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Music and Quotations about It

Claudia Miclaus Aug 20, 2020
Famous people agree that music is something we couldn't do without. It is a God-given gift to humanity. See more about what they have to say in their meditations and quotes.
Enjoy some quotes and proverbs about music that will inspire you and make you more conscious about its beauty and splendor.
"Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven."
- Walter Savage Landor.
"Music is expression of harmony in sound. Love is the expression of harmony in life."
- Stephen F. Gaskin.
"Music speaks what cannot be expressed, soothes the mind and gives it rest, heals the heart and makes it whole, flows from heaven to the soul."

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"Music is Love in search of a word."
- Sidney Lanier.
"Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music"
- Sergei Rachmaninov.

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"Music is the key to the female heart."
- Johann G. Seume.
"Music takes us out of the actual and whispers to us dim secrets that startle our wonder as to who we are, and for what, whence, and whereto."
- Ralph Waldo Emerson.
"To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable."
- Aaron Copland.

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"Music is the vernacular of the human soul."
- Geoffrey Latham.
"Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and cannot remain silent"
- Victor Hugo.

"Music is well said to be the speech of angels."
- Thomas Carlyle.
"Music is your own experience, your own thoughts, your wisdom. If you don't live it, it won't come out of your horn. They teach you there's a boundary line to music. But, man, there's no boundary line to art."
- Charlie Parker.
"Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul"
- Plato.

"Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought."
- E. Y. Harburg.
"Music fills the infinite between two souls"
- Rabindranath Tagore.

"When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had..."
- Edgar Watson Howe.
"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 which he hears, however measured or far away."
- Henry David Thoreau.
"Where words fail, music speaks."
- Hans Christian Anderson.

"Music is an outburst of the soul."
-Frederick Delius.

"Without music life would be a mistake."
- Friedrich Nietzsche.

"Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music."
- Marcel Marceau.
"The aim and final end of all music should be none other than the glory of God and the refreshment of the soul."
- Johann Sebastian Bach.
"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.

"I've never known a musician who regretted being one. Whatever deceptions life may have in store for you, music itself is not going to let you down."
- Virgil Thomson.
"There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats."
- Albert Schweitzer.

"Music is the art of thinking with sounds."
- Jules Combarieu.
"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.
"Joy, sorrow, tears, lamentation, laughter - to all these music gives voice, but in such a way that we are transported from the world of unrest to a world of peace, and see reality in a new way, as if we were sitting by a mountain lake and contemplating hills and woods and clouds in the tranquil and fathomless water."
- Albert Schweitzer.
"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 produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without"
- Confucius.

"Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world."
- Giuseppe Mazzini.
"I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy....
.....My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry, and porcelain."
- John Adams.