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Quotes About Music

I’ve always enjoyed quotes about music…these little jewels that show the context in which folks view music’s role in their lives. En-Joy!

“Music gives a soul to the universe,
wings to the mind,
flight to the imagination
and life to everything.”
― Plato

“The best, most beautiful, and most perfect way that we have of expressing a sweet concord of mind to each other is by music.”
― Jonathan Edwards

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

If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:
– Kurt Vonnegut

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent
― Victor Hugo

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

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

Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.
― Plato

Where words leave off, music begins.
― Heinrich Heine

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

To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.
― Aaron Copland

Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
― Leonard Bernstein

Music is the universal language of mankind.
― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.
― Tom Waits

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

Music is an outburst of the soul.
― Frederick Delius

Where words fail, music speaks.
― Hans Christian Andersen

My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.
― Martin Luther

Most people die with their music still locked up inside them.
― Benjamin Disraeli

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

Music isn’t just a pleasure, a transient satisfaction. It’s a need, a deep hunger; and when the music is right, it’s joy. Love. A foretaste of heaven. A comfort in grief. Is it too much to think that perhaps God speaks to us sometimes through music? How, then, could I be so ungrateful as to refuse the message?
― Orson Scott Card

People ask me how I make music. I tell them I just step into it. It’s like stepping into a river and joining the flow. Every moment in the river has its song.
― Michael Jackson

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

The piano keys are black and white but they sound like a million colors in your mind.
― Maria Cristina Mena

The music we listen to may not define who we are. But it’s a damn good start.
― Jodi Picoult

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