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
Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words.
Robert Green Ingersoll
People haven't always been there for me, but music always has.
There's nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it.
Music is the medicine of the breaking heart.
Music is everybody's possession. It's only publishers who think that people own it.
Music is not a science any more than poetry is. It is a sublime instinct, like genius of all kinds.
Where words leave off, music begins.
The pleasure we obtain from music comes from counting, but counting unconsciously. Music is nothing but unconscious arithmetic.
The whole thing of being in music is not to control it but to be swept away by it.
Music should be your escape.
Music is the space between the notes.
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.
The effect of music is so very much more powerful and penetrating than is that of the other arts, for these others speak only of the shadow, but music of the essence.
True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time.
Music is well said to be the speech of angels; in fact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so divine. It brings us near to the infinite.
Music is the fragrance of the universe.
If you look deep enough you will see music. The heart of nature being everywhere music.
Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance space is sculpted into something.
Music is my mistress and she plays second fiddle to no one.
Listening to music engages the previously acquired personal knowledge of the listener.
Music is the only sensual gratification which mankind may indulge in to excess without injury to their moral and religious feelings.
Those who love music are gentle and honest in their tempers. I always loved music, and would not, for a great matter, be without the little skill which I possess in the art.
Any good music must be an innovation.
Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
Music is the melody whose text is the world.
Music is not merely a study, it is an entertainment. Wherever there is music there is a throng of listeners.
There's a lot of different forms of communication, but music is absolutely the purest one, man. There's nothing that could ever be bad about playing music.
All music is folk music. I ain't never heard a horse sing a song.
All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Ludwig van Beethoven