Music Quotes Inspirational Quote Collection

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If you’re looking for inspirational music quotes, you’re in the right place. Certainly, life without music would not be the same. Imagine a party with no music. Or Christmas without Christmas carols. Life would be so boring! I can’t imagine living without music. It is such an important part of our lives. To celebrate its impact on our life, I collected dozens of inspirational music quotes on love and life. Some of these quotes are by the most legendary musicians and guitarists in the history of music. Other quotes come from philosophers, authors and thinkers. Feel free to check out the list below. I guarantee that you will feel really inspired after reading this.

10 Amazing Inspirational Music Quotes

1. “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley

2. “Music kept me off the streets and out of trouble and gave me something that was mine that no one could take away from me.” – Eddie Van Halen

3. “A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” – Leopold Stokowski

4. “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. And I see my life in terms of music.” – Albert Einstein

5. “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” – Victor Hugo

6. “You have to, take a deep breath. and allow the music to flow through you. Revel in it, allow yourself to awe. When you play allow the music to break your heart with its beauty.” ― Kelly White

7. “People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It’s like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.” – said the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.

8. “Film as dream, film as music. No art passes our conscience in the way film does, and goes directly to our feelings, deep down into the dark rooms of our souls.” – Ingmar Bergman

9. “Music is a talent given to me by God. A medium and a platform and a way to spread a message of righteousness… a message of love, a message of unity.” – S. Marley

10. “He took his pain and turned it into something beautiful. Into something that people connect to. And that’s what good music does. It speaks to you. It changes you.” – H. Harrington

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11. “Music is love, love is music, music is life, and I love my life. Thank you and good night.” – A. J. McLean

12. “I love the way music inside a car makes you feel invisible; if you play the stereo at max volume, it’s almost like the other people can’t see into your vehicle. It tints your windows, somehow.” – C. Klosterman

13. “I believe that a person’s taste in music tells you a lot about them. In some cases, it tells you everything you need to know.” — L. Sales

14. “I’ve always said music should make you laugh, make you cry or make you think.” – K. Rogers

15. “Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is THE BEST.”  – Frank Zappa

16. “Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.” – Paul Simon

17. “Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.” – Johann Sebastian Bach

18. “Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.” – Sergei Rachmaninov

19. “The most exciting rhythms seem unexpected and complex, the most beautiful melodies simple and inevitable.” – W.H. Auden

20. “Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.” – Edward Bulwer Lytton

Quotes on Love

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21. “If music be the food of love, play on.” ― William Shakespeare 

22. “Music makes one feel so romantic – at least it always gets on one’s nerves – which is the same thing nowadays.”― Oscar Wilde

23. “If I didn’t love it, I would not record it.” – Alicia Keys

24. “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ― Confucius

25. “When you make music or write or create, it’s really your job to have mind-blowing, irresponsible, condomless sex with whatever idea it is you’re writing about at the time. ” ― Lady Gaga

26. “Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.” ― Johnny Depp

27. “Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.” ― Maria Augusta von Trapp

28. “Music is a proud, temperamental mistress. Give her the time and attention she deserves, and she is yours. Slight her and there will come a day when you call and she will not answer. So I began sleeping less to give her the time she needed.” ― Patrick Rothfuss

29. “I’m just a musical prostitute, my dear.” ― Freddie Mercury

30. “If you were music, I would listen to you ceaselessly, and my low spirits would brighten up.” ― Anna Akhmatova

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31. “If Music is a Place — then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.” ― Vera Nazarian

32. “Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.” ― Sarah Dessen

33. “The most exciting rhythms seem unexpected and complex, the most beautiful melodies simple and inevitable.” ― W.H. Auden

34. “Live your truth. Express your love. Share your enthusiasm. Take action towards your dreams. Walk your talk. Dance and sing to your music. Embrace your blessings. Make today worth remembering.” ― Steve Maraboli

35. If, while at the piano, you attempt to form little melodies, that is very well; but if they come into your mind of themselves, when you are not practicing, you may be still more pleased; for the internal organ of music is then roused in you. The fingers must do what the head desires; not the contrary. – Robert Schumann

36. Most of what we take as being important is not material, whether it’s music or feelings or love. They’re things we can’t really see or touch. They’re not material, but they’re vitally important to us. – Judy Collins

37. “For me, there is something primitively soothing about this music, and it went straight to my nervous system, making me feel ten feet tall.” – Eric Clapton

38. Music is good to the melancholy, bad to those who mourn, and neither good nor bad to the deaf. – Baruch Spinoza

39. A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song. – Unknown author, Chinese saying.

40. Music is nothing else but wild sounds civilized into time and tune. – Thomas Fuller

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41. “Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy” – Ludwig van Beethoven

42. “If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.”- Charles Darwin

43. Music is the emotional life of most people. – Leonard Cohen

44. “We are the music-makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” – Arthur O’Shaughnessy

45. “Music should be your escape.” – Missy Elliot

46. “Jazz is not just music, it’s a way of life, it’s a way of being, a way of thinking.” – Nina Simone

47. “Those who wish to sing always find a song.” – Unknown

48. “Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.” – Billy Joel

49. “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

50. “How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?” — Jane Swan

What’s your favorite quote?

As you can see, there are a lot of beautiful and inspirational quotes and sayings on love and life. Which one is your favorite? Or maybe you know quotes that are not on my list? Let me know in the comments below. I will be really happy to add more amazing quotes in here! What’s more, if you’re looking for more artistic inspiration, check out this collection of best guitarist drawings.