Quotes About Music And Song

Henry David Thoreau quote: If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured, or far away. - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

These quotes about music and song are all inspirational, positive words of wisdom.

Music is a vibrational energy that has an instant affect on our emotions – relaxing music chills, upbeat music boosts energy, melancholy music saps energy. Adding lyrics gives the music more power, either adding to the positive or negative vibes.

Children are especially susceptible to the energy of music. Several years ago, one of my daughters noticed that her seven year old would cry whenever a slower, ‘sad’ song was played. Once she realised what was causing her daughters distress, she made sure that only uplifting music was played around her, it was several months before this strong effect calmed down, but it had made the family aware of the power of music.

There is also a page of Music Sayings from unknown sources.

Quotes about music & song are listed alphabetically on authors surname

A Quotes About Music And Song

I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.
Adele 1988

I just want to make music, I don’t want people to talk about me. All I’ve ever wanted to do was sing.
Adele 1988

It’s amazing the way that music brings people together.
Adele 1988

He who sings prays twice.
St Augustine 354 – 430

B Quotes About Music And Song

Good music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and quits the memory with difficulty.
Thomas Beecham 1879 – 1961

Of all the music that reached farthest into Heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
Henry Ward Beecher 1813 – 1887

Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the Divine.
Ludwig van Beethoven 1770 – 1827

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. The mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. The one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge, which comprehends mankind, but which mankind cannot comprehend.
Ludwig van Beethoven 1770 – 1827

The song is ended.. But the melody lingers.
Irving Berlin 1888 – 1989

As a rock star, I have two instincts: I want to have fun and I want to change the world. I have a chance to do both.
Bono 1960

If you pour your life into songs, you want them to be heard. It’s a desire to communicate. A desire to communicate inspires song writing.
Bono 1960

Music can change the world because it can change people.
Bono 1960

Music fills in for words a lot of the time when people don’t know what to say, and I think music can be more eloquent than words.
Bono 1960

In family life, love is.. The oil that eases friction, the cement that binds closer together and the music that brings harmony.
Eva Burrows 1929

Every man’s work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself.
Samuel Butler 1835 – 1902

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule.
Samuel Butler 1835 – 1902

Like music on the waters is thy sweet voice to me.
Lord Byron 1788 – 1824

C Quotes About Music And Song

Those who dance are considered insane by those who can’t hear the music.
George Carlin 1937 – 2008

Every day that is born into the world comes with a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

If you look deep enough you will see music.. The heart of nature being everywhere music.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

Music is well said to be the speech of Angels, infact, nothing among the utterances allowed to man is felt to be so Divine, it brings us near to the infinite.
Thomas Carlyle 1795 – 1881

Art and music are two of the most powerful healing forces in the universe.
Rosanne Cash 1955

Music is a prophecy of what life is to be, the rainbow of promise translated out of seeing into hearing.
Lydia Maria Child 1802 – 1880

The whole problem can be stated quite simply by asking, ‘Is there a meaning to music?’ My answer to that would be, ‘Yes.’ And, ‘Can you state in so many words what the meaning is?’ My answer to that would be, ‘No.’
Aaron Copland 1900 – 1990

D Quotes About Music And Song

Don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.
Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990 (Matilda)

So the music is saying something to them. It is sending a message. I do not think the human beans is knowing what that message is, but they is loving it just the same.
Roald Dahl 1916 – 1990 (The BFG)

Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.
Johnny Depp 1963

Don’t die with your music still in you.
Wayne Dyer 1940 – 2015

E Quotes About Music And Song

I love music of all kinds, but there’s not greater music than the sound of my grandchildren laughing.
Sylvia Earle 1935

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. I get most joy in life out of my violin.
Albert Einstein 1879 – 1955

There is music in the air.
Edward Elgar 1857 – 1934

Music is human fuel. To feel it washing over us in person, like the voltage that frees us from the concepts of restraints or walls or time. It’s not a form of escapism, but rather, a route inward. It is primal. Inspiring. Raw. Beautiful. Music is art. We’re always electrified by the art we love.
Victoria Erickson

F Quotes About Music And Song

It will be generally admitted that Beethoven’s Fifth Symphony is the most sublime noise that has ever penetrated into the ear of man.
E. M. Forster 1879 – 1970

Unfinished Or Endless
Do not judge a biography by its length
Nor by the number of pages in it
Judge it by the richness of its contents
Sometimes those unfinished are among the most poignant

Do not judge a song by its duration
Nor by the number of its notes
Judge it by the way it touches and lifts the Soul
Sometimes those unfinished are among the most beautiful

And when something has enriched your life
And when it’s melody lingers on in your heart
Is it unfinished?
Or is it endless?

Viktor Frankl 1905 – 1997

G Quotes About Music And Song

A singer cannot delight you with his singing unless he himself delights to sing.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

And your body is the harp of your Soul, and it is yours to bring forth sweet music from it, or confused sounds.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

Art began when man glorified the sun with a hymn of gratitude.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

The flower that grows above the clouds will never wither. And the song chanted by the lips of the brides of dawn will never vanish.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

The reality of music is in that vibration that remains in the ear after the singer finishes his song and the player no longer plucks the strings.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

The secret in singing is found between the vibration in the singer’s voice and the throb in the hearer’s heart.
Kahlil Gibran 1883 – 1931

The kiss of the sun for pardon, the song of the birds for mirth, one is nearer to God’s heart in a garden, than anywhere else on Earth.
Dorothy Frances Gurney 1858 – 1932

H Quotes About Music And Song

My mom is a never-ending song in my heart of comfort, happiness and Being. I may sometimes forget the words, but I always remember the tune.
Graycie Harmon

Music is the Soul of language.
Max Heindel 1865 – 1919

The more music is incorporated into a child’s daily life, the stronger and healthier will be its body in future years.
Max Heindel 1865 – 1919

He that liveth in hope danceth without music.
George Herbert 1593 – 1633

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.
Victor Hugo 1802 – 1885

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressive is music.
Aldous Huxley 1894 – 1963

J Quotes About Music And Song

A star can never die. It just turns into a smile and melts back into the cosmic music, the dance of life.
Michael Jackson 1958 – 2009

This world we live in is the dance of the Creator. Dancers come and go in the twinkling of an eye, but the dance lives on.
Michael Jackson 1958 – 2009

To live is to be musical, starting with the blood dancing in your veins. Everything living has a rhythm. Do you feel your music?
Michael Jackson 1958 – 2009

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 1949

K Quotes About Music And Song

Music without words means leaving behind the mind. And leaving behind music is meditation, and the source of all is sound.
Kabir

Music should be healing. Music should uplift the Soul. Music should inspire.
Hazrat Inayat Khan 1882 – 1927

L Quotes About Music And Song

Music is the vernacular of the human Soul.
Geoffrey Latham

The art of life is to make another Soul vibrate with a song of joy.
Edwin Leibfreed

Love is the Soul’s exquisite vibrations. Love is the Soul at song.
Edwin Leibfreed

Music is the medicine of the mind.
John A. Logan

Music is the Universal language of mankind.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 – 1882

M Quotes About Music And Song

When a smile touches our hearts. When the forest stills us to peace. When music moves us to rapture. When we really love, laugh or dance with joy… we are at one with the Angels.
Dorothy Maclean 1920

Develop interest in life as you see it; in people, things, literature, music – the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful Souls and interesting people.
Henry Miller 1891 – 1980

Music is God’s reminder that there’s something else beside us in this Universe, a harmonic connection between all living things everywhere, even the stars.
Movie – August Rush

Be an artist of your life: make it a work of art of which you can be proud, as artist are with their paintings, sculptures, music or writings. As a matter of fact, art and writing will follow, for you will want to express and preserve your life in a durable form.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Encourage your trillions of faithful little cells through joy, happiness and confidence. Thank them, talk to them, sing to them.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

Love the road of your life. There is so much beauty to see, so much music to hear, so many flowers to smell, so many thoughts to be thought, so much love to be had, so much Divinity to be felt.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

The same way as the Hopis sing to their corn to make it grow, so should we sing to our whole being, to our body, to our eyes, to our heart, to our mind, to all our helpers of life, the trillions of little cells who work together to make us life. A mother sings to her child. She as very good reason for doing that. A couple sings and dances when falling in love. The whole world must become a Paradise and learn to sing and dance together. World cooperation must take the form of a festival, of a joyous love event.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

With our help, a day will come when all humanity will live, feel and work together as beautifully and harmoniously as when we sing and celebrate together in a cathedral, our miraculous planet Earth is a cathedral floating in the Universe.
Robert Muller 1923 – 2010

N Quotes About Music And Song

The Heavens give us each a song.
Native American

We sang songs that carried in their melodies all the sounds of nature.
Native American

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.
Friedrich Nietzsche 1844 – 1900

O Quotes About Music And Song

Laughter is the music of life.
William Osler 1849 – 1919

P Quotes About Music And Song

Master your instrument, master the music and then forget all that and just play.
Charlie Parker 1920 – 1955

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.
Charlie Parker 1920 – 1955

They teach you there’s a boundary line to music. But, man, there’s no boundary line to art.
Charlie Parker 1920 – 1955

I actually finally let the Light in and then I was able to create all these songs that were inspired by letting the Light in and doing some self-reflection and just kind of working on myself.
Katy Perry 1984

Every heart sings a song incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.
Plato 429BC – 347BC

Music has the capacity to reach the innermost reaches of the Soul, and give flight to the imagination.
Plato 429BC – 347BC

Music gives Soul to the Universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.
Plato 429BC – 347BC

God sends each person into this world with a special message to deliver, with a special song to sing, with a special act of love to bestow.
John Powell

When your feeling down, do you know you can change it.. Like that? Put on a beautiful piece of music, start singing – that will change your emotion. Or think of something beautiful, think of a baby, maybe one you love. Really keep that thought in your mind, block out everything but that thought. I guarantee you’ll start to feel good.
Bob Proctor

The music of this opera (Madame Butterfly) was dictated to me by God; I was merely instrumental in putting it on paper and communicating it to the public.
Giacomo Puccini 1858 – 1924

There is music in the spacing of the spheres.
Pythagoras 570BC – 495BC

R Quotes About Music And Song

Life is not logic. Life is not philosophy. Life is a dance, a song, a celebration. It is more like love and less like logic.
Osho Rajneesh 1931 – 1990

Magic exists. Who can doubt it, when there are rainbows and wildflowers, the music of the wind and the silence of the stars? Anyone who has loved has been touched by magic. It is such a simple and such an extraordinary part of the lives we live.
Nora Roberts 1950

We rarely hear the inward music, but we’re dancing to it nevertheless.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

When I am silent, I fall into the place where everything is music.
Jalal Uddin Rumi 1207 – 1273

S Quotes About Music And Song

The Earth has music for those who listen.
George Santayana 1863 – 1952

Music, when soft voices die
Vibrates in the memory
Odours, when sweet violets sicken
Live within the sense they quicken

Percy Bysshe Shelley 1792 – 1822

Melody is pure intuition. I don’t use any thinking brain when I do that. That’s totally in the zone.
Sia 1975

Music is feeling, then, not sound.
Wallace Stevens 1879 – 1955

Yoga introduced me to a style of meditation. The only meditation I would have done before would be in the writing of songs.
Sting 1951

Music is my shining star light, my favourite thing in the world. To get me to stop doing it for one second would be difficult.
Taylor Swift 1989

People haven’t always been there for me, but music has.
Taylor Swift 1989

T Quotes About Music And Song

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

When I hear music.. I feel no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times and to the latest.
Henry David Thoreau 1817 – 1862

Your friends are the one true note in the dissonant music of life. They are there to commiserate and console, to act as sounding boards and healing centres, but most of all, simply to be there when you need them.
Penny Thornton

If more of us valued food, cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world.
J. R. R. Tolkien 1892 – 1973

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Leo Tolstoy 1828 – 1910

Music in the Soul can be heard by the Universe.
Lao Tzu 600BC

W Quotes About Music And Song

Our mothers and grandmothers..
Moving to music not yet written.
Alice Walker 1944

The best of a book is not the thought it contains, but the thought it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.
John Greenleaf Whittier 1807 – 1892

Our lives are songs; God writes the words
And we set them to music at pleasure
And the song grows glad, or sweet or sad
As we choose to fashion the measure

Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1850 – 1919

Y Quotes About Music And Song

Sound or vibration is the most powerful force in the Universe. Music is a divine art, to be used not only for pleasure but as a path to Awakening.
Paramahansa Yogananda 1893 – 1952

Z Quotes About Music And Song

In music you’re basically having a conversation.
Hans Zimmer 1957

My father died when I was a child, and I escaped somehow into the music and music has been my best friend.
Hans Zimmer 1957

This is a musician’s life.. Everybody tells you not to do it and get a real job, when all’s said and done and we’ve built the highest high rises and we’ve built the fastest machines, there’s still gonna be room for somebody to tell you a story, or somebody to write you a piece of music, the seconds of your life are ticking away, if somebody tells you that there’s a rule… break it, that’s the only thing that moves things forward
Hans Zimmer 1957

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