10 of the best music quotes of all time

Top Music Quotes

Most of the time, it’s difficult to describe what music does or how amazing it is. It’s slippery like that.

But then other times, someone says something about music that you know is quotable. A certain combination of words and imagery that paint the perfect picture.

Here are some examples of times that has happened. These are 10 of the best music quotes of all time.

“I often feel and say music chose me, I didn’t choose it.”Haula, singer-songwriter

“Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.”George Eliot, aka Mary Anne Evans, English novelist, poet, journalist

“I think I sing because it lifts me up. I sing when I am sad. I sing when I am happy. And, you know it brings me happy.”Allie Moss, singer-songwriter

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”Plato

“Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.”Keith Richards

“Without music, life would be a blank to me.”Jane Austen

“Music has always been the greatest happiness in my life. When I do it it just feels so good. It is meditation, it is therapy, it’s grounding. It is what brings me back to me.”Christina Bianco, singer

“He who sings scares away his woes.”Miguel de Cervantes, Spanish writer

“I will still be doing music, no matter where I am or how old I am. I don’t think you ever lose that bug. Once the music bug gets you, you’re pretty doomed.” Ed Martin, frontman of I Am Giant

“Then the singing enveloped me. It was furry and resonant, coming from everyone’s very heart. There was no sense of performance or judgment, only that the music was breath and food.”
Anne Lamott at church, Traveling Mercies: Some Thoughts on Faith

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Caleb J. Murphy is a musician who writes about music. His writing appears in Consequence of Sound, Pittsburgh City Paper, and some other cool places. He also blogs about music on his website: calebjmurphy.com