ᐅ199+ Best Music Quotes - Inspiring Quotes About Music

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“Love is friendship set to music.” ― Jackson Pollock

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“If music be the food of love, play on.” ― William Shakespeare

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

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

“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 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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

“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

“Music is my higher power” ― Oliver James

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

“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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

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

“Music is the shorthand of emotion.” ― Leo Tolstoy

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

“The only truth is music.” ― Jack Kerouac

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

“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 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

“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

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

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

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

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

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

“Hell is full of musical amateurs.” ― George Bernard Shaw

“Music is the shorthand of emotion.” ― Leo Tolstoy

“With the truth, all given facts harmonize; but with what is false, the truth soon hits a wrong note.” ― Aristotle

“I would say that music is the easiest means in which to express, but since words are my talent, I must try to express clumsily in words what the pure music would have done better.” ― William Faulkner

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

“There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music.” ― George Eliot

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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

“The only truth is music.” ― Jack Kerouac

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

“Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.” ― Langston Hughes

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

“If one should desire to know whether a kingdom is well governed, if its morals are good or bad, the quality of its music will furnish the answer.” ― Confucius

“Music is what tells us that the human race is greater than we realize.” ― Napoleon Bonaparte

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

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

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

“Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other, because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul.” ― Plato

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

“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.” ― Plato

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

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

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

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

“Music is a safe kind of high.” — Jimi Hendrix

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“The only truth is music.” — Jack Kerouac

“Music is my religion.” — Jimi Hendrix

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

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

“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.” — Osho

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

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

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

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

“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” — Roald Dahl

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

“Music is a total constant. That’s why we have such a strong visceral connection to it, you know? Because a song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in your or the world, that one song says the same, just like that moment.” — Sarah Dessen

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

“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 melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.” — Anaïs Nin

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

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

“The only proof he needed for the existence of God was music.” — Kurt Vonnegut

“Music is the shorthand of emotion.” — Leo Tolstoy

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

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

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

“Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.” — Steve Martin

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

“Sentimental music has this great way of taking you back somewhere at the same time that it takes you forward, so you feel nostagic and hopeful all at the same time.” — Nick Hornby

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

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

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

“Music is the medicine of the mind.” — John Logan

“The true beauty of music is that it connects people.” — Roy Ayers

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

“Music is an addiction.” — Miles Davis

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

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

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

“Music begins where the possibilities of language end.” — Jean Sibelius

“Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.” — Ludwig van Beethoven

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

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

“Music drives you. It wakes you up, it gets you pumping. And, at the end of the day, the correct tune will chill you down.” – Dimebag Darrell

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

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

“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

“Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.” – Beethoven

“I’ve found that no matter what life throws at me, music softens the blow.” – Bryce Anderson

“Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.” – Martin Luther

“You are the music while the music lasts.” – T. S. Eliot

“Music is for every single person that walks the planet.” – Robert Plant

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

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

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

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

“Music is something that should speak for itself, straight from the heart. It took me a long time to understand that.” – Damon Albarn

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

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

“My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.” – Bob Marley

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

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

“Without music, life is a journey through a desert.” – Pat Conroy

“The cool thing about music is that no one can take music away from you, writing-wise.” – Darren Criss

“Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.” – Thomas Fuller

“If music be the food of love, play on.” – William Shakespeare

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

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

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

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

“Music is the emotional life of most people.” – Leonard Cohen

“That’s why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness.” – Corita Kent

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

“I wanted to prove the sustaining power of music.” – David Bowie

“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

“It’s almost charity work, what people have done, turning other people on to my music.” – John Mayer

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

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

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

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

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

“Music is the shorthand of emotion.” – Leo Tolstoy

“The only truth is music.” – Jack Kerouac

“Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.” – Beethoven

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

“Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite.” ― Thomas Carlyle

“Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune.” ― Thomas Fuller

“The more you love music, the more music you love.” ― Tom Moon

“Music is not take it or leave it; Music is life or death!” ― Joss Stirling

“Ah, that shows you the power of music, that magician of magician, who lifts his wand and says his mysterious word and all things real pass away and the phantoms of your mind walk before you clothed in flesh.” — Mark Twain

“Music is everywhere. It’s in the air between us, waiting to be sung.” ― David Levithan

“If you talk bad about country music, it's like saying bad things about my momma. Them's fightin' words” ― Dolly Parton

“That’s one of the great things about music. You can sing a song to 85,000 people and they’ll sing it back for 85,000 different reasons.” ― Dave Grohl

“Music… is the only real religion that is worth devoting your soul to. It is the last remnant of the primal scream, the funeral dirge, and the wedding march. It is the light that keeps me out of the shadows, and it is the reason my immortal soul is not in dire straits.” — Corey Taylor

“When you're happy, you enjoy the music but when you're sad, you understand the lyrics.” ― Frank Ocean

“If everyone started off the day singing, just think how happy they'd be.” ― Lauren Myracle

“Music does not replace words, it gives tone to the words” — Elie Wiesel

“If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.” ― Richard Nixon

“Music doesn't get in. Music is already in. Music simply uncovers what is there, makes you feel emotions that you didn't necessarily know you had inside you and runs around waking them all up. A rebirth of sorts.” — Matt Haig

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

“Music is the soundtrack to every good and bad time we will ever have.” ― Alex Gaskarth

“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.” — Orson Scott Card

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

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

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

“A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.” — Chinese Proverb

“Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together.” — Edgar Winter

“Such sweet compulsion doth in music lie.” ― John Milton

“Music should be an essential part of every analysis.” — Carl Jung

“Or music heard so deeply that it is not heard at all, but you are the music while the music lasts.” — T.S. Eliot

“Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.” — Yip Harburg

“The more you love music, the more music you love.” – Tom Moon

“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

“Why not just live in the moment, especially if it has a good beat?” ― Goldie Hawn

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

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

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

“I believe that a person's taste in music tells you a lot about them. In some cases, it tells you everything you need to know.” — Leila Sales

“Softly, deftly, music shall caress you. Hear it, feel it, secretly possess you.” — Andrew Lloyd Webber

“If music be the food of love, play on.” — William Shakespeare

“Music does a lot of things for a lot of people. It’s transporting, for sure. It can take you right back, years back, to the very moment certain things happened in your life. It’s uplifting, it’s encouraging, it’s strengthening.” — Aretha Franklin

“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

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

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

“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

“My music isn’t just music—it’s medicine.” — Kanye West

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

“Music should be your escape.” — Missy Elliot

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

“Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.” — Ray Charles

“Life and love go on, let the music play.” — Johnny Cash

“Music is my religion.” — Jimi Hendrix

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

“You can cage the singer but not the song.” — Harry Belafonte

“Music is a great natural high and a great natural escape.” — Shania Twain

“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

“Music is the emotional life of most people.” — Leonard Cohen

“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 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 is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.” — Jason Mraz

“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on.” — John Keats

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

“Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.” — Paul Simon

“Bach is an astronomer, discovering the most marvelous stars. Beethoven challenges the universe. I only try to express the soul and the heart of man.” — Frédéric Chopin

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

“Music is the tool to express life—and all that makes a difference.” — Herbie Hancock

“I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.” — Igor Stravinsky

“Jazz is not just music, it’s a way of life, it’s a way of being, a way of thinking.” — Nina Simone

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

“Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.” — Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

“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

“My ambition was to live like music.” — Mary Gaitskill

“Music is feeling. You can try to verbalize it. It really just hits you or it doesn’t.” — Gene Simmons

“The world’s most famous and popular language is music.” — PSY

“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

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

“Music has a poetry of its own, and that poetry is called melody.” — Joshua Logan