105 Music Quotes That Touch Your Heart and Soul


Has your favorite music accompanied you through all the good and bad times of life? If music plays an important role in your life, you will definitely love this collection of inspirational music quotes. And in case you want even more, be sure to have a look at the greatest quotes about music of all time.

It’s quite likely that you associate a certain type of song with all the different phases in your life. Perhaps there is a song that reminds you about the time you fell in love with your significant other and a song you listened to while being lovesick. There may be dozens of songs that bring back wonderfully joyful memories but also songs that remind you about heartbreaking moments.

“Music gives color to the air of the moment.”
Karl Lagerfeld

The reason why music is so powerful is because it shapes deep connections with our emotions. When you’re enjoying yourself and have a great time, you may subconsciously link your feelings to a song that perfectly describes how you feel. When you listen to that song some years later, it will likely elicit the very same emotions you felt back then.

Inspirational music quotes

Inspirational music quotes like this will motivate you to reach for the stars

What is wonderful about music is that there is always a song for whatever happens to you in life. There are songs that push you to your limits, songs that motivate you to keep going, and then there are songs that cheer you up when your heart has been broken.

105 Music Quotes That Touch Your Heart and Soul

It can be quite difficult to find the right words that describe all the joy but also sadness that music can make you feel. Luckily for us, some of the greatest positions, composers, and conductors sound beautifully articulate words that describe the power of music. To save you a lot of time, we have collected some of the greatest music quotes that will touch your heart and soul. Enjoy reading!

Here’s our list of inspirational music quotes


Inspirational music quote


“Every heart sings a song, incomplete, until another heart whispers back. Those who wish to sing always find a song. At the touch of a lover, everyone becomes a poet.”


Music is the moonlight quote

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


Painting music quote

“A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.”
Leopold Stokowski


Music is the literature of the heart

“Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.”
Alphonse de Lamartine


Music quote about emotions

“Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.”
Keith Richards


“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 can lift us out of depression or move us to tears – it is a remedy, a tonic, orange juice for the ear. But for many of my neurological patients, music is even more – it can provide access, even when no medication can, to movement, to speech, to life. For them, music is not a luxury, but a necessity.”
Oliver Sacks


“Music fills the infinite between two souls”
Rabindranath Tagore


“Life is like music, it must be composed by ear, feeling and instinct, not by rule.”
Samuel Butler


“He took his pain and turned it into something beautiful. Into something that people connect to. And that’s what good music does. It speaks to you. It changes you.”
Hannah Harrington


“Human speech is like a cracked kettle on which we tap crude rhythms for bears to dance to, while we long to make music that will melt the stars.”
Gustave Flaubert


“Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend.”
Ludwig van Beethoven


“Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.”
Edward Bulwer Lytton


“The patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning”


“The power of music rests in its ability to reach inside and touch the places where the deepest cuts lie. Like a benevolent god, a good song will never let you down.”
Tiffanie DeBartolo


“A star can never die. It just turns into a smile and melts back into the cosmic music, the dance of life.”
Michael Jackson


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


“Music is a proud, temperamental mistress. Give her the time and attention she deserves, and she is yours. Slight her and there will come a day when you call and she will not answer. So I began sleeping less to give her the time she needed.”
Patrick Rothfuss


“Music is liquid architecture; Architecture is frozen music.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“If conversation was the lyrics, laughter was the music, making time spent together a melody that could be replayed over and over without getting stale.”
Nicholas Sparks


“The inexpressible depth of music, so easy to understand and yet so inexplicable, is due to the fact that it reproduces all the emotions of our innermost being, but entirely without reality and remote from its pain… Music expresses only the quintessence of life and its events, never these themselves.”
Arthur Schopenhauer


“There are not more than five musical notes, yet the combinations of these five give rise to more melodies than can ever be heard.”
Sun Tzu


“Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.”
Anais Nin


“It was like a song, one of those sweet, wrenching songs that makes the hair on your arms stand up. That makes you want to throw yourself on the floor and just bawl. Or fall backward and surrender to the music utterly.”
L.J. Smith


“Music is to the soul what words are to the mind.”
Modest Mouse


“Maybe God knows that without His silences in our lives, we will never hear the melody of faith.”
Stephen James


“You have to, take a deep breath. and allow the music to flow through you. Revel in it, allow yourself to awe. When you play allow the music to break your heart with its beauty.”
Kelly White


“Life has been your art. You have set yourself to music. Your days are your sonnets.”
Oscar Wilde


“A song can take you back instantly to a moment, or a place, or even a person. No matter what else has changed in your or the world, that one song says the same, just like that moment.”
Sarah Dessen


“I bid the chords sweet music make,
And all must follow in my wake.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard
Are sweeter; therefore, ye soft pipes, play on.”
John Keats


“The music in my heart I bore long after it was heard no more.”
William Wordsworth


“Life is like a beautiful melody, only the lyrics are messed up.”
Hans Christian Andersen


“Wake up, live your life and sing the melody of your soul.”
Amit Ray


“Mankind is a melody, every being around you is a note you have to mix in the right order, in your life”
Freedom Goodbird


“Instead of singing in the shower, I would write out the lyrics of my favourite songs, the ink would turn the water blue or red or green, and the music would run down my legs.”
Jonathan Safran Foer


“When children listen to music, they don’t just listen. They melt into the melody and flow with the rhythm. Something inside starts to unfold its wings – soon the child and the music are one.”
Michael Jackson


“Poems are rough notations for the music we are.”
Mawlana Jalal-al-Din Rumi


“Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.”
Haruki Murakami


“The melody of music makes my heart merry.”
Lailah Gifty Akita


“You can’t change the music of your soul.”
Katharine Hepburn


“Once upon a time there was a silence that dreamed of becoming a song, and then I found you, and now everything is music.”
Laini Taylor


“From time to time, when a piece of music no one has ever written, a new feeling enters the world. And then, for the millionth time in the history of feeling, the heart surges and absorbs the impact.”
Nicole Krauss


“Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band. You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn’t know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about.”
Gerard Way


“Mockingbirds don’t do one thing except make music for us to enjoy.”
Harper Lee


“If death is this brilliant slide, this high, fine music felt as pure vibration, this plunging float in wind and silence, it’s not so bad.”
Jayne Anne Phillips


“The only truth is music.”
Jack Kerouac


“Music is life! It’s physical emotion – you can touch it! It’s neon ecto-energy sucked out of spirits and switched into sound waves for your ears to swallow.”
Isaac Marion


“Music is a safe kind of high.”
Jimi Hendrix


“I play until my fingers are blue and stiff from the cold, and then I keep on playing. Until I’m lost in the music. Until I am the music – notes and chords, the melody and harmony. It hurts, but it’s okay because when I’m the music, I’m not me. Not sad. Not afraid. Not desperate. Not guilty.”
Jennifer Donnelly


“Without music and dance, life is a journey through a desert.”
Pat Conroy


“From the glow of enthusiasm I let the melody escape. I pursue it. Breathless I catch up with it. It flies again; it disappears; it plunges into a chaos of diverse emotions. I catch it again; I seize it; I embrace it with delight.”
Ludwig van Beethoven


“Life is like music for its own sake. We are living in an eternal now, and when we listen to music we are not listening to the past, we are not listening to the future, we are listening to an expanded present.”
Alan Watts


“No matter who we are, no matter what our circumstances, our feelings and emotions are universal. And music has always been a great way to make people aware of that connection. It can help you open up a part of yourself and express feelings you didn’t know you were feeling. It’s risky to let that happen. But it’s a risk you have to take – because only then will you find you’re not alone.”
Josh Groban


“The earth has its music for those who will listen”
Reginald Vincent Holmes


“Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.”
Yip Harburg


“I need the sunshine and the paving stones of the streets without companions, without conversation, face to face with myself, with only the music of my heart for company.”
Henry Miller


“How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?”
Jane Swan


“I hadn’t realized that music could unlock things in you, could transport you to somewhere even the composer hadn’t predicted. It left an imprint in the air around you, as if you carried its remnants with you when you went.”
Jojo Moyes


“Let God have you, and let God love you – and don’t be surprised if your heart begins to hear music you’ve never heard and your feet learn to dance as never before.”
Max Lucado


“Sentimental music has this great way of taking you back somewhere at the same time that it takes you forward, so you feel nostagic and hopeful all at the same time.”
Nick Hornby


“If you ask me, music is the language of memory.”
Jodi Picoult


“Why not just live in the moment, especially if it has a good beat?”
Goldie Hawn


“If you develop an ear for sounds that are musical it is like developing an ego. You begin to refuse sounds that are not musical and that way cut yourself off from a good deal of experience.”
John Cage


“The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats.”
Albert Einstein


“When I am… completely myself, entirely alone… or during the night when I cannot sleep, it is on such occasions that my ideas flow best and most abundantly. Whence and how these ideas come I know not nor can I force them.”
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


“Life isn’t a music player where you choose whats being played, it is a radio where you have to enjoy whats being played.”
Zayn Malik


“It’s like if the music is loud enough I won’t be able to listen to my own thoughts. „
Nic Sheff


“I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.”
Igor Stravinsky


“To him the stars seemed like so many musical notes affixed to the sky, just waiting for somebody to unfasten them.”
Joaquim Maria Machado de Assis


“And don’t worry about the bits you can’t understand. Sit back and allow the words to wash around you, like music.”
Roald Dahl


“Only sick music makes money today.”
Friedrich Nietzsche


“Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.”
Ludwig van Beethoven


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


“One writes music because winter is eternal and because, if one didn’t, the wolves and blizzards would be at one’s throat all the sooner.”
David Mitchell


“Music is the shorthand of emotion”
Leo Tolstoy


“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.”
Frank Zappa


“It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted.”
George Eliot


“In memory, everything seems to happen to music.”
Tennessee Williams


“Music is what I breathe, what I love to do. It keeps me alive.”
Miley Cyrus


“I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet.”
Ludwig van Beethoven


“Music makes the people come together, it makes the bourgeois and the rebel.”
Ellen DeGeneres


“There is nothing more notable in Socrates than that he found time, when he was an old man, to learn music and dancing, and thought it time well spent.”
Michel de Montaigne


“No matter what these people say about me, my music doesn’t glorify any image. My music is spiritual when you listen to it. It’s all about emotion, I tell my innermost, darkest secrets.”
Tupac Shakur


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


“Love of music, of sunsets and sea; a liking for the same kind of people; political opinions that are not radically divergent; a similar stance as we look at the stars and think of the marvelous strangeness of the universe – these are what build a marriage. And it is never to be taken for granted.”
Madeleine L’Engle


“The body is an instrument which only gives off music when it is used as a body. Always an orchestra, and just as music traverses walls, so sensuality traverses the body and reaches up to ecstasy.”
Anais Nin


“If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music he hears, however measured or far away.”
Henry David Thoreau


“It was sad music. But it waved its sadness like a battle flag. It said the universe had done all it could, but you were still alive.”
Terry Pratchett


“In the end we shall have had enough of cynicism, skepticism and humbug, and we shall want to live more musically.”
Vincent Van Gogh


“If I knew I was going to die at a specific moment in the future, it would be nice to be able to control what song I was listening to.”
Chuck Klosterman


“You are the music while the music lasts.”
T.S. Eliot


“Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.”
Steve Martin


“It occurred to me by intuition, and music was the driving force behind that intuition. My discovery was the result of musical perception.”
Albert Einstein


“Ireland is a land of poets and legends, of dreamers and rebels. All of these have music woven through and around them. Tunes for dancing or for weeping, for battle or for love.”
Nora Roberts


“In the house of lovers, the music never stops, the walls are made of songs & the floor dances”


“My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die.”
Bob Marley


“Music is everybody’s business. It’s only the publishers who think people own it”
John Lennon


“The music in his laughter had a way of rounding off the missing notes in her soul.”
Gloria Naylor


“Our lives were just beginning, our favorite moment was right now, our favorite songs were unwritten.”
Rob Sheffield


“I have days when the music in my head stops. Then I mend socks, prune trees, can fruits, polish furniture. But while I am doing this I feel I am not living.”
Anaïs Nin


“To hell with reality! I want to die in music, not in reason or in prose. People don’t deserve the restraint we show by not going into delirium in front of them. To hell with them!”
Louis-Ferdinand Celine


“You know, one of the tragedies of real life is that there is no background music.”
Annie Proulx


“Give me books, French wine, fruit, fine weather and a little music played out of doors by somebody I do not know.”
John Keats


“You do not know the first note of the music that moves me.”
Patrick Rothfuss

I hope you enjoyed this collection of beautiful music quotes.

Stay victorious!


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