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.

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.     


If music be the food of love, play on.     

William Shakespeare

Music doesn't lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.     

Jimi Hendrix

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.     


The world's most famous and popular language is music.     


Music is the strongest form of magic.     

Marilyn Manson

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.     

Lao Tzu

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.     

Herbie Hancock

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

Bob Marley

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.     

Victor Hugo

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.     

Maya Angelou

Music is what feelings sound like.      

Author Unknown

Music is the poetry of the air.     


Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory.      

Oscar Wilde

Music is well said to be the speech of angels.     

Thomas Carlyle

Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together.     

Edgar Winter

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

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 gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.     


Without music, life would be a mistake.     

Friedrich Nietzsche

Music is what tells us that the human race is greater than we realize.     

Napoleon Bonaparte

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


Music is the universal language of mankind.     

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.     

Aaron Copland

Music is love in search of a word.     

Sidonie Gabrielle

Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto.     

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.     

Walter Savage Landor

Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world.     

Giuseppe Mazzini