Inspirational Music Quotes

June 28, 2011 by  
Filed under Well Being & Self Growth

If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I enjoy sharing famous sayings, particularly those that are uplifting and will make you smile.  As a musician, I also love inspirational music quotes.  Little nuggets of wisdom that perfectly capture the essence of music, and its importance in our lives.

I’ve collected some famous quotes about music.  Some you may recognize, and hopefully others will be a wonderful surprise.  Enjoy the photo gallery of musicians, too.  Can’t you just feel their energy?

If I missed your favorite inspirational music quote, please leave a comment with the saying and source.

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

Painting on Silence (image from Darin Barry on Flickr)

Painting on Silence (image from Darin Barry on Flickr)

He who sings scares away his woes.  ~Cervantes

Music is what feelings sound like. ~Author Unknown

Music was my refuge.  I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.  ~Maya Angelou, Gather Together in My Name

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

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

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons.  You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.  ~Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Admitting music to the soul (image from rolands.lakis on Flickr)

If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music.  It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth.  Sydney Smith

My goal is to be one with the music. I just dedicate my whole life to this art. -Jimi Hendrix

Music fills the infinite between two souls. -Rabindranath Tagore

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

Music is love in search of a word.  ~Sidney Lanier

In memory everything seems to happen to music. -Tennessee Williams

Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.  ~Ronald Reagan

Music has healing power. It has the ability to take people out of themselves for a few hours. -Elton John

Music, at its essence, is what gives us memories. And the longer a song has existed in our lives, the more memories we have of it.
-Stevie Wonder


After all these inspirational music quotes, perhaps you’d now like to take a musical journey?
Other posts you might enjoy: More on New World Music with Womad, Peter Gabriel, More on Pop Music with Annie Lennox, Sade, More on Marcome’s world , Enjoy best New Age Music, Fantastic New Age Singers, Loreena McKennitt.


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Thanks for your comments. Marcomé


26 Responses to “Inspirational Music Quotes”
  1. Ananthi Mathur says:

    1. “You might not have been my first love but you were the love that made all the other love irrelevant”.
    2. “How you love yourself is how you teach others to love you”.
    3. “I din’t leave because I stopped loving you I left because the longer I stayed the less i loved myself”.

  2. Sam says:

    Very beautiful quotes as well as videos. Truly, I often wonder what we would have been without music to wash away the dirt and rust gathered by us as we go through the grind that is called life every day. I listen to music as I work. You can call me a music-aholic for that matter.

  3. Maxine F. says:

    Beautiful music..sound …I love song come and run in the river, when my heart meets the river and I love the video of the water flowing–I am waiting to cleanse my body in the deep green or blue sea to cleanse all that impurties..thank you for sharing.

  4. jake robinson says:

    Love your music Marcome! Resd more about me at

  5. Very inspiring!

    ‘Inspiration music quotes’, that’s what I call: #Musicthinking among other criteria.
    Maybe you find the ‘Musicthinking Weekly’ inspiring inspiring!

  6. black says:

    Thanks for the weblog loaded with a lot of music facts. Stopping by your blog helped me to obtain what I was searching for.

  7. Anderson from dubstep software says:

    Amazing collection there. I really loved the first quote “A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.” really spoke to me. Thanks for the great list

  8. Ziggy says:

    Geez, that’s ubneleivable. Kudos and such.

  9. momik says:

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  10. louis says:

    Just added this blog to my favorites. I enjoy reading your blogs and hope you keep them coming!

  11. Korea Song says:

    I love everything about music.

  12. Reading by means of your enjoyable list inform, inclination abet me to do so sometimes.

  13. Self Growth says:

    This post is really unique talking about music. I am a music lover also. Thank you for taking time to post this.

  14. Music trully feed your soul. Hearing Ballad musics make me relax and it feels like something God cleans my soul. God bless and continue your work in expressing music.

  15. David Barton says:

    Really nice post, it will always inspires me to listen to these kind of music. We are blesses that God gave us this talent, thank you for sharing this. God bless

  16. Richard Retzer says:

    Music is like nature. God has given both to us.

    • marcome says:

      Tks Richard! Music, nature, friendship, everything is God’s creation! All we have to do is live in gratitude for all those gifts! Tks for being you, Marcomé xx


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