Music Quotes

Music Quotes, Popular Sayings About Greatest Hits & Singers

"Music is what feelings sound like."
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“He who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once.” — Robert Browning

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

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

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

"A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges."-- Benny Green
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“Music is an outburst of the soul.” — Frederick Delius

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

“We all do ‘do, re, mi,’ but you have got to find the other notes yourself.” — Louis Armstrong

“What we play is life.” — Louis Armstrong

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

“Most of us go to our graves with our music still inside of us.”

“… music is an immediate art; it’s always happening right now … ” — Sam Andrew

"He who sings scares away his woes." -- Cervantes
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“Country music is three chords and the truth.” — Harlan Howard

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

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

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

“All deep things are song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls!” — Thomas Carlyle

"Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life." -- Jean Paul Richter
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“Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.” — Oscar Wilde

“Music is one of the best ways to enjoy the present. It’s not much fun to look forward to hearing music or to remember what a song sounded like last week, but music right now absorbs you and places you in the moment.” — Sonnett Branche

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

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“Music rots when it gets too far from the dance. Poetry atrophies when it gets too far from music.” — Ezra Pound

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

"Music can change the world because it can change people." -- Bono
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“Music’s the medicine of the mind.” — John A. Logan

“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

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

"Bach gave us God's Word. Mozart gave us God's laughter. Beethoven gave us God's fire. God gave us Music that we might pray without words."
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“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” — Maya Angelou

“Music is the poetry of the air.” — Jean Paul Richter

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

“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

“I have my own particular sorrows, loves, delights; and you have yours. But sorrow, gladness, yearning, hope, love, belong to all of us, in all times and in all places. Music is the only means whereby we feel these emotions in their universality.” — H.A. Overstreet

“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

“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

"Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence." -- Robert Fripp
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“Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken.” — Ludwig van Beethoven

"When the music changes, so does the dance." -- African Proverb
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“It’s language is a language which the soul alone understands, but which the soul can never translate.” — Arnold Bennett

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

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