50 Meaningful Music Quotes

I’ve never met anyone who didn’t like music. Surely taste in music varies from person to person but the point still remains that everybody loves music. Music has a way of evoking emotions within us.

Music can make you feel inspired and ready to face life, and it can also make you feel so much in love and want to be with that someone special. So your choice of music can have an impact on your everyday life. Music means something to everybody. See below for some music quotes to help you express what music means to you.

Music quotes about what music means

If music be the food of love, play on.”

William Shakespeare

If music be the food of love, play on.”

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

 Ludwig van Beethoven

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

Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.”

George Eliot

Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.”

Without music, life would be a mistake”

Friedrich Nietzsche

Without music, life would be a mistake”

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

Plato

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

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

Morrissey

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

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

Aldous Huxley

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

How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?

Jane Swan

How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?

The music is not in the notes, but in the silence in between.”

Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

The music is not in the notes, but in the silence in between.”

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

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

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

Edward Bulwer-Lytton

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

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

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.”

When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest of times, and to the latest.”

Henry David Thoreau

When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest of times, and to the latest.”

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

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.”

Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.”

Leonard Bernstein

Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.”

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

Lao Tzu

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

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

Bob Marley

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

If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know

Louis Armstrong

If you have to ask what jazz is, you’ll never know

Do it again on the next verse and people think you meant it.”

Chet Atkins

“Do it again on the next verse and people think you meant it.”

Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.

Ray Charles

Music is powerful. As people listen to it, they can be affected. They respond.

Music — what a powerful instrument, what a mighty weapon!”

Maria August von Trapp

Music — what a powerful instrument, what a mighty weapon!”

Music is the strongest form of magic

Marilyn Manson

Music is the strongest form of magic

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Without music, life would be a mistake.

I merely took the energy it takes to pour and wrote some blues.

Duke Ellington

I merely took the energy it takes to pour and wrote some blues.

Where words leave off, music begins.

Heinrich Heine

Where words leave off, music begins.

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

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.

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

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.”

I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.

William James

I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.

Leopold Stokowski

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.

Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.

Maya Angelou

Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.

Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.”

Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.”

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

Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.

Percy Bysshe Shelley

Our sweetest songs are those that tell of saddest thought.

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

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.”

I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”

John Cage

I can’t understand why people are frightened of new ideas. I’m frightened of the old ones.”

As long as we live, there is never enough singing.”

Martin Luther

As long as we live, there is never enough singing.”

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

Haruki Murakami

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

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.”

Pablo Casals

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.”

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

Confucius

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

Music is the universal language of mankind.”

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Music is the universal language of mankind.”

Music is the only thing I’ve ever known that doesn’t have any rules at all.

Josh Homme

Music is the only thing I’ve ever known that doesn’t have any rules at all.

How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?

Jane Swan

How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?

Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.” music quotes

Robert G. Ingersoll

Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.”

Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.”

Claude Debussy

Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.”

Wake up, live your life and sing the melody of your soul.

Amit Ray

Wake up, live your life and sing the melody of your soul.

The easiest way to avoid wrong notes is to never open your mouth and sing. What a mistake that would be.” music quotes

Pete Seeger

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

Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.

Emory Austin

Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.

Music is the tool to express life – and all that makes a difference

Herbie Hancock

Music is the tool to express life – and all that makes a difference

Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music. music quotes

Sergei Rachmaninoff

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

Music comes to me more readily than words.” music quotes

Ludwig Van Beethoven

Music comes to me more readily than words.”

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