43 Inspirational Music Quotes To Make You Smile

43 Inspirational Music Quotes To Make You Smile

Music speaks to all of us – invigorating, comforting, emphasizing, and validating what we are feeling, sometimes better than anyone else could do. It can express – also without words – what conversations can not, and embed itself into special moments and memories, making them last a lifetime.

No matter what the type of music you listen to, I hope you will enjoy the following quotes about one of the most powerful forms of art, I am sharing with you today

43 Inspirational Music Quotes

“It’s not the note you play that’s the wrong note – it’s the note you play afterward that makes it right or wrong.” ― Miles Davis

 

  • “Life is like a piano. White keys are happy moments and the black ones are sad moments. Both keys are played together to give us the sweet music called Life.”
    ― Suzy Kassem
  • “… and it occurred to me then and forever afterward, that films, theatre books and poems were just a fraud. It’s only music that doesn’t deceive, it doesn’t pretend to be anything else except what it is. Music.”
    ― Lars Saabye Christensen
  • “Music has the ability to express in the upbeat every brilliant aspect of existence, while on the downbeat convey the anguish that a human-being experiences when apprehending the fleeting nature of time, and the mysterious torture of living and dying. Music stands alone in its ability to communicate the symbols and phases of life, both being and nonbeing.”
    ― Kilroy J. Oldster,
  • “Music is a medicine that is self-prescribed.”
    ― Jazmin Williams
  • “The best music is that which subtly connects with your reality but mischievously transcends you into an enticing imagination.”
    ― Hrishikesh Agnihotri
  • “It’s not the note you play that’s the wrong note – it’s the note you play afterward that makes it right or wrong.”
    ― Miles Davis
  • “Make sure you date someone who always makes you want to dance, with or without music.”
    ― Christina Engela
  • “Punk is about being an individual and going against the grain and standing up and saying ‘This is who I am.”
    ― Joey Ramone


  • “Music repairs us when it breaks the silence.”
    ― Gwen Calvo
  • “Music is the shorthand of emotion.”
    ― Leo Tolstoy
  • “Music rots when it gets too far from the dance. Poetry atrophies when it gets too far from music.”
    ― Ezra Pound,
  • “Music is like a psychiatrist. You can tell your guitar things that you can’t tell people. And it will answer you with things people can’t tell you.”
    ― Paul McCartney
  • “When energy turns in—what Buddha calls paravritti, the coming back of your energy to the source—suddenly clarity is attained. Then you can see clouds a thousand miles away, and then you can hear ancient music in the pines.”
    ― Osho
  • “Music must be played, not executed.”
    ― Raphael Jerusalmy
  • “Music is the highest form of philosophy of the conscious mind.”
    ― Debasish Mridha
  • “None of it mattered, because there was music.”
    ― Erin Entrada Kelly

 

“Music is the fastest motivator in the world.” ― Amit Kalantri

  • [L]anguage cannot match the music’s subtlety and preciseness of expression.”
    ― Jenefer Robinson
  • “Music is the building block for things yet to come.”
    ― Imani Nettles
  • “Silence enhances music. What you do not play can sweeten what you do. But it is not the same with words. What you do not say can haunt you.”
    ― Mitch Albom,
  • “I’ve always thought the best songs come through us not from us…. They gave me life, they gave me an identity and I gave them my tears, my heart, and my truth.”
    ― Carole Bayer Sager
  • “You write your best lyrics when you most vulnerable”
    ― D WordSmith
  • “Music is what our soul sounds like when it sings.”
    ― Xila Toro
  • “I want to go and write music that announces to you that you can feel something. I don’t want to tell you what to feel, but I just want you to have the possibility of feeling something.”
    ― Hans Zimmer


  • “I think music has the ability to inspire people and to change hearts, and the heart has the power to change the mind, and the mind has the power to change the world.”
    ― Serj Tankian
  • “Music is the perfect reminder of our essence; the vibration of strings”
    ― Budel
  • “Music is the fastest motivator in the world.”
    ― Amit Kalantri
  • “Music embodies feeling without forcing it to contend and combine with thought, as it is forced in most arts and especially in the art of words.”
    ― Franz Liszt
  • “Rock ‘n’ roll music, in the end, is a source of religious and mystical power. Your playing can suck, your singing can be barely viable, but if when you get together with your pals in front of your audience and make the noise, the one that is drawn from the center of your being, from your godhead, from your gutter, from the universe’s infinitesimal genesis point… you’re rockin’ and you’re a rock ‘n’ roll star in every sense of the word. The punks instinctively knew this and created a third revolution out of it, but it is an essential element in the equation of every great musical unit and rock ‘n’ roll band, no matter how down-to-earth their presentation.”
    ― Bruce Springsteen

“Music shortens the distance between all people.” ― Jeffrey Fry

 

  • “Life without playing music is inconceivable for me. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music, I get most joy in life out of music.”
    ― Albert Einstein
  • “Our soul is an instrument of music if we choose to play it with love!”
    ― Sima Mittal
  • “I sing, no matter who is listening coz it is my natural way of expression.”
    ― Jeffy Thomas
  • “Music shortens the distance between all people.”
    ― Jeffrey Fry
  • “Music escapes from words: that is its purpose, and its majesty.”
    ― Julian Barnes
  • “Music is energy, emotion, expression, escapism, enlightenment. Music is so much more than just entertainment.”
    ― Rasheed Ogunlaru
  • “Music dispels misery.”
    ― Lailah Gifty Akita
  • “Without music, life would be a mistake.”
    ― Friedrich Nietzsche
  • “One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.”
    ― Bob Marley


  • “Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
    ― Victor Hugo
  • “People haven’t always been there for me but music always has.”
    ― Taylor Swift
  • “Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.”
    ― Maya Angelou
  • “After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
    ― Aldous Huxley
  • “There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music, and cats.”
    ― Albert Schweitzer
  • “Where words leave off, music begins.”
    ― Heinrich Heine

 

“Where words leave off, music begins.” ― Heinrich Heine

 

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11 Comments

  1. These are some nice music quotes. I like how Suzy related the keys of the piano to the good and bad times that occur in life. That’s what makes life beautiful. I feel that was the deepest of all the quotes.

  2. Those are beautiful. I love the first one a lot: “Life is like a piano. White keys are happy moments and the black ones are sad moments. Both keys are played together to give us the sweet music called Life.”
    ― Suzy Kassem – It makes so much sense for me. Thank you for spreading inspiration today.

  3. Music can helps us relax and make our vibration more positive. I always work better and get more creative when i have music in the background. Such a lovely post!

  4. These are all beautiful quotes about music, but the one that I liked best was the one from Kilroy J. Oldster. “Music stands alone in its ability to communicate the symbols and phases of life, both being and nonbeing.” It can never be any truer that that statement.

  5. Music is the shorthand of emotion. That signifies so much. Music definitely controls and articles feelings!

  6. LOVE this post. Liked reading all these quotes and feeling more motivated just by reading this that is for sure x

  7. “Music is medicine that’s self prescribed.” Agreed! The right music lifts my mood and spirits when I feel melancholy.

  8. These quotes are so beautiful! I love the escapism so many people have picked up on, music is where I can close my eyes, zone out and move. Just thinking about it makes me want to be in a club listening to an amazing DJ do their thing!

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