50 Best Music Quotes from Musicians and Famous People

50 Best Music Quotes from Musicians and Famous People
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Music has been around for most of human history. The earliest recorded musical instruments are flutes that have been carved from bones from which lateral holes were bore, which is thought to be roughly 40,000 years old. Now why would our ancestors even bother to do that? There is a significant reason why music plays a big role in our lives. Humans are social and emotional animals who love to commune, interact and convey emotions through art. Now, art in my definition is storytelling. Do you wonder why a painting that seems rudimentary fetches a huge amount of sum in the market? It’s the story. Music is no different. It tells a story; happiness, heartbreak, frustration, confusion and most of all — love.

Some say that God is in music. That’s why we feel goosebumps in church whenever good music is played. That’s why we cry when music is sad and floods us with longing and nostalgia. And why we feel happy and alive whenever “Walking on Sunshine” is on the radio.

Why does music touch our soul in a profound way? Perhaps that’s why we can’t get enough of it and we keep searching for the answer.

We offer you some of these peoples’ answers and reasons as to why music plays a great significance in their lives and what it means to them. Please enjoy and share!

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

Music drives you. It wakes you up, it gets you pumping. And, at the end of the day, the correct tune will chill you down. – Dimebag Darrell

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

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Love is a friendship set to music. – Joseph Campbell

Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re singing in, they still know good music when they hear it. – Lou Rawls

The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers. – Roy Ayers

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

Music is one of the most powerful things the world has to offer. No matter what race or religion or nationality or sexual orientation or gender that you are, it has the power to unite us. – Lady Gaga

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

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Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can’t portray when you’re acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel. – Amanda Seyfried

I feel like music can affect you in so many ways. When you hear a song with a happy melody, it can change your mood; it can change your day. – Kygo

Without music, life is a journey through a desert. – Pat Conroy

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If you want to be a rock star or just be famous, then run down the street naked, you’ll make the news or something. But if you want music to be your livelihood, then play, play, play and play! And eventually you’ll get to where you want to be. – Eddie Van Halen

Music is life itself. What would this world be without good music? No matter what kind it is. – Louis Armstrong

Rock and roll music, if you like it, if you feel it, you can’t help but move to it. That’s what happens to me. I can’t help it. – Elvis Presley

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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

Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. – Victor Hugo

It was my love for the guitar that first got me into music and singing. – Ed Sheeran

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Musicians don’t retire; they stop when there’s no more music in them. – Louis Armstrong

Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy. – Ludwig Van Beethoven

Without music, life would be a mistake. – Friedrich nietzsche

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There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats. – Albert Schweitzer

Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world. – Martin Luther

Sometimes I feel like rap music is almost the key to stopping racism. – Eminem

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Music is the one incorporeal entrance into the higher world of knowledge which comprehends mankind but which mankind cannot comprehend. – Ludwig van Beethoven

I love music. It’s freedom, a way to deal with pent-up frustration. – Ice Cube

Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music. – Jimi Hendrix

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Music is not math. It’s science. You keep mixing the stuff up until it blows up on you, or it becomes this incredible potion. – Bruno Mars

Poetry and music are very good friends. Like mommies and daddies and strawberries and cream – they go together. – Nikki Giovanni

Music comes to me more readily than words. – Ludwig van Beethoven

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Music inflames temperament. – Jim Morrison

My music fights against the system that teaches to live and die. – Bob Marley

Music is the silence between the notes. – Claude Debussy

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I don’t make a particular distinction between ‘high art’ and ‘low art.’ Music is there for everybody. It’s a river we can all put our cups into and drink it and be sustained by it. – John Williams

Music expresses what cannot be put into words I like to think, and I think the band makes a good go at it. – Steven Tyler

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

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Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. – Frank Zappa

Music makes me high on stage, and that’s the truth. It’s like being almost addicted to music. – Jimi Hendrix

If architecture is frozen music then music must be liquid architecture. – Quincy Jones

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Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine. – Macklemore

Music changes, and I’m gonna change right along with it. – Aretha Franklin

Music should be made to make people forget their problems, if only for a short while. – Chuck Berry

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Where there is devotional music, God is always at hand with His gracious presence. – Johann Sebastian Bach

Music can change the world because it can change people. – Bono

Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards. – Keith Richards

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The only love affair I have ever had was with music. – Maurice Ravel

Music is the strongest form of magic. – Marilyn Manson

Music is the soundtrack of your life. – Dick Clark

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Music’s been around a long time, and there’s going to be music long after Ray Charles is dead. I just want to make my mark, leave something musically good behind. If it’s a big record, that’s the frosting on the cake, but music’s the main meal. – Ray Charles

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. – Berthold Auerbach

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