Great Quotes about Music

Without music, life would be a mistake.... I would only believe in a God who knew how to dance.

Friedrich Nietzsche


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

Berthold Auerbach


“Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul”

 Plato (428 BC-348 BC)


“Music is an outburst of the soul.”

 Frederick Delius quotes (1862-1934)

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

“Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.”

 E. Y. Harburg


“Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, Heals the heart and makes it whole, Flows from heaven to the soul.


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



“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and 

Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto.”

 Ralph Waldo Emerson


“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent”

 Victor Hugo


“Music is love in search of a word.”

 Sidonie Gabrielle


“Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul”

  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.



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


When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.”

 Edgar Watson Howe


Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music”

 Sergei Rachmaninov


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

 Aaron Copland


“I despise a world which does not feel that music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy”

 Ludwig van Beethoven


“I've never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down.”

Virgil Thomson


“Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.”

 Oscar Wilde


“Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.”

 Walter Savage Landor


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

 Kahlil Gibran


“Music is perpetual, and only the hearing is intermittent.”

 Henry David Thoreau


“Music is an outburst of the soul.”

 Frederick Delius



Music is the universal language of mankind”

 Henry Wadsworth Longfellow


“Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.”

 Mary Kay Ash


“Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes unanimity upon the divergent, melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed, and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous”

 Yehudi Menuhin


“When the music changes, so does the dance”

 African Proverb


“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


“Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music”

 Angela Monet


“Music is only love looking for words”

 Lawrence Durrell


“Where there's music there can be love”

 French Proverb


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

 Lao Tzu


“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


You always feel better when you sing. Music touches people's hearts. You know, it doesn't go through your mental capacity, it just moves you and it will let you cry. It's worth it doing a show and when you touch a crowd and move yourself at the same”

 Jewel Kilcher


“Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.”

 Ludwig van Beethoven


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

 Gustav Mahler


“We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are the dancers, we create the dreams.”



“Where words fail, music speaks.”

 Hans Christian Andersen


“Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love”

 Louis-Hector Berlioz


“Music is like making love: either all or nothing.”

 Isaac Stern


“Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit.”



“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence”

 Robert Fripp


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