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Music Quotes

With the medium for music being sound, it is a subjective feeling whether it is actually music or noise! Music is passion for some, past time for the others and religion for a greater part of the population. Everyone has their own favourite genre and band of musicians and the age groups of listeners range from 0-100, literally! Music needs to have 5 properties: rhythm, pitch, interval and dynamics. For some soothing melodies, tune into the next section of the music quotes that are lined up for you!

Eddie Van Halen

We're musicians. We make music for a living. It's that simple. Nothing else matters.

Nothing Living
Nora Fatehi

Music and dance is universal, and I want to break borders and represent.

Dancing
Jimmy Carter

Like music and art, love of nature is a common language that can transcend political or social boundaries.

River Phoenix

Music is a hobby, because I'm not making any money out of it, but I put just as much conviction into that as I do into my acting.

Money Acting
William Lyon Phelps

Those who decide to use leisure as a means of mental development, who love good music, good books, good pictures, good plays, good company, good conversation - what are they? They are the happiest people in the world.

Elvis Presley

I don't know anything about music. In my line you don't have to.

Hank Williams

The way I feel is that if you don't like folk music, stay away from my shows.

The real reason we ended up getting into that type of music was our dad worked for an oil company so we spent a year overseas when we were young kids. Because of that, it was all Spanish TV and radio so we ended up having these '50s and '60s tapes, tapes of that music.

Radio
Robert Browning

Who hears music feels his solitude peopled at once.

Novak Djokovic

I had to listen to the classical music because it calms me down, calms my nerves down.

Quentin Tarantino

To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I'm writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I'm going to play for the opening sequence.

Movies
Aldous Huxley

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

Eddie Van Halen

Music kept me off the streets and out of trouble and gave me something that was mine that no one could take away from me.

River Phoenix

Music is a whole oasis in my head. The creation process is so personal and fulfilling.

All that stuff about heavy metal and hard rock, I don't subscribe to any of that. It's all just music. I mean, the heavy metal from the Seventies sounds nothing like the stuff from the Eighties, and that sounds nothing like the stuff from the Nineties. Who's to say what is and isn't a certain type of music?

Elton John

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

People Power Healing
Mel Brooks

A lot of music is mathematics. It's balance.

William Wordsworth

For I have learned to look on nature, not as in the hour of thoughtless youth, but hearing oftentimes the still, sad music of humanity.

T. S. Eliot

You are the music while the music lasts.

Linda Evans

I just fell in love with his music. I thought Yanni was Japanese. I didn't have any idea what a Yanni was. I just thought I was in love with a Japanese man who wrote beautiful music.

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.

Stevie Nicks

It was my 16th birthday - my mom and dad gave me my Goya classical guitar that day. I sat down, wrote this song, and I just knew that that was the only thing I could ever really do - write songs and sing them to people.

Birthday Guitar
Juice Wrld

Even in high school, I went through a lot of relationship issues, and that's at the center of my music.

Martin Luther

Beautiful music is the art of the prophets that can calm the agitations of the soul; it is one of the most magnificent and delightful presents God has given us.

Albert Schweitzer

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

LeBron James

I need music. It's like my heartbeat, so to speak. It keeps me going no matter what's going on - bad games, press, whatever!

Eugene Levy

The greatest thing about doing this movie was that Chris and I both were involved in folk music in the '60s. I had a group, but I don't think it was at the same level as Chris, because he's an amazing musician.

Travis Scott

I'm not into just one thing; I always felt like I had to have my hand in everything revolving around what I do, whether it's directing videos, making beats, making music, performing.

Billy Joel

I think music in itself is healing. It's an explosive expression of humanity. It's something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we're from, everyone loves music.

Plato

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.

David Lee Roth had the idea that if you covered a successful song, you were half way home. C'mon - Van Halen doing 'Dancing in the Streets'? It was stupid. I started feeling like I would rather bomb playing my own songs than be successful playing someone else's music.

Home Stupidity
Lady Gaga

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.

Henry David Thoreau

If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away.

John Greenleaf Whittier

The best of a book is not the thought which it contains, but the thought which it suggests; just as the charm of music dwells not in the tones but in the echoes of our hearts.

Taylor Swift

People haven't always been there for me, but music always has.

Phil Collins

Beyond a certain point, the music isn't mine anymore. It's yours.

Paul McCartney

Nothing pleases me more than to go into a room and come out with a piece of music.

Elvis Presley

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.'

Victor Hugo

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

Charles Baudelaire

Music fathoms the sky.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Music is the universal language of mankind.

I can't read music. Instead, I'd do stuff inside the piano, do harmonics and all kinds of crazy things. They used to put me in these annual piano contests down at Long Beach City College, and two years in a row, I won first prize - out of like 5,000 kids! The judges were like, 'Very interesting interpretation!' I thought I was playing it right.

David Lee Roth

It doesn't matter the kind of music, it doesn't matter whether it's a cowboy hat or a yarmulke. I don't care if it's outer space or pop, the spirit is the same.

Cam Newton

Music can bring about different vibes on the field, off the field, urban life, going to church, leaving church. Everything the world may bring, there's a song for it to put you in the right frame of mind.

Travis Scott

I feel like Houston is one of the leading things in music culture. Everyone loves the Houston culture. It needs to have its own monument, its own moment for artists like me, artists like Beyonce who set it off.

Martin Luther

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

Warren G. Bennis

Leaders must encourage their organizations to dance to forms of music yet to be heard.

Leadership Dancing
Edgar Watson Howe

When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have.

Rafael Nadal

Every year I go to Broadway to see a musical - I like the music. I saw 'Mamma Mia;' I saw 'Les Miserables;' I saw 'Phantom of the Opera' like six, seven times.

Helen Reddy

My audience is the baby-boomers, the bulk of the population. This is also a group that is being ignored by most record companies because they're not the Top 40 hit singles market. They forget these people still listen to music.

Joaquin Phoenix

I didn't know much about him, and I wasn't a big country music fan. I listened to the Beatles and David Bowie, so I didn't know a lot about him.

Eminem

If people take anything from my music, it should be motivation to know that anything is possible as long as you keep working at it and don't back down.

Ozzy Osbourne

Rock music is not meant to be perfect.

Eddie Van Halen

It's always about the music, never about anything else.

Helen Reddy

I like music to soothe me.

Eminem

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

Hank Williams

Personally, I cain't stand classical stuff, but I don't tell the world about it. I just turn the radio off. Now, why cain't these folks who don't like my kind of music do the same?

World Radio
Omar Khayyam

Oh, the brave music of a distant drum!

Helen Reddy

I did my own music videos, my own TV commercials.

Ariana Grande

Music is really driving my whole life.

Juice Wrld

I've always been involved in music. Whether it be taking piano lessons or something, I always have.

Jim Morrison

Music inflames temperament.

Miley Cyrus

Music is what I breathe, what I love to do. It keeps me alive.

David Lee Roth

Music is like girlfriends to me; I'm continually astonished by the choices other people make.

Michael Jackson

The Bee Gees who are brilliant, I just love great music.

Justin Bieber

I think older people can appreciate my music because I really show my heart when I sing, and it's not corny. I think I can grow as an artist, and my fans will grow with me.

River Phoenix

Music is my main goal, but I'm not going to rush a record out. There are so many actors who have come out with albums these days. I don't want to do it because it's the thing to do. I want to wait until the time is right.

Ozzy Osbourne

What is this? It's music to get a brain seizure by.

Steve Martin

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture.

Oliver Wendell Holmes

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out.

I love all types of music. Jazz, classical, blues, rock, hip-hop. I often write scripts to instrumentals like a hip-hop artist. Music inspires me to write. It's either music playing or completely silent. Sometimes distant sound fuels you. In New York there's always a buzzing beneath you.

Juice Wrld

I really just like making music. People call that 'work.' Like, 'Oh, you're going to the studio to work?' No, that's even what I do in my off day. I love recording.

Billy Joel

Most people are satisfied with the junk food being sold as music.

William Wordsworth

I listened, motionless and still; And, as I mounted up the hill, The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more.

Somebody got the idea nobody didn't listen to my kind 'a music. I told everybody on the radio that this was my last program. 'If anybody's enjoyed it,' I said, 'I'd like to hear from 'em.' I got 400 cards and letters that afternoon and the next mornin'... They decided they wanted to keep my kind of music.

Radio

Does art have a future? Performance genres like opera, theater, music and dance are thriving all over the world, but the visual arts have been in slow decline for nearly 40 years. No major figure of profound influence has emerged in painting or sculpture since the waning of Pop Art and the birth of Minimalism in the early 1970s.

There are only so many letters in the alphabet. When I talk to young musicians or authors and they ask for advice, I say, 'You gotta learn all the letters of your own personal alphabet. With music, you need to know all the different kinds of music and everything in and around your given instrument.'

Juice Wrld

Music is the best way that I can communicate with other people.

Vladimir Nabokov

My loathings are simple: stupidity, oppression, crime, cruelty, soft music.

Joseph Campbell

Love is a friendship set to music.

Nikki Giovanni

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

Good Poetry Togetherness
Helen Reddy

I don't know if it's a sign of all the chaos that is happening out there or not, but I've lately craved the structure and order of classical music, the balance and symmetry.

Joaquin Phoenix

My music is going to be true. I'm not out to sell records. I'm experiencing something, and it's what I feel.

Richard M. Nixon

If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.

Togetherness
Travis Scott

The most ironic thing is my grandfather has his masters in music composition; he was a jazz composer. My dad was a musician, too. He played more, like, soul music.

Joseph Addison

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

Chi Chi Rodriguez

Music is not supposed to rile you up. Music is something to bring you down.

Cardi B

I have a passion for music; I love music. But I also have a passion for money and paying my bills.

Kanye West

I liberate minds with my music. That's more important than liberating a few people from apartheid or whatever.

River Phoenix

I've been wanting to go into music ever since I can remember. I mean even before I became an actor. I just thought it would be a tough field to break into, so I became an actor instead.

Gwen Stefani

Music has this emotional thing to it, and it touches people in crazy ways. The power of having that power is something that, once you have it, you don't want it to ever end.

Friedrich Nietzsche

Without music, life would be a mistake.

Courtney Love

I think Andy Kaufman is to comedy what the Velvet Underground was to music - it's like, 80 thousand records sold, but everybody who bought one started a band.

Henry Miller

Develop an interest in life as you see it; the people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting people. Forget yourself.

John Dryden

What passions cannot music raise or quell?

I mean it's funny, playing music, how of course you want it to do well, you want them to like it, but it's not competitive like an election, it's the Olympics, it's not a Formula 1 race. The Billboard charts are just to show you what people like.

David Lee Roth

You want a hero in the music world? James Brown. He brought a feeling to music without really using words. He's just famous for his sound.

Machine Gun Kelly

I think, with music, I'm a lyricist who talks about real life things.

Justin Bieber

I want to grow as an artist, and I'm taking a step out. I want my music to mature.

Juice Wrld

I had phases of listening to rap and trap, and then I had phases where I'd listen to post-hardcore, rap, grunge, metal... all that. I had different time periods of listening to different music. And now it all clashes together.

Time Listening Togetherness