

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.

ROBERT BROWNING

Without music, life would be a mistake.

FRIEDRICH NIETZSCHE

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.

LAURIE ANDERSON

You are the music while the music lasts.

T. S. ELIOT

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

BRYAN FERRY

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


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