100 Uplifting Quotes About Music That Will Lift Your Spirits

Music is something which has no boundaries, and is above all the differences. It is the best remedy for a sore heart and soothes our soul like nothing else. When we are happy we want to listen to music and dance our hearts out; when we are sad, music makes us feel better. Therefore, irrespective of our mood we can seek refuge in music and it is the best companion to have when we have no one to share our joys and sorrows.

There are many manmade distinctions like caste, creed, colour, race, religion, language which tend to segregate people, but music is the one which overlooks all the bias. All we are concerned is melody. Hence, we know what power music possesses and how well we can relate to it without considering the fact where we come from.

Ergo, we have gathered some impressive quotes about music which have been uttered by maestros from around the world.

Without music, life would be a mistake.

- Twilight of the Idols, Friedrich Nietzsche

Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent

- Victor Hugo

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

- Bob Marley

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

This above all: to thine own self be true, And it must follow, as the night the day, Thou canst not then be false to any man.

- Hamlet, William Shakespeare

If music be the food of love, play on, Give me excess of it; that surfeiting, The appetite may sicken, and so die.

- Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare

And, in the end The love you take is equal to the love you make.

- The Beatles Illustrated Lyrics, Paul McCartney

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

- Taylor Swift

None but ourselves can free our minds.

- Bob Marley

Some people have lives; some people have music.

- Will Grayson, John Green

Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.

- Maya Angelou

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

Life is for the living. Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.

- The Collected Poems, Langston Hughes

Life, he realize, was much like a song. In the beginning there is mystery, in the end there is confirmation, but it's in the middle where all the emotion resides to make the whole thing worthwhile.

- The Last Song, Nicholas Sparks

Without deviation from the norm, progress is not possible.

- Frank Zappa

If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph: THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD WAS MUSIC

- Kurt Vonnegut

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

- Music at Night and Other Essays, Aldous Huxley

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

- Hugo's Works: William Shakespeare, Victor Hugo

We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.

- Friedrich Nietzsche

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and, if it were possible, to speak a few reasonable words.

- Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.

- Poems of Arthur O'Shaughnessy, Arthur O'Shaughnessy

Where words leave off, music begins.

- Heinrich Heine

It's no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favorite films wouldn't even speak to each other if they met at a party.

- Nick Hornby

If I had my life to live over again, I would have made a rule to read some poetry and listen to some music at least once every week.

- The Autobiography of Charles Darwin, Charles Darwin

There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.

- Albert Schweitzer

The only truth is music.

- Jack Kerouac

Ah, music," he said, wiping his eyes. "A magic beyond all we do here!

- Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, J.K. Rowling

Why do beautiful songs make you sad?' 'Because they aren't true.' 'Never?' 'Nothing is beautiful and true.

- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer

Music is ... A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy

- Ludwig van Beethoven

Play it fuckin' loud!

- Bob Dylan

Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances.

- Maya Angelou

Music is to the soul what words are to the mind.

- Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News, Modest Mouse

I don't stand for black man's side, I don't stand for white man's side, I stand for God's side.

- Bob Marley

Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.

- Edward Bulwer-Lytton

Because when he sings...even the birds stop to listen.

- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins

If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.

- Keith Richards: In His Own Words, Keith Richards

Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't.

- Johnny Depp

Songs are as sad as the listener.

- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close, Jonathan Safran Foer

My ambition was to live like music.

- Mary Gaitskill

You're like a song that I heard when I was a little kid but forgot I knew until I heard it again.

- Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception, Maggie Stiefvater

I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.

- Bob Dylan

To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.

- Aaron Copland

A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.

- Bob Dylan

If you look in the mirror and don't like what you see, you can find out first hand what it's like to be me.

- Gerard Way

Girls you've gotta know when it's time to turn the page.

- Tori Amos: From the Choirgirl Hotel, Tori Amos

Where words fail, music speaks.

- Hans Christian Andersen

Next to music, beer was best.

- The Heart is a Lonely Hunter, Carson McCullers

Music is the universal language of mankind.

- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.

- Edith Sitwell

If I can't dance to it, it's not my revolution.

- Emma Goldman

A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence.

- Leopold Stokowski

Beethoven tells you what it's like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it's like to be human. Bach tells you what it's like to be the universe.

- Douglas Adams

Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.

- Just Listen, Sarah Dessen

Music makes one feel so romantic - at least it always gets on one's nerves - which is the same thing nowadays.

- Oscar Wilde

The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.

- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

When we die, we will turn into songs, and we will hear each other and remember each other.

- Love Is a Mix Tape, Rob Sheffield

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

- Real Frank Zappa Book, Frank Zappa

There ain't no devil, only God when he's drunk.

- Tom Waits

Close your eyes and I'll kiss you, Tomorrow I'll miss you.

- Paul McCartney

If you cannot teach me to fly, teach me to sing.

- Peter Pan, J.M. Barrie

Definition of rock journalism: People who can't write, doing interviews with people who can't think, in order to prepare articles for people who can't read.

- The Real Frank Zappa Book, Frank Zappa

Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.

- Robert Fripp

Music is the strongest form of magic.

- Marilyn Manson

Pop music often tells you everything is OK, while rock music tells you that it's not OK, but you can change it.

- On the Move, Bono

Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.

- Kahlil Gibran

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

- The Book of Rites, Confucius

Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.

- Lao Tzu

Who are you to judge the life i live i know i'm not perfect and i don't live to be. but before you start pointing fingers make sure your hands are clean.

- Jimi Hendrix

Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.

- Maria Augusta von Trapp

Music... will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Music is my higher power

- Oliver James

My head'll explode if I continue with this escapism.

- EyeLeash: A Blog Novel, Jess C. Scott

Patrick actually used to be popular before Sam bought him some good music.

- The Perks of Being a Wallflower, Stephen Chbosky

Thank God for books and music and things I can think about.

- Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes

He not busy being born is busy dying.

- Bob Dylan

Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter: therefore, ye soft pipes, play on.

- John Keats

Music is an outburst of the soul.

- Frederick Delius

Well my music was different in high school; I was singing about love—you know, things I don't care about anymore.

- Lady Gaga

Excuse me if I have/some place in my mind/where I go time to time.

- Tom Petty

Some guy said to me: Don't you think you're too old to sing rock n' roll? I said: You'd better check with Mick Jagger.

- Cher

Without music, life would be a blank to me.

- Emma, Jane Austen

It is always fatal to have music or poetry interrupted.

- Middlemarch, George Eliot

When you've got nothing, you've got nothing to loose.

- Bob Dylan

I still don't belong to anyone - I am mine.

- Morrissey

You have to, take a deep breath. and allow the music to flow through you. Revel in it, allow yourself to awe. When you play allow the music to break your heart with its beauty.

- Kelly White

Tell me what you listen to, and I'll tell you who you are.

- How to Kill a Rock Star, Tiffanie DeBartolo

... And these children that you spit on as they try to change their worlds are immune to your consultations. They're quite aware of what they're going through...

- David Bowie

If it weren't for music, I would think that love is mortal.

- A Soldier of the Great War, Mark Helprin

I've found time can heal most anything and you just might find who you're supposed to be.

- Taylor Swift

My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.

- Martin Luther

Last night I dreamt that somebody loved me. No hope, no harm; just another false alarm

- Morrissey

I am no longer afraid of becoming lost, because the journey back always reveals something new, and that is ultimately good for the artist.

- Billy Joel

Music is an agreeable harmony for the honor of God and the permissible delights of the soul.

- Johann Sebastian Bach

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.

- G.K. Chesterton

The pianokeys are black and white but they sound like a million colors in your mind

- The Collected Stories of Maria Cristina Mena, Maria Cristina Mena

Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.

- The Mill on the Floss, George Eliot

The tune was sad, as the best of Ireland was, melancholy and lovely as a lover's tears.

- Born in Fire, Nora Roberts

When you were young, and your heart, was an open book. You used to say, live and let live.

- Paul McCartney

I'm a little bit naked, but that's okay.

- Lady Gaga

...sometimes the hardest thing and the right thing are the same...

- The Fray

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