Inspirational Music Quotes

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?
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