Music Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old music quotes, music sayings, and music proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

Master your instrument. Master the music. And then forget all that bullshit and just play. Charlie Parker
I haven't understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it. Igor Stravinsky
When you begin to see the possibilities of music, you desire to do something really good for people., to help humanity free itself from it's, hang ups. John Coltrane
After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. Aldous Huxley
Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. Maya Angelou
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
Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't. Johnny Depp
The day you open your mind to music, you're halfway to opening your mind to life. Pete Townshend
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
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music. Gustav Mahler
The history of a people is found in its songs. George Jellinek
Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory. Thomas Beecham
My music is the spiritual expression of what I am, my faith, my knowledge, my being. John Coltrane
People are like music, some speak the truth and others are just noise. Bill Murray
There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is. William Shakespeare
Music fills the infinite between two souls. Rabindranath Tagore
If the King loves music, it is well with the land. Mencius
Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music. Ronald Reagan
Talking about music is like dancing about architecture. Steve Martin
Life is like music. It must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule. Samuel Butler
Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line. Charlie Parker
Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music. Marcel Marceau
Music creates order out of chaos. Yehudi Menuhin
When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have. E. W. Howe
Music should never be harmless. Robbie Robertson
Music should always be an adventure. Coleman Hawkins
Music can change the world because it can change people. Bono
No matter what culture you're from, everyone loves music. Billy Joel
In music one must think with the heart and feel with the brain. George Szell
Music is harmony, harmony is perfection, perfection is our dream, and our dream is heaven. Henri Frederic Amiel