I am always looking for an uplifting thought upon which I can rely to get me through the hour.  Inspirational music quotes are some of my favorite material!  Although I shared a few of my top picks recently, I keep finding new quotes about music.

Here are a few additional inspirational music quotes that will make you smile, and brighten your day.  Enjoy the photo gallery too!  I firmly believe that its hard to feel down when the corners of your mouth are turned up.

Consider these gems:

“Lyrics settle on music like dust on furniture.” – Jeff Tweedy

Just imagine the lyrics gently settling on music (image from Jono Rotten on Flickr)

Just imagine the lyrics gently settling on music (image from Jono Rotten on Flickr)

“A synonym is a word you use when you can’t spell the word you first thought of.”  – Burt Bacharach

Your soul will guide you to the right lyrics (image from The National Guard on Flickr)

Your soul will guide you to the right lyrics (image from The National Guard on Flickr)

“Music is about saying what everyone else is thinking, but no one has said yet.” – Jared Kessler

Go ahead... be creative!  Its your life and your song! (image from tonkeyfeathers on Flickr)

Go ahead... be creative! Its your life and your song! (image from tonkeyfeathers on Flickr)

“Audiences like their blues singers to be miserable.”  – Janis Joplin

Will this miserable mutt howl the blues? (image from Claudio Matsuoka on Flickr)

Will this miserable mutt howl the blues? (image from Claudio Matsuoka on Flickr)

“Music is the art of thinking with sounds.” – Jules Combarieu

One can truly appreciate "thinking with sounds" (image from Jiaren Lau on Flickr)

One can truly appreciate "thinking with sounds" (image from Jiaren Lau on Flickr)

“Good songs write themselves.  We’re lucky enough to take credit.”  – Danielle Egnew

Be open to inspiration and listen for the songs in your life (image from The Wandering Angel)

Be open to inspiration and listen for the songs in your life (image from The Wandering Angel)

“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.”  – Elvis Costello

Can you dance about architecture? (image from gnucks cc0 on Flickr)

Can you dance about architecture? (image from gnucks cc0 on Flickr)

“I like to write words that are on the border between meaning and nonsense, so that you’re not quite sure whether they mean anything or not.”  – Brian Eno

Meaning or nonsense?  You decide! (image from DraconianRain on Flickr)

Meaning or nonsense? You decide! (image from DraconianRain on Flickr)

“Music should go right through you, leave some of it inside you, and take some of you with it when it leaves.”  – Henry Threadgill

Choral music always goes right through me and takes a little with it (image from rahego on Flickr)

Choral music always goes right through me and takes a little with it (image from rahego on Flickr)

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Did I miss your favorite quote or saying?  Please leave a comment below.  Let’s continue the discovery process together.

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