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 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