Our music quotes collection covers classical, country, jazz, rock and roll, love songs, and more. Music is known as the great unifier as all cultures share in their love of a good song.
We’ve collected some of the best insights on music, music-making, and songs from the likes of performers, composers, and songwriters. We hope we’ve hit the right note so you don’t have to play it by ear when thinking of a great quotation. Enjoy!
Quotes about Music
One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.
Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.
Music is the universal language of mankind.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.
Ludwig van Beethoven
Best Music Quotes
Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.
Without jazz, life would be a mistake.
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
If words are the lyrics, and laughter the melody, then a relationship becomes a symphony.
Short Music Quotes
Music should be your escape.
Great melody over great riffs is, to me, the secret of it all.
Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
Jazz is something you have to feel, something you have to live.
Country Music Quotes
Country music is still your grandpa’s music, but it’s also your daughter’s music.
You have to grow up, start paying the rent and have your heart broken before you understand country.
It was probably storytelling before it was songwriting, as far as country music is concerned. It’s fun to be a part of that and tip the hat to that. You know, and keep that tradition alive.
Country music is the people’s music. It just speaks about real life and about truth and it tells things how they really are.
Three chords and the truth – that’s what a country song is. There is a lot of heartache in the world.
I still feel like that 17-year-old-kid that fell in love with country music.
I was introduced to country music around a campfire on a farm.
Inspirational Music Quotes
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.
Every soul is a melody which needs renewing.
How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?
A symphony must be like the world. It must contain everything.
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.
Good Music Quotes
Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.
Music is the strongest form of magic.
Next to the word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.
Music is a world within itself, with a language we all understand.
Immerse yourself in nature’s symphony
and let your senses burst with joy.
Tom Brown, Jr.
Music is a way to dream together and go to another dimension.
A Jazz man should be saying what he feels: humor, sadness, joy all the things that humans have.
Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Ludwig Van Beethoven
Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself; incredible and inconceivable.
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.
It’s like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
Music is Love Sayings
If music be the food of love, play on, give me excess of it; that surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die.
Life is a song, love is the music.
This love is difficult, but it’s real.
Love is friendship set to music.
Love is all you need.
Our love is like a song,
But you won’t sing along.
Love me like you loved me when you loved me
And you didn’t have to try.
The story of life is quicker than the wink of an eye,
The story of love is hello and goodbye…until we meet again.
Famous Music Sayings
Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.
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.
The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (One of the editor’s favorite music quotes)
Music is what tells us that the human race is greater than we realize.
You can chase a Beethoven symphony all your life and never catch up.
Music is God’s little reminder that there’s something else besides us in this universe.
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.
A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.
Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is the most sublime noise that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.
E. M. Forster
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Funny Music Quotes
All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song.
Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.
I smash guitars because I like them.
All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.
Jazz is a beautiful woman whose older brother is a policeman.
If in the afterlife there is not music, we will have to import it.
Do it again on the next verse, and people think you meant it.
A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion but doesn’t.
To listen is an effort, and just to hear is no merit. A duck hears also.
Rock and Roll Music Quotes
When we die, we will turn into songs, and we will hear each other and remember each other.
When I look into your eyes I still get weak And when I’m this close to you I just can’t speak And it’s hard to keep my hands to myself When I know I could never love anybody else.
Our sweetest songs are those of saddest thought.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
It’s not what you take when you leave this world behind you. It’s what you leave behind you when you go.
Lose your dream, you lose your mind.
A good song takes on more meaning as the years pass by.
Finally content with a past I regret, I’ve found you find strength in your moments of weakness.
Well, I know when you’re around cause I know the sound I know the sound of your heart.
You can write songs in New York because it’s not always perfect. To write a good song, things can’t be perfect.
You got to know when to hold ’em, know when to fold ’em, Know when to walk away and know when to run.
Music is Life
Without music, life would be a mistake
Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life. Thank you and good night.
A. J. McLean
Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
Music can change the world because it can change people.
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.
Some people have lives; some people have music.
True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real-life to the hilt.
Music is the heart of life. She speaks love. Without it, there is no possible good. And with it, everything is beautiful.
Without music, life would be a blank to me.
Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.
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Where words leave off, music begins.
We are each but a quarter note in a grand symphony.
Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Jazz stands for freedom.
Music is my religion.
The only truth is music.
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Quotations that Strike the Right Note
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.
Jazz is about being in the moment.
Where words fail, music speaks.
Hans Christian Andersen
The song is ended, but the melody lingers on.
Music is the shorthand of emotion.
By Mike O’Halloran
Mike, our Greeting Card Poet founder, enjoys a wide range of music including Motown, rock, soul, and country.
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