Music Quotes, Sayings and Proverbs

Read a fine selection of music quotes, sayings and proverbs. Relax yourself for a moment and read some of the most famous quotes about music. I always enjoyed them and I am sure that you will too!

Here are my favorite quotes, sayings and proverbs about music.

I will start with :
Music is what feelings sound like.

Music is expression of harmony in sound. Love is the expression of harmony in life.
Author: Stephen F. Gaskin

Music is Love in search of a word.
Author: Sidney Lanier

Music is the key to the female heart.
Author: Johann G. Seume

Music is the vernacular of the human soul.
Author: Geoffrey Latham

Music is well said to be the speech of angels
Author: Thomas Carlyle

Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.
Author: Charlie Parker

Music should never be harmless.
Author: Robbie Robertson

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

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Author: Red Auerbach

Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense.
Author: Joseph Addison

True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. My people are Americans and my time is today.
Author: George Gershwin

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of the dream. Wandering by lone sea breakers, and sitting by desolate streams. World losers and world forsakers, for whom the pale moon gleams. Yet we are movers and the shakers of the world forever it seems
Author: Arhtur O’Shanessey

When Mozart was composing at the end of the eighteenth century, the city of Vienna was so quiet that fire alarms could be given verbally, by a shouting watchman mounted on top of St. Stefan’s Cathedral. In twentieth-century society, the noise level is such that it keeps knocking our bodies out of tune and out of their natural rhythms. This ever-increasing assault of sound upon our ears, minds, and bodies adds to the stress load of civilized beings trying to live in a highly complex environment.
Author: Steve Halpem

When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had and never will have
Author: Edgar Watson Howe

Where words fail, music speaks
Author: Hans Christian Anderson

Without Elvis, none of us could have made it.
Author: Buddy Holly

Without music life would be a mistake
Author: Friedrich Nietzsche

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid.
Author: Frank Zappa

Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
Author: Pat Conroy

Writing about music is like dancing about architecture - it’s really a stupid thing to want to do.
Author: Elvis Costello

Albert Einstein:

If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.

Albert Schweitzer:

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

Albert Schweitzer:

Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughter — to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water.

Albert Schweitzer:

There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.

Henry David Thoreau:

When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.

Hunter S. Thompson:

The music business is a cruel and shallow money trench, a long plastic hallway where thieves and pimps run free, and good men die like dogs. There’s also a negative side.

John Adams:

I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain.

Louis-Ferdinand C