Great Music Quotes

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.
Aldous Huxley

All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it.
Jean Cocteau

I don’t care much about music. What I like is sounds.
Dizzy Gillespie

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

If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music.
Gustav Mahler

If music be the food of love, play on.
William Shakespeare

If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music.
Thomas Carlyle

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

Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.
Jimi Hendrix

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

Music happens to be an art form that transcends language.
Herbie Hancock

Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.
William Congreve

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
Lao Tzu

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.
Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.
Plato

Music is a performance and needs the audience.
Michael Tippett

Music is love in search of a word.
Sidney Lanier

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
Jean Paul

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Music is my religion.
Jimi Hendrix

Music is something that always lifts my spirits and makes me happy, and when I make music I always hope it will have the same effect on whoever listens to it.
Aaron Carter

Music is the best means we have of digesting time.
W. H. Auden

Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.
Christian Nestell Bovee

Music is the shorthand of emotion.
Leo Tolstoy

Music is the soul of language.
Max Heindel

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Maya Angelou

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.
Berthold Auerbach

Music’s staying power is a function of how timeless the lyrics, song and production are.
Gary Wright

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1 Comment

  1. March 19, 2012 at 1:45 am

    curse me out in free verse, wind me up and reverse, patience is a virtue, until the silence burns you~TV on the Radio


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