Trumpet Sayings and Quotes

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


You can't blow an uncertain trumpet.     

Theodore Hesburgh

Playing the trumpet is such a intangible experience. The player is compelled to start from the beginning and build anew each day... It isnt like building a house, where we resume where we left the previous accomplishments. Each new day we must rebuild the foundation of our musical structure.     

Armando Ghitalla

Life is like a trumpet. If you don't put anything into it, you don't get anything out.     

W.C Handy

The trumpet is forceful.     

Lester Bowie

The hardest part of playing the trumpet is the physical act of making the sound.     

Tom Harrell

If you got a trumpet, get on your feet, brother, and blow it!     

Nick Cave

To play the trumpet well, a musician can not let more than a few days pass without practicing.     

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Playing the trumpet is such an intangible experience. The player is compelled to start from the beginning and build anew each day. It isn't like building a house, where we can resume building where we left off the previous day's accomplishments. Each new day we must rebuild the foundation of our musical structure.     

Armando Ghitalla

The trumpet is an extremely difficult instrument. It feels and reacts differently to the player each and every day.     

Allen Vizzutti

We never blow to the horn. We blow through the horn. We never blow up to a note, we blow out to it.     

Don Jacoby

The trumpet does no more stun you by its loudness, than a whisper teases you by its provoking inaudibility.     

Charles Lamb

Playing the trumpet is hard because it is so easy.     

Charles Schleuter