Ukulele Sayings and Quotes

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


There's something about guitars, they're just so big, you know what I mean? You're just like, 'Ugh!' It just seems so overwhelming. And the ukulele is, like, the opposite of overwhelming.     

Zooey Deschanel

I love the ukulele. It's got a beautiful, melodic tone to it. There's something innocent and romantic, and it's just a grand instrument to play.     

Pierce Brosnan

One thing you might want to learn before you attend the world's largest ukulele lesson is how to say ukulele.     

Mary Schmich

If you kiss Ukulele Lady / While you promise ever to be true / And she sees another Ukulele / Lady fooling round with you     

Richard A Whiting

I didn't realize it was commercialized when I unpacked my cases / Because a genuine Hawaii ukulele cost me thirty guineas      

Ray Davies

There's not much you can do with a ukulele that doesn't sound happy.      

Jeff Lynne

It's hard to be depressed around a ukulele. You just pick it up and you're halfway home.     

William H. Macy

Sometimes when you're writing on a ukulele, you're in a totally new land, rhythmically or melodically.     

Tift Merritt

There's something about the ukulele that just makes you smile. It makes you let your guard down. It brings out the child in all of us.     

Jake Shimabukuro

Playing the ukulele and singing is a fantastic stress reliever. So is cleaning! Scrubbing away at the dirt helps clear my mind as well.     

Kandyse Mcclure

Things like guitars and ukuleles, you should never part with it, because there will probably be good, healthy times spent, just playing and writing.     

Eddie Vedder

Growing up, the ukulele was always a respected instrument. It's a big part of our culture. It wasn't until I started traveling outside of Hawaii that I realized people didn't really consider the ukulele to be a real instrument.     

Jake Shimabukuro

The ukulele totally fits that whole hipster community or whatever you want to call it, but then at the same time it works great in nursing homes where senior citizens get together and play, and then as the traditional Hawaiian instrument with people doing the Hula and strumming the ukulele and singing.     

Jake Shimabukuro

The ukulele is the instrument of peace.     

Jake Shimabukuro

If you pick up a ukulele, it will make you unbelievably happy.     

Bette Midler

If everyone played the ukulele, the world would be a better place.     

Jake Shimabukuro

One thing you might want to learn before you attend the world's largest ukulele lesson is how to say ukulele.     

Mary Schmich

There's no ego when you're a ukulele player.     

Jake Shimabukuro

Far away, far away / Where the balmy breezes blow / Where they sway while they play / Ukuleles sweet and low     

Gus Kahn

This guitar only sings the way I play it / It's a part of me just like another arm / It started out as a little ukulele / When I was just a boy on the farm     

John Williamson

A ukulele lady, a roundalay. Rock, rock roll, Child! / Rock, rock, roll, Plymouth Rock roll over. / For a holiday, with a roundalay.      

Brian Wilson

Try a different melody on your ukulele, / Or you'll soon be sitting there strumming     

Jay Livingston

On his ukulele, daily / He would strum / Beedle um bum / Dancing, prancing     

Ken Hnesley

It's a ukulele Honolulu sunset / Listen to the grass skirts sway / Drinking rum from a pineapple / Out on Honolulu Bay     

John Prine

Strummed ukuleles, / Sung the blues, / Seen all my dreams disappear, / But I'm here.     

Stephen Sondheim

Ukulele strummers / Just doing my daily numbers like a quick pick / Ride the rhythm like lazy drummer, word to baby brother     

Daniel Alan Maman

Looking for the perfect wave / And I play my ukulele / While the sun sets for the day     

Dirk G.

For me to enjoy / With my ukulele on my knee / Do the hula dance forever     

Harm Van Sleen

Oh, how I miss his ukulele / And the way he strums those tunes / 'Cause there's two lonesome people in the whole wide world, / It's me and the man and the moon     

Edgar Leslie

On your ukulele / Swinging in the summer breeze / I could think about it a thousand more, times / I could think about you love the rest of my life     

Amy Frances Stroup