Top 100 Famous Music Quotes – 2024


Music is probably one of mankind’s greatest inventions. It can affect you in many ways. Whether you are sad or happy, music can have an effect on you. Some people can’t imagine their life without music. Actually to many of us, music is a central element of life. It’s like a soundtrack to your life, it follows you wherever you go.
The secret of music is in its ability to quickly elicit a variety of emotions. There are many people who associate a song with a particular moment in their life. It often feels like one particular song has captured all the wonderful moments that you’ve experienced during an intense time in your life. 
Because music is such an important aspect of life, we compiled some of the greatest quotes about it. In this list, you find motivational, happy, melancholic and inspiring quotes about mankind’s greatest invention, music.

  • “Where words leave off, music begins.” – Heinrich Heine 
  • “Without music, life would be a mistake” ― Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “Music is to the soul what words are to the mind.” – Modest Mouse
  • “Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.” ―  Ludwig van Beethoven
  • “I can chase you, and I can catch you, but there is nothing I can do to make you mine.” ― Morrissey
  • “A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.”-Leopold Stokowski 
  • “Without music, life would be a blank to me.” – Jane Austen 
  • “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.” ― Plato
  • “I think wherever you go, when people hear good music, they will react to it.” – Wiz Khalifa 
  • “How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?” ― Jane Swan
  • “It’s almost charity work, what people have done, turning other people on to my music.” – John Mayer 
  • “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 Einstein
  • “Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.” ― Keith Richards
  • “Music is the tool to express life – and all that makes a difference.” – Herbie Hancock
  • “I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” ― Billy Joel
  • “I wanted to prove the sustaining power of music.” – David Bowie 
  • “The only truth is music.” ― Jack Kerouac

    “Music became a healer for me. And I learned to listen with all my being. I found that it could wipe away all the emotions of fear and confusion relating to my family.” – Eric Clapton 

  • “I’ve always felt music is the only way to give an instantaneous moment the feel of slow motion. To romanticise it and glorify it and give it a soundtrack and a rhythm.” – Taylor Swift 
  • “Music is the shorthand of emotion.” ― Leo Tolstoy
  • “If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.” ― William Shakespeare
  • “Music is love in search of a word.” – Sidney Lanier 
  • “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” ― Maya Angelou
  • “My music will go on forever. Maybe it’s a fool say that, but when me know facts me can say facts. My music will go on forever.” – Bob Marley 
  • “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” ― Aldous Huxley
  • “Music is a very big participant in everything I do, from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed.” – Zoe Saldana
  • “The most exciting rhythms seem unexpected and complex, the most beautiful melodies simple and inevitable.” ― W.H. Auden
  • “Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.” – Leonard Bernstein 

“Where words fail, music speaks.” ― Hans Christian Andersen


“I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.” – Adele 

  • “Music is really driving my whole life.” – Ariana Grande 
  • “Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” ― Victor Hugo
  • “Music is all about training in harmony, training to understand and use musical energy for our greater pleasure by attuning to the natural laws of the universe.” – Jane Siberry 
  • “We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.” ― Arthur O’Shaughnessy
  • “Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.” – Alphonse de Lamartine 
  • 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 
  • “Old music is the same as new music – it’s just a different way of delivering it.” – Jeff Lynne 
  • “Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ― Confucius
  • “Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism.” – Eminem 
  • “Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy” ― Ludwig van Beethoven
  • “Music is the emotional life of most people.” – Leonard Cohen 
  • “A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.” ― Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  • “Music’s always been really cathartic. It’s the best drug for me to get away from the everyday pressures just for a second via a good song.” – Ville Valo

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

  • “The cool thing about music is no one can take music away from you, writing wise.” – Darren Criss 
  • “Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician.” ― Kurt Vonnegut
  • “Music is the art of the prophets and the gift of God.” – Martin Luther 
  • “A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” ― Leopold Stokowski
  • “Music has a poetry of its own, and that poetry is called melody.” – Joshua Logan 
  • “Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.” ― Leonard Bernstein
  • “Without music, life is a journey through a desert.” – Pat Conroy 
  • “I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.” ― Tom Waits
  • “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 
  • “Who hears music, feels his solitude
    Peopled at once.” ― Robert Browning

“Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.” – Macklemore


“If being an egomaniac means I believe in what I do and in my art or music, then in that respect you can call me that… I believe in what I do, and I’ll say it.” ― John Lennon

  • “That’s why people listen to music or look at paintings. To get in touch with that wholeness.” – Corita Kent 
  • “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
  • “That’s the amazing thing about music: there’s a song for every emotion. Can you imagine a world with no music? It would suck.” – Harry Styles 
  • “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
  • “My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.” – Bob Marley 
  • “Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.” ― Alphonse de Lamartine
  • “The world’s most famous and popular language is music.” – Psy 
  • “Beethoven tells you what it’s like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it’s like to be human. Bach tells you what it’s like to be the universe.” ― Douglas Adams
  • “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.” – Stephen Marley
  • “Music makes one feel so romantic – at least it always gets on one’s nerves – which is the same thing nowadays.”― Oscar Wilde
  • “The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.” – Roy Ayers 
  • “Music is the strongest form of magic.” ― Marilyn Manson
  • “Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.” – E. Y. Harburg 
  • “Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.” ― Robert Fripp
  • “Tell me what you listen to, and I’ll tell you who you are.” – Tiffanie DeBartolo 
  • “Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.” ― Kahlil Gibran
  • “Music is the only thing I’ve ever known that doesn’t have any rules at all.” – Josh Homme
  • “Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.” ― Lao Tzu
  • “Music is a safe kind of high.” – Jimi Hendrix
  • “Music is an outburst of the soul.” ― Frederick Delius
  • “Music is a whole oasis in my head. The creation process is so personal and fulfilling.” – River Phoenix
  • “My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.” ― Edith Sitwell
  • “Love is friendship set to music.” – Jackson Pollock
  • “Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.” ― Sarah Dessen

    “I need music. It’s like my heartbeat, so to speak. It keeps me going no matter what’s going on – bad games, press, whatever!” – LeBron James

  • “Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.” – Lou Rawls
  • “Music is my higher power” ― Oliver James
  • “Music is something that should speak for itself, straight from the heart. It took me a long time to understand that.” – Damon Albarn
  • “My music, I hope, takes 100% of your concentration. I know how to do that.” – Trent Reznor
  • “It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted.” ― George Eliot
  • “Good music is good music.” – Gretchen Wilson
  • “Tell me what you listen to, and I’ll tell you who you are.” ― Tiffanie DeBartolo
  • “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
  • “Most things in music go full circle eventually.” – Simon Cowell
  • “Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.” ― Johann Sebastian Bach
  • “Music is for every single person that walks the planet.” – Robert Plant

“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


“Music is a thing that changes people’s lives. It has the capacity to make young people’s lives better.” – Noel Gallagher

“It’s like if the music is loud enough I won’t be able to listen to my own thoughts.” – Nic Sheff

  • “If Music is a Place — then Jazz is the City, Folk is the Wilderness, Rock is the Road, Classical is a Temple.” ― Vera Nazarian
  • “Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.” – Christian Nestell Bovee
  • “Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.” ― Haruki Murakami
  • “Music is feeling. You can try to verbalize it. It really just hits you or it doesn’t.” – Gene Simmons
  • “Music is what tell us that the human race is greater than we realize.” ― Napoléon Bonaparte
  • “Music is intended and designed for sentient beings that have hopes and purposes and emotions.” – Jacques Barzun
  • “Music drives you. It wakes you up, it gets you pumping. And, at the end of the day, the correct tune will chill you down.” – Dimebag Darrell