Music Quotes That Will Fuel Your Soul

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Music can make you feel every emotion way more deeply and clearly. If it talks about love, you will feel love and if it talks about heartbreak you will feel the ache of your heartbreaking. Music is the force that crosses all boundaries and brings people together. So here are some soulful Music Quotes and Sayings that we swear by to feel the magic of music.

Music is like people. You only meet people when you are destined to meet them, not before that, not after that. The same is with music; you only come across a piece of music when you are destined to come across it. And then you think why you did not listen to this piece of heaven earlier. But that is out of the question because you were supposed to listen to it now, at this point of time. And that piece changes a bit of you forever. You understand life a bit better, you endure the pain a bit easily, you love a little truly and you struggle a bit strongly.

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Music has a personality like humans. Some pieces are powerful, some soft, some sad, some happy, and some like a life lesson.

World Music Day, was founded by Jack Lang and Maurice Fleuret and was first held in Paris, France in 1982.

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To try to capture the essence of music in the most effective way, we have collected these Music Quotes and Sayings for you, read on and be lost in this soulful world:

Music Quotes

1. “Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before the speech, and it is above and beyond all words.” – Robert G. Ingersoll

2. “Music is the only thing I’ve ever known that doesn’t have any rules at all.” – Josh Homme

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Music Quotes

3. “Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself.” – Henry Ward Beecher

4. “A strange art – music – the most poetic and precise of all the arts, vague as a dream and precise as algebra.” – Guy de Maupassant

5. “Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf.” – Baruch Spinoza

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

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

8. “Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.” – Charlie Parker

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

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

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

12. “I merely took the energy it takes to pout and wrote some blues.” – Duke Ellington

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13. “Music – what a powerful instrument, what a mighty weapon!” – Maria von Trapp

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

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

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

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

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

19. “Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.” – John Erskine

20. “Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.” – John Paul Friedrich Richter

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

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

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

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

25. “If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.” – Gustav Mahler

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

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

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

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

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

Inspirational Music Quotes
Inspirational Music Quotes

31. “Music is a great natural high and a great natural escape. “– Shania Twain

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

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

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Inspirational music quotes

34. “Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Berthold Auerbach

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

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

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

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

39. “The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.” – Bruce Springsteen

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

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Inspirational music quotes

41. “Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.” – Billy Joel

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

43. “A creative artist works on his next composition because he was not satisfied with his previous one.” – Dmitri Shostakovich

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

45. “Music – that’s been my education. There’s not a day that goes by that I take it for granted.” – Billie Joe Armstrong

46. “The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth and sing. What a mistake that would be.” – Pete Seeger

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Motivational music quotes

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

48. “I’ve always thought people would find a lot more pleasure in their routines if they burst into song at significant moments.” – John Barrowman

49. “I’ve always said music should make you laugh, make you cry or make you think.” – Kenny Rogers

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50. “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

51. “Music kept me off the streets and out of trouble and gave me something that was mine that no one could take away from me.” – Eddie Van Halen

Famous Music Quotes
Famous Music Quotes

52. “A musician should only sound like what they do, and no two musicians sound the same. It’s an individual-feel thing, you know?” – Dave Grohl

53. “I believe musicians have a duty, a responsibility to reach out, to share your love or pain with others.” – James Taylor

54. “My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require.” – Edward Elgar

55. “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

56. “There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original.” – Franz Joseph Haydn

57. “Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.” – Claude Debussy

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

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Famous Music Quotes

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

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

61. “Music, when soft voices die, Vibrates in the memory.” – Percy Bysshe Shelley

62. “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

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

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

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Famous Music Quotes

65. “Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more music in them.” – Louis Armstrong

66. “Music is pleasing not only because of the sound but because of the silence that is in it: without the alternation of sound and silence there would be no rhythm.” – Thomas Merton

67. “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

68. “Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.” – Marcel Marceau

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

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70. “When we listen to music we are not listening to the past, we are not listening to the future, we are listening to an expanded present.” – Alan Watts

71. “A fine work of art – music, dance, painting, story – has the power to silence the chatter in the mind and lift us to another place.” – Robert McKee

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72. “Even if you can’t sing well, sing. Sing to yourself. Sing in the privacy of your home. But sing.” – Rebbe Nachman

73. “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

74. “There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard.” – Sun Tzu

75. “Somebody just gave me a shower radio. Thanks a lot. Do you really want music in the shower? I guess there’s no better place to dance than a slick surface next to a glass door.” – Jerry Seinfeld

76. “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

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

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

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

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

81. “A gentleman is someone who knows how to play the banjo and doesn’t.” – Mark Twain

82. “The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.” – Roy Ayers

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

84. “Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.” – Emory Austin

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

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

87. “Music should be your escape.” – Missy Elliot

88. “My music isn’t just music – its medicine.” – Kanye West

89. “Love is friendship set to music.” – Jackson Pollock

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

91. “Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.” – Oscar Wilde

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

93. “Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.” – Jason Mraz

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

95. “Music comes from a place we don’t know.” – Chris Martin

96. “Philosophy is the highest music.” – Plato

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

98. “Music is my religion.” – Jimi Hendrix

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

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

101. “Music gives color to the air of the moment.” – Karl Lagerfeld

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

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

Short Music Quotes
Short Music Quotes

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

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

106. “Country music is three chords and the truth.” – Harlan Howard

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

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

109. “I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.” – William James

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

Music has unknown and unexplored capabilities. It can heal, it can break and it can make nature change its course of action as believed in folk tales. When you don’t have words to say something, believe in music and it will speak your words millions of times better than you. Have a meaningful day ahead.

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