Uplifting Quotes About Music and Life

As you may know, I love to collect inspirational quotes!  You’ll find them in my Twitter stream.  You’ll hear them in my songs.  You’ll even find them taped to my mirror at my home.

Much like we read to know we are not alone (C.S. Lewis), listening to music can be just the thing your soul needs.  Music can provide a connection to fond memories, and may speak to a deep part of our humanity.  No wonder so many people have made profound, uplifting quotes about music and life.

I’d love to share a few more of my favorites!

Music can bring us closer to heaven on earth

Music can bring us closer to heaven on earth

Music, the greatest good that mortals know, and all of heaven we have below. – John Addison

Good music does not have an expiration date. -Unknown

There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is.  – William P. Merrill

Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.  – Robert Fripp

One good thing about music is that when it hits you, you feel no pain. –Bob Marley

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. – Aldous Huxley

Lost souls are found in music.


Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without. – Confucius

Words make you think a thought,  Music makes you feel a feeling.  A song makes you feel a thought. – E.Y. Harburg

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.  – Ludwig van Beethoven

Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.  – Paul Simon

Music is to me like breathing. I don’t get tired of breathing, I  don’t get tire of music! -Ray Charles

Philosophy is the highest music. –Plato


(image from qassaam on Flickr)

What images come to mind when you listen to your favorite song? (image from qassaam on Flickr)

Music is the vernacular of the human soul. – Geoffrey Latham

Music is a safe king of high. –Jimmy Hendrix

Music is the art of the prophets and the gifts of God. –Martin Luther

Its language is a language which the soul alone understands, but which the soul can never translate.  ~Arnold Bennett

Music has been my playmate, my lover, and my crying towel. – Buffy Sainte-Marie

Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them! – Oliver Wendell Holmes

Travel to a peaceful place through song (image from Benjamin Rossen on Flickr)

Travel to a peaceful place through song (image from Benjamin Rossen on Flickr)

Music is the medicine of the breaking heart.  ~Leigh Hunt

Most people use music as a couch; they want to be pillowed on it, relaxed and consoled for the stress of daily living.  But serious music was never meant to be soporific.  -Aaron Copland

Music is the key to the female heart. – Johann G. Seume

Music is that voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows. –Bonaparte

Music fills the infinite between two Souls. -Tagore

Music is the melody whose text is the world. –Arthur Shopenhauer

Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever. – June Masters Bacher

Can you hear your feelings?

Now that you’ve enjoyed some of my favorite music quotes, perhaps you’d like to listen to my favorite ambient music artists?

If you liked this post, be sure to see Inspirational Music Quotes, Improve your health with meditation, The sound of Silence, Ambient music therapy, Treat your body like a temple, Music for the Changing Seasons.

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