The Best Song quotes

What’s more motivating than some inspiring song lyrics to help get your day started? We’ve compiled a list of our favorite motivational song quotes to help get you inspired and moving. From Jay-Z to Elvis Presley, these artists know just how to motivate us with their words. Whether you’re gearing up for a big meeting or just trying to get out of bed on a Monday morning, these song quotes are sure to give you the boost you need.


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The best song quotes

1. In Genesis we saw ourselves as song–writers. After Peter Gabriel left I was the first to say: ‘It’s OK–we can just do instrumentals.’ — Phil Collins

2. Writing songs and looking for ideas is like blinking my eyes. It’s an involuntary muscle. I do it without thought. — Toby Keith

3. As part of Depeche Mode, I don’t think it’s right for me to be using my own songs for a solo project. I’m not a very prolific songwriter, so I keep those for Depeche Mode. — Martin Gore

4. I grew up poor, but I didn’t really know it because of amazing places like the Salvation Army where we got a lot of our Christmas presents from. — Trey Songz

5. The words of Mercury are harsh after the songs of Apollo. — William Shakespeare

6. I always thought songs are movies for the ears and films are like songs for the eyes. — Tom Waits

7. You’re a song, a wished–for song. — Rumi

8. If you dissect a bird / to diagram the tongue, / you’ll cut the chord / articulating song. — Sylvia Plath

9. Yeah, I mean, most people want to escape. Get out of their heads. Out of their lives. Stories are the easiest way to do that. — Victoria Schwab, This Savage Song

10. Do you know out of what the German Empire arose? Out of dreams, songs, fantasies and black–red–gold ribbons? Bismarck merely shook the tree that fantasies had planted. — Theodor Herzl

11. I’m not trying to be cosmic, it’s just that everything’s on a roll and that’s how it is. The songs within the album discuss that very condition. — Robert Plant

12. I remember seeing the song in some diners on the selection gadget that plays records at the table while you were eating. We were never told if the songs ever got on any charts. — Phil Harris

13. ‘do you have a personal mantra? Mine comes from a childhood song. ”Wherever I go the grass grows greener.’ — Richie Norton

14. My first gig, I was about 17 or 18. But I’d been singing a long time. I got a guitar when I was 8, and started trying to write songs as a teenager. — Toby Keith

15. I’m a great songwriter, but I’m not the most talented musician. — Noel Gallagher

16. Everybody loves a good Christmas song if you do it right. — Sabrina Carpenter

17. I love hearing the same songs over and over again–as long as queens challenge themselves to come up with new ways of performing them. — Sasha Velour

18. I think songwriting is the ultimate form of being able to make anything that happens in your life productive. — Taylor Swift

19. If you listen to a language for 15 minutes, you know the rhythm and song. — Sid Caesar

20. A good song should give you a lot of images; you should be able to make your own little movie in your head to a good song. — Tom Petty

21. Grace will meet you in the valley, and her song will carry you home on the wind to another sky filled with ethereal beauty unfolding and love everlasting. — Shannon L. Alder

22. I think people are sick and tired of all the abuse songs, and drug addiction, we want to bring to world a big fat smile. — Steve Brown

23. I lost my virginity to a pumpkin when I was 23. Back then I was convinced I was actually a Vegetable, hell, that’s what the song is about. — Thom Yorke

24. What is the voice of song when the world lacks the ear of taste? — Nathaniel Hawthorne

25. The first song I sent over was Up All Night. People say that sounds like Angels on a Blink record. Well, no–that’s just me! — Tom Delonge

26. Singing songs that represent everything I am is just the best feeling in the world. — Selena Gomez

27. I’ve always been the high harmony singer. It’s never my job to know the verses! But I know the chorus of every song ever made. — Vince Gill

28. I think songwriting is the ultimate form of being able to make anything that happens in your life productive. — Taylor Swift

29. So we used to look for funny songs, and learn them and play them. And we used to play them in pubs. — Neil Innes

30. I love to write honest songs that name real people, then get up onstage and live out those emotions in front of 15, 000 people. — Taylor Swift

31. One of the great things about songwrighting — it’s not an intellectual experience

32. I will never hurt you.I will always help you.If you are hungryIll give you my food.If you are frightenedI am your friend.I love you now.And love does not end. — Orson Scott Card, Songmaster

33. I had this talent for these stupid little teenage songs. — Paul Anka

34. I’m a songwriter; it’s in my nature to express things openly. — Matt Bellamy

35. I wasn’t put on this earth to amass money or personal wealth. I was put on this earth to play guitar and write songs. — Noel Gallagher

36. 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

37. If I was writing songs just for me I’d only play them in my living room, alone. — Tori Amos

38. He knew he would always remember her, standing there with that expectant, forward–looking smile, enough to turn the future into summer. — Willa Cather, The Song of the Lark

39. If I sing along a little fucking louder to a happy song I’ll be alright. — Oli Sykes

40. You have to focus hard on recording songs that you believe in. — Trisha Yearwood

41. Some songs are never just ordinary songs, they become the memories you collect in your life. — Seekerohan

42. Every single one of the guys that I’ve written songs about has been tracked down on MySpace by my fans. — Taylor Swift

43. I’m always writing songs, and I’ve got a bunch that I want to record. — Paul Mccartney

44. Songwriting is a very frustrating art form. You have to get on tape exactly what’s playing inside your head — Michael Jackson

45. He wondered what she would taste of–fantasized about how gunpowder and scorched earth would weigh on his tongue. — Vanessa Gravenstein, war/SONG

46. Happy songs are very difficult to write. How many truly great upbeat songs are there? — Natalie Imbruglia

47. Thanks to the greatest invention of recent years, the MP3–playing alarm clock, I can now choose the song that wakes me up in the morning. — Rob Sheffield

48. A song should have all the color and beauty of every rose. — Quincy Jones

49. I’ve got CDs in my car, listening all the time for that next song, because everybody’s looking. — Reba McEntire

50. Producers like to record all the drums first, then they do the bass, then all the guitars, so you’re constantly moving from one song to another. — Noel Gallagher


We hope you’ve enjoyed reading through these incredible and inspiring quotes about songs. Whether you’re a musician, an avid listener of music, or just someone who loves a good tune, music is an integral part of everyone’s life. Take these quotes to heart, and remember that your favorite song can always bring you joy, comfort, and hope.

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