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.

If one hears bad music, it is one's duty to drown it by one's conversation. Oscar Wilde
If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk. Oscar Wilde
Music is perpetual, and only the hearing is intermittent. Henry David Thoreau
Music is indeed the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. Ludwig van Beethoven
Music, when thus applied, raises noble hints in the mind of the hearer, and fills it with great conceptions. It strengthens devotion, and advances praise into rapture. Joseph Addison
My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die. Bob Marley
Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. Khalil Gibran
Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist. Gilbert K. Chesterton
Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don't take it too seriously. Henry Miller
Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies. Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end. Igor Stravinsky
Music is given to us with the sole purpose of establishing an order in things, including, and particularly, the coordination between man and time. Igor Stravinsky
Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music. Christian Nestell Bovee
Music can set an atmosphere of worship which invites [the] spirit of revelation, of testimony. Boyd K. Packer
There are two kinds of music. Good music, and the other kind. Duke Ellington
Music is one of the fairest and most glorious gifts of God. Martin Luther
Canned music is like audible wallpaper. Alistair Cooke
Music revives the recollections it would appease. Madame De Stael
In music the passions enjoy themselves. Friedrich Nietzsche
Music is the literature of the heart. It commences where speech ends. Alphonse De Lamartine