Music And Life Sayings and Quotes

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

Without music, life would be a mistake.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Music can change the world because it can change people.     


Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.     

Lao Tzu

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

Bob Marley

If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.     

William Shakespeare

Some people have lives; some people have music.     

John Green

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.     

Berthold Auerbach

If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music. It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth.     

Sydney Smith

If in the after life there is not music, we will have to import it.     

Domenico Cieri Estrada

Just as Jesus created wine from water, we humans are capable of transmuting emotion into music.     

Carlos Santana

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosphy. Music is the electrical soil in which the spirit lives, thinks and invents.     

Ludwig van Beethoven

Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. No matter what language we speak, what color we are, the form of our politics or the expression of our love and our faith, music proves: We are the same.     

John Denver

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.     

Berthold Auerbach

Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony?     

Leonardo DaVinci

One reason music is more effective than antidepressants is because if you listen close enough you might feel God telling you everything is going to be okay.     

Paul Cardall

The piano is a divinely inspired instrument, a mirror held up to its player's soul that captures the light and shadow of the performer and reflects them back to the listener.     

David Lanz

I've never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down.     

Virgil Thompson

Without music, life would be a blank to me.     

Jane Austen

Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.     

Hans Christian Andersen

If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.     

Charles Darwin

There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is.     

William P. Merrill

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


Music is to me like breathing. I don't get tired of breathing, I don't get tire of music!     

Ray Charles

What we play is life.     

Louis Armstrong

Music is by far the most wonderful method we have to remind us each day of the power of personal accomplishment.     

Chris S. Salazar

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

Aldous Huxley

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.     

Samuel Butler

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.     

Jean Paul Richter

Without music, life is a journey through a desert.     

Pat Conroy

Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years.     

William F. Buckley, Jr.