Music in Words: Quotes That Celebrate Sound and Harmony

Discover the magic of music through quotes that celebrate its power to heal, inspire, and uplift our souls.

Image of Paul Hindemith
People who make music together cannot be enemies, at least while the music lasts.
- Paul Hindemith
Collection: Music
Image of Aaron Copland
So long as the human spirit thrives on this planet, music in some living form will accompany and sustain it and give it expressive meaning.
- Aaron Copland
Collection: Music
Image of Ella Henderson
As long as it's making you happy and you're enjoying it, then you should never stop writing music. Whether it's going to take you somewhere, viewed by other people, or it's literally you in a bedroom at home, it should be something that you do for yourself.
- Ella Henderson
Collection: Music
Image of Mary Kay Ash
Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try.
- Mary Kay Ash
Collection: Music
Image of Prince
The music industry is a matrix that is counter to what is natural and right.
- Prince
Collection: Music
Image of James Baldwin
It is only in his music, which Americans are able to admire because a protective sentimentality limits their understanding of it, that the Negro in America has been able to tell his story.
- James Baldwin
Collection: Music
Image of Pope John Paul II
I have a sweet tooth for song and music. This is my Polish sin.
- Pope John Paul II
Collection: Music
Image of Rita Marley
As Bob Marley says, 'We must carry on.' So he has left us a legacy of music to carry on for generations and generations into generations.
- Rita Marley
Collection: Music
Image of Jack White
I consider music to be storytelling, melody and rhythm. A lot of hip-hop has broken music down. There are no instruments and no songwriting. So you're left with just storytelling and rhythm. And the storytelling can be so braggadocious, you're just left with rhythm.
- Jack White
Collection: Music
Image of Ice Cube
I love music. It's freedom, a way to deal with pent-up frustration.
- Ice Cube
Collection: Music
Image of Oscar Wilde
If one plays good music, people don't listen and if one plays bad music people don't talk.
- Oscar Wilde
Collection: Music
Image of Snoop Dogg
My liberty is about living. It's about spreading more love. Even though I was always a peaceful, loving individual, my music sometimes didn't reflect that. But now it's different. My music is reflecting the way I feel.
- Snoop Dogg
Collection: Music
Image of Rob Halford
It's a very empowering kind of music, heavy metal is.
- Rob Halford
Collection: Music
Image of Henry Ward Beecher
Of all the music that reached farthest into heaven, it is the beating of a loving heart.
- Henry Ward Beecher
Collection: Music
Image of Marcel Marceau
Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music.
- Marcel Marceau
Collection: Music
Image of Andra Day
Soul music is true to its name. It's music that connects to your soul, your spirit. When music resonates with people's spirit like that, when people can emotionally connect with something or it helps to heal them, transform them, that never goes out of style. People will always need something to relate to.
- Andra Day
Collection: Music
Image of Andrew Denton
If Antarctica were music it would be Mozart. Art, and it would be Michelangelo. Literature, and it would be Shakespeare. And yet it is something even greater; the only place on earth that is still as it should be. May we never tame it.
- Andrew Denton
Collection: Music
Image of Alexandre Desplat
My training in music has been very eclectic - as first a flute player from classical chamber music to jazz, Greek, Brazilian and African music to contemporary concert music.
- Alexandre Desplat
Collection: Music
Image of Enrique Iglesias
I know it sounds corny, but when you follow your dreams, it happens. And if it's music, take it seriously.
- Enrique Iglesias
Collection: Music
Image of Charles Kennedy
Music and politics are in essence about communication. Without over-stretching the analogy I do feel a sense of rhythm is important in getting your message across.
- Charles Kennedy
Collection: Music
Image of Vikramaditya Motwane
You can be technically strong, and focus all your efforts on elements like casting, music, cinematography and sets, but they are all just add ons. End of the day, filmmaking is really about how well you tell a story.
- Vikramaditya Motwane
Collection: Music
Image of Joseph Addison
Music, the greatest good that mortals know and all of heaven we have hear below.
- Joseph Addison
Collection: Music
Image of Marvin Gaye
I hope to refine music, study it, try to find some area that I can unlock. I don't quite know how to explain it but it's there. These can't be the only notes in the world, there's got to be other notes some place, in some dimension, between the cracks on the piano keys.
- Marvin Gaye
Collection: Music
Image of Jay-Z
I try to make music with emotion and integrity. And authenticity. You can feel when something's authentic, and you can feel when it's not: you know when someone's trying to make the club record, or trying to make the girl record, or trying to make the thug record. It's none of that. It's just my emotions.
- Jay-Z
Collection: Music
For me, sampling is a high art. Most people don't see it that way, but it's a beautiful thing. I wouldn't know anything about music if it wasn't for samples.
Collection: Music
Image of Tupac Shakur
Dre was one of my heros in the music industry. If he's not down for his homeboys, I don't wanna be a part of him or around him.
- Tupac Shakur
Collection: Music
Image of Lapo Elkann
I like listening to music and driving. How do you say... It's the only way I can 'chillax.'
- Lapo Elkann
Collection: Music
Image of Pope Francis
Together with a culture of work, there must be a culture of leisure as gratification. To put it another way: people who work must take the time to relax, to be with their families, to enjoy themselves, read, listen to music, play a sport.
- Pope Francis
Collection: Music
Image of Sting
Yoga is almost like music in a way; there's no end to it.
- Sting
Collection: Music
Image of Damon Albarn
Music is something that should speak for itself, straight from the heart. It took me a long time to understand that.
- Damon Albarn
Collection: Music
Image of Joel Madden
Music is supposed to be an escape. It's supposed to be somewhere you go, where you can be yourself, or be whatever you want to be.
- Joel Madden
Collection: Music
Image of Glenn Beck
Music is the language of the heart, and conservatives always screw it up.
- Glenn Beck
Collection: Music
Image of Anthony Bourdain
The Italians and Spanish, the Chinese and Vietnamese see food as part of a larger, more essential and pleasurable part of daily life. Not as an experience to be collected or bragged about - or as a ritual like filling up a car - but as something else that gives pleasure, like sex or music, or a good nap in the afternoon.
- Anthony Bourdain
Collection: Music
Image of Gucci Mane
I'm not a fan of anybody music who I feel like a sucka. I don't listen to you. They play you in the club, you can have the #1 jam, but if I know your character, how can I listen to your music?
- Gucci Mane
Collection: Music
Image of Garth Brooks
True country music is honesty, sincerity, and real life to the hilt.
- Garth Brooks
Collection: Music
Image of Kali Uchis
Music is your way to change the frequencies of everything around you and move your own body, move your whole environment.
- Kali Uchis
Collection: Music
Image of Serj Tankian
With rock music, the amount of power that you can generate, the intensity behind the intentions of your lyrics that you can really reflect through rock music - you can't do that in jazz. You can't do that with classical.
- Serj Tankian
Collection: Music
Image of Carlos Santana
First of all, the music that people call Latin or Spanish is really African. So Black people need to get the credit for that.
- Carlos Santana
Collection: Music
Image of Claudio Monteverdi
The end of all good music is to affect the soul.
- Claudio Monteverdi
Collection: Music
Image of William Wordsworth
For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.
- William Wordsworth
Collection: Music
Image of Quincy Jones
I lost my mother when I was 7 and they put her in a mental hospital. My brother and I watched her being taken away in a strait jacket. That's something you never forget. And my stepmother was like in the movie 'Precious.' I couldn't handle it. So I said to myself, 'I don't have a mother. I don't need one. I'm going to let music be my mother.'
- Quincy Jones
Collection: Music
Image of Jason Mraz
Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.
- Jason Mraz
Collection: Music
Image of Edith Sitwell
My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.
- Edith Sitwell
Collection: Music
Image of Romeo Santos
My dad is Dominican, my mother's Puerto Rican, and I got into bachata at the age of 10 or 11. When I started listening, it had a reputation for being music for hick people. I thought that had to be changed. I was born and raised in the Bronx, and I knew you make something cool if you're cool.
- Romeo Santos
Collection: Music
Image of George Strait
I'm a country singer. I love all kinds of music, but country is where my loyalty lies. That's just me and what I do, and I'm not going to change it.
- George Strait
Collection: Music
Image of Taylor Swift
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
Collection: Music
Image of Stjepan Hauser
Great music is great music. It doesn't matter what genre it belongs.
- Stjepan Hauser
Collection: Music
Image of Frederick Delius
Music is an outburst of the soul.
- Frederick Delius
Collection: Music
Image of Bruce Springsteen
The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.
- Bruce Springsteen
Collection: Music
Image of Playboi Carti
I'm an OG. I was an OG when I was 16. I was an OG when I made the decision I don't want to go to school anymore and start skipping to make music.
- Playboi Carti
Collection: Music