43 Music Quotes on Soothing the Soul One Tune at a Time

Music is our daily pick me up. When we’re tired, unmotivated, or simply just not feeling it, it always swoops in and makes things livelier for us. From love songs to groovy tunes and rock and roll, we’ve listened to them all.

Of course, we pick the ones that we can relate to, the ones that can brighten our day. Whatever our taste in music is, it rescues us from any less than positive feelings. It’s no wonder a playlist full of our favorites can easily be considered an everyday essential.

Music is our best friend dressed in feel-good words and catchy melody, to say the least. Here are 43 music quotes that will make you hum and sing along to your favorite tunes.

43 Music Quotes

Music Quotes

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

The only truth is music. – Jack Kerouac

Music is very spiritual, it has the power to bring people together. – Edgar Winter

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. – Bob Marley

music pain quotes

I think sometimes could I only have music on my own terms, could I live in a great city, and know where I could go whenever I wished the ablution and inundation of musical waves, that were a bath and a medicine. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die. – Paul Simon

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 law quotes

Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us. – Martin Luther

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

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

music soul quotes

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

Music is a second language to my heart. – Mara Arps

Without music, life would be a mistake. – Friedrich Nietzsche

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

music silent quotes

Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul. – Johann Sebastian Bach

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife. – Khalil Gibran

I love music. For me, music is a morning coffee. It’s good medicine. It’s pure magic. A good song is like a good meal – I just want to inhale it and then share a bite with someone else. – Hoda Kotb

Life, he realize, was much like a song. In the beginning, there is a mystery, in the end, there is confirmation, but it’s in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile. – Nicholas Sparks

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me-like food or water. – Ray Charles

Where words fail, music speaks. – Hans Christian Andersen

music words quotes

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of a woman. -Ludwig van Beethoven

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. – Martin Luther

There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is. – William P. Merrill

music prayer quotes

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. – Ludwig van Beethoven

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

There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we’d all love one another. – Frank Zappa

music songs quotes

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

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body. – Oliver Wendell Holmes

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

music healing quotes

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

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

Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words. – Robert G. Ingersoll

music feelings quotes

Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart. – Pablo Casals

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

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

You know what music is? God’s little reminder that there’s something else besides us in this universe, a harmonic connection between all living beings, everywhere, even the stars. – Robin Williams

music reminder quotes

Music is the strongest form of magic. – Marilyn Manson

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

Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy. – Ludwig van Beethoven

music wisdom quotes

Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common. – Sarah Dessen, “Just Listen”

Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence. – Robert Fripp

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, “Twelfth Night”

It was the moment I realized what music can do to people, how it can make you hurt and feel so good all at once. – Nina LaCour, “Hold Still”

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