The Best Music quotes

Everyone has heard at least one song in their lifetime. It could be a catchy pop tune on the radio, or a classic rock ballad from your parents’ generation. Songs speak to us in ways that no other form of communication can. They can make us happy, sad, nostalgic, and inspired. In this blog post, we’ll share some of our favorite music quotes with you.


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The best music quotes

1. Music was the first thing I did where I was naturally talented. — Miranda Lambert

2. Music is more difficult–try naming a political band. The Dead Kennedys. The Dead Kennedys are political, but they are more funny than they are political. — Thom Yorke

3. I don’t listen to music before a race–my coach doesn’t like it, he thinks I might lose my focus and concentration. — Usain Bolt

4. Metal is still the biggest music now in America. — Sebastian Bach

5. The subscription model of buying music is bankrupt. I think you could make available the Second Coming in a subscription model and it might not be successful. — Steve Jobs

6. Jazz speaks for life. This is triumphant music. — Martin Luther King

7. The poet is the supreme artist, for he is the master of colour and of form, and the real musician besides, and is lord over all life and all arts. — Oscar Wilde

8. I’ve never intended to be controversial, but it’s very easy to be controversial in pop music because nobody ever is. — Steven Patrick Morrissey

9. Music is the center of my life. — Nina Simone

10. Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream–they go together. — Nikki Giovanni

11. Music is how you feel. — Young Jeezy

12. Culture changes, fashions change, customs change. Great music is immortal. — Michael Jackson

13. I think too many people look at the arts with a religious outlook. Arts, music, singing and performing, it’s all make–believe. — Vince Vaughn

14. I’ve always loved to prove people wrong. I want to be able to cross color lines, because in music, there really is no barrier. — Pink

15. Do you ever wonder why music brings a soul to surface? What makes beauty work as well as pain? — Victoria Schwab, Our Dark Duet

16. Great classic music that I’ve been turned on to has not only inspired and influenced me, but it has had an effect on my songwriting. — Scott Weiland

17. Music is the most abstract of the arts; dance, the most concrete. — Marty Rubin

18. Music can lift us out of depression or move us to tears–it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. — Oliver Sacks

19. Television made a lot of difference in country music. It’s progress. I believe in progress. — Roy Acuff

20. For me, music makes my smile brighter during my workouts. It adds that extra something that motivates me to go further or work harder! — Summer Sanders

21. For me making music is part social, part interaction, part collaboration. — Norah Jones

22. Music is another way of thinking, or maybe thinking is another kind of music. — Ursula K. Le Guin

23. For guitar players especially, blues is the foundation of rock and roll. You take country music and rock and roll and jazz and you mix it together, and that’s my basic makeup. — Steve Miller

24. Rhythm and blues used to be called race music. … This music was going on for years, but nobody paid any attention to it. — Ray Charles

25. As a developing musician, skiffle became a platform for me to start playing music. — Van Morrison

26. Music makes one feel so romantic–at least it always gets on one’s nerves–which is the same thing nowadays. — Oscar Wilde

27. Violence is a form of cinematic entertainment. Asking me about violence is like going up to Vincente Minnelli and asking him to justify his musical sequences. — Quentin Tarantino

28. Country music isn’t a guitar, it isn’t a banjo, it isn’t a melody, it isn’t a lyric. It’s a feeling. — Waylon Jennings

29. As for the music business itself, the key things have not changed that much. It operates like any business and money still keeps things moving. — Tom Jones

30. So musical a discord, such sweet thunder. — William Shakespeare

31. The whole world is charged with the glory of God and I feel fire and music under my feet. — Thomas Merton

32. It is my soul that calls upon my name; How silver–sweet sound lovers’ tongues by night, like softest music to attending ears!–Romeo — William Shakespeare

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

34. I was into jazz even when I was a kid. My parents would play Ella Fitzgerald, George Shearing, and Dixieland music. I loved The Monkees, The Beatles, The Eagles, and America. — Page Hamilton

35. After all, in today’s music scene every band seems to steal from other bands. — Maynard James Keenan

36. Those people out there like good music. They don’t stop and ask themselves, ‘Is it country or rock and roll?’ If they like it, they will tell you. — Willie Nelson

37. The great leaders of business, industry and finance, and the great artists, poets, musicians and writers all became great because they developed the power of self–motivation . — Napoleon Hill

38. Music is the melody that longs to be heard by someone who can appreciate it. — Suzette Vearnon

39. Music is like my security blanket. — Yoko Ono

40. If you took music out of my life, I don’t know what I’d do. It’s the one thing that I have a real passion for. — Martin Gore

41. Each day for me is a musical note that I use to compose the symphony of my life. — Paulo Coelho

42. In music, in the sea, in a flower, in a leaf, in an act of kindness… I see what people call God in all these things. — Pablo Casals

43. I am sad, like the hot dust on the streetsAnd the music of fresh fallen leavesCaught in a sliding summer breeze. — Scott Hastie

44. Jazz is a very democratic musical form. It comes out of a communal experience. We take our respective instruments and collectively create a thing of beauty. — Max Roach

45. Every day that is born into the world comes like a burst of music and rings the whole day through, and you make of it a dance, a dirge, or a life march, as you will. — Thomas Carlyle

46. Cudi should be a top tier artist… I think he fathered a lot of the style of music. He’s a good influence and a good help. — Travis Scott

47. When the truth is that there would be no great Western music, and certainly no decent choral repertoire, without the Catholic faith. — Richard Morris

48. Even today, skiffle is a defining part of my music. If I get the opportunity to just have a jam, skiffle is what I love to play. — Van Morrison

49. Time to the face the music, — J.R. Ward, Crave

50. Since music has never had a Rembrandt, we have remained nothing more than musicians. — Morton Feldman


We hope these quotes about music have inspired you to appreciate its beauty and power. Music is an amazing form of art and expression that has the power to lift our spirits, inspire us, and bring us together. The next time you hear a song that resonates with you, take a moment to appreciate its power and beauty. Thanks for reading!

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