Music Quote Images A to Z

Below are listed the authors of our music quotes. There are 242 quotes in total, although some authors have multiple entries. Each quote has been checked for authenticity (as best we could) and then lovingly placed into an image for easy sharing to your favourite social network. We have also included information about the author from Wikipedia.

The quotes are in two categories: classical and contemporary, grouped by either the quote content or the period in which the author lived, though some overlap may occur.

Classical music quote authors are highlighted in blue and contemporary (modern) music quote authors are highlighted in red. Click on the author name to go to the quote.

We hope you agree that this collection of music quotes is amongst the very best available on the internet and that they serve to inspire you and your friends, family and, if you’re a teacher, students.

 

 

Aaron Carter – “Music is something that always…
Aaron Copland 1 – “There is something about music…
Aaron Copland 2 – “To stop the flow of…
Abraham Maslow – “A musician must make music…
Alanis Morisette – “I see my body as…
Alban Berg – “Music is at once the…
Albert Einstein – “If I were not a…
Alberto Moravia – “Good writers are monotonous, like…
Aldous Huxley – “After silence, that which comes…
Amy Grant – “For me, the backdrop of…
Anais Nin – “Jazz is the music of…
Andrés Segovia – “The advice I am giving…
Andrew Marvell – “Music, the mosaic of the…
Anne Morrow Lindbergh – “A note of music gains…
Annie Lennox – “Music is an extraordinary vehicle…
Anthony Davis – “I love opera, I love…
Aristotle – “Music has a power of…
Art Garfunkel – “We human beings are tuned…
Arthur Schopenhauer – “Music is the melody whose…
Ben Savage – “I’m inspired by music. Sometimes…
Benjamin Britten – “Composing is like driving down…
Berthold Auerbach – “Music washes away from the…
Bill Evans – “When you play music you…
Billie Joe Armstrong – “A guy walks up to…
Billy Corgan – “Great music completely obliterates any…
Billy Higgins 1 – “Music. It’s all creativity right…
Billy Higgins 2 – “To know the tradition of…
Billy Joel 1 – “Classical music always had a…
Billy Joel 2 – “I can’t think of one…
Billy Joel 3 – “I think music in itself…
Bob Dylan – “Don’t criticize what you can’t…
Bob Marley 1 – “It grows. That’s why every…
Bob Marley 2 – “One good thing about music…
Bob Weir – “What I like best about…
Bobby Mcferrin – “The true musician is to…
Bono – “Music can change the world…
Brandon Boyd 1 – “Music has always been my…
Brandon Boyd 2 – “Music has to be written…
Brandon Flowers – “Music makes my blood flow…
Brian Wilson – “For me, making music has…
Bruce Springsteen – “The best music is essentially…
Buddy Guy – “I’ve never missed a gig…
Cameron Crowe – “Great music is its own…
Camille Saint-Saens – “There is nothing more difficult…
Carlos Santana 1 – “Capturing the sound—to be soulful…
Carlos Santana 2 – “My job in this life…
Carole King – “The song is the center…
Cecilia Bartoli 1 – “Music is a way to…
Cecilia Bartoli 2 – “The joy is actually in…
Cecilia Bartoli 3 – “The voice is an instrument…
Cecilia Bartoli 4 – “The voice will guide you—will…
Cecilia Bartoli 5 – “When I had my first…
Cecilia Bartoli 6 – “You must feel what you’re…
Cecilia Bartoli 7 – “Actually, I feel music becoming…
Charlie Parker 1 – “Music is your own experience…
Charlie Parker 2 – “You’ve got to learn your…
Charlie Parker 3 – “I realized by using the…
Chris Martin – “Music comes from a place…
Claude Debussy 1 – “Music is the arithmetic of…
Claude Debussy 2 – “Music is the expression of…
Claude Debussy 3 – “Music is the silence between…
Claudio Monteverdi – “The end of all good…
Coleman Hawkins – “Music should always be an…
Confucius 1 – “When music and courtesy are…
Confucius 2 – “Virtue is the strong stem…
Confucius 3 – “Music produces a kind of…
Conway Twitty – “A good country song takes…
Corey Hart – “When I sit down at…
Courtney Love – “I might lie a lot…
Dan Trueman – “For me, writing music is…
David Crosby – “Good music is an end…
David Grisman – “I love playing all kinds…
Dejan Stojanović – “There is no competition of…
Doc Severinsen – “Personally, I think young musicians…
E. Y. Harburg – “Words make you think a…
Edgar Winter – “I’ve always had a great…
Elton John – “The great thing about rock…
Enya – “People listen to the music…
Eric Clapton – “For me, it’s about the…
Frank Zappa 1 – “All the good music has…
Frank Zappa 2 – “Music is always a commentary…
Frank Zappa 3 – “Music, in performance, is a…
Frederick Delius – “Music is an outburst of…
French Proverb – “Where there’s music there can…
Friedrich Nietzsche 1 – “What I really want from…
Friedrich Nietzsche 2 – “Without music, life would be…
G. K. Chesterton – “Life exists for the love…
George Eliot – “Music sweeps by me as…
George Harrison – “I’d rather be a musician…
George Jean Nathan – “Great art is as irrational…
George Santayana – “Music is a means of…
Giuseppe Mazzini – “Music is the harmonious voice…
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz 1 – “Music is a secret arithmetical…
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz 2 – “Music is the pleasure the…
Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz 3 – “Music is a secret and…
Grace Slick – “Through literacy you can begin…
Graham Nash – “Being in a different band…
Hans Christian Andersen – “Where words fail, music…
Henri-Frédéric Amiel – “Music is harmony, harmony is…
Henry David Thoreau 1 – “When I hear music, I…
Henry David Thoreau 2 – “Music is perpetual and only…
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow – “Music is the universal language…
Herbert Spencer – “Music must take rank as…
Herbie Hancock 1 – “Jazz is a music that…
Herbie Hancock 2 – “Music happens to be an…
Igor Stravinsky 1 – “A good composer does not…
Igor Stravinsky 2 – “Music is given to us…
Igor Stravinsky 3 – “The principle of the endless…
Igor Stravinsky 4 – “The real composer thinks about…
Jack White – “I think we would go…
James Allen – “Cherish your visions; cherish your…
James Galway – “Everyone who plays the flute…
Janis Joplin – “Being an intellectual creates a…
Jean Cocteau – “All good music resembles something…
Jean Paul Richter – “Music is moonlight in the…
Jim Morrison – “Music inflames…
Jimmy Hendrix 1 – “Sometimes you want to give…
Jimmy Hendrix 2 – “I’ve been imitated so well…
Jimmy Hendrix 3 – “When the power of love…
Jimmy Hendrix 4 – “A broom is drearily sweeping…
Jimmy Page 1 – “I always believed in the…
Jimmy Page 2 – “My vocation is more in…
Joel Madden – “Music is supposed to be…
Johann Sebastian Bach – “It’s easy to play any…
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe – “A man should hear a…
Johannes Brahms – “It is not hard to…
John A. Logan – “Music is the medicine of…
John Cage 1 – “Music is a means of…
John Cage 2 – “Music is edifying, for from…
John Coltrane – “I think the main thing…
John Lennon 1 – “A dream you dream alone…
John Lennon 2 – “Music is everybody’s possession. It’s…
John Lennon 3 – “We all shine on like…
John Lennon 4 – “You may say I’m a…
Johnny Cash 1 – “Life and love go on…
Johnny Cash 2 – “You build on failure. You…
Johnny Cash 3 – “I start a lot more…
Jon Bon Jovi 1 – “Nothing is as important as…
Jon Bon Jovi 2 – “Success is falling nine times…
Jon Bon Jovi 3 – “Believe in yourself. Believe in…
Josh Groban – “If there is one thing…
Kahlil Gibran – “Music is the language of…
Kanye West – “My music isn’t just music…
Keith Richards 1 – “Hey, we just enjoy it…
Keith Richards 2 – “I remember a sense of…
Keith Richards 3 – “As a writer, you don’t…
Keith Richards 4 – “If you don’t know the…
Keith Richards 5 – “In a strange way, albums…
Keith Richards 6 – “Music is a necessity. After…
Keith Richards 7 – “This one said to us…
Lao Tzu – “Music in the soul can…
Leo Tolstoy – “Music is the shorthand of…
Leonard Bernstein 1 – “In the olden days, everybody…
Leonard Bernstein 2 – “Life without music is unthinkable…
Leonard Bernstein 3 – “Music can name the unnameable…
Leonard Cohen 1 – “Poetry is just the evidence…
Leonard Cohen 2 – “There is a crack in…
Leonard Cohen 3 – “The last refuge of the…
Leonard Cohen 4 – “Journalists, especially English journalists, were…
Leopold Stokowski – “A painter paints his pictures…
Lisa Marie Presley – “Music has always gotten me…
Lotte Lehmann – “The music is the shining…
Lou Rawls – “Music is the greatest communication…
Louis Armstrong – “Musicians don’t retire; they stop…
Ludwig van Beethoven 1 – “A great poet is the…
Ludwig van Beethoven 2 – “Music is a higher revelation…
Ludwig van Beethoven 3 – “Music is the mediator between…
Ludwig van Beethoven 4 – “Music is the one incorporeal…
Ludwig van Beethoven 5 – “Music is the wine which…
Marcel Marceau 1 – “Music and silence combine strongly…
Marcel Marceau 2 – “Music conveys moods and images…
Maria Callas – “An opera begins long before…
Marilyn Manson – “Music is the strongest form…
Mark Twain 1 – “All of us contain music…
Mark Twain 2 – “We often feel sad in…
Maya Angelou – “Music was my refuge. I…
Mickey Hart – “Music is feeling. Once you…
Monserrat Caballé – “When a singer truly feels…
Nadia Boulanger 1 – “A great work of art…
Nadia Boulanger 2 – “The art of music is…
Napoleon Bonaparte – “Music is the voice that…
Nick Hornby – “I still maintain that music…
Nina Simone 1 – “Everything that happened to me…
Nina Simone 2 – “Jazz is not just music…
Ornette Coleman – “I’m interested in music, not…
Oscar Hammerstein II – “All the sounds of the…
Oscar Wilde – “Life has been your art…
Pablo Casals 1 – “I am perhaps the oldest…
Pablo Casals 2 – “Music is the divine way…
Pablo Casals 3 – “Music will save the…
Pablo de Sarasate – “For 37 years I’ve practiced…
Pat Conroy – “Without music, life is a…
Paul McCartney 1 – “When I write, there are…
Paul McCartney 2 – “In the end, the love…
Paul McCartney 3 – “Nothing pleases me more than…
Paul Simon 1 – “A man sees what he…
Paul Simon 2 – “Music is forever; music should…
Paul Simon 3 – “The words of the prophets…
Paul Simon 4 – “I don’t consider myself to…
Paul Simon 5 – “People often called us perfectionists…
Paul Whiteman – “Jazz tickles your muscles, symphonies…
Paula Cole – “For me music is a…
Pierre Boulez – “The aim of music is…
Rabindranath Tagore 1 – “Music fills the infinite between…
Rabindranath Tagore 2 – “Music is the purest form…
Ralph Waldo Emerson – “Music takes us out of…
Richard Strauss – “The human voice is the…
Richard Thompson – “Music is a great healer…
River Phoenix – “Music is a whole oasis…
Robert Fripp – “Music is the wine that…
Robert Schumann 1 – “For me, music is always…
Robert Schumann 2 – “In order to compose, all…
Roger Sessions – “What we ask of music…
Rosemary Dobson – “Wonder is music heard in…
Sam Rivers – “The great musicians are those…
Samuel Butler – “Life is like music, it…
Sarah McLachlan – “Music crosses barriers and…
Sergei Rachmaninov – “Music is enough for a…
Shinichi Suzuki – “Music exists for the purpose…
Sir Thomas Beecham – “Great music is that which…
Sting – “Songwriting is a kind of…
Sun Tzu – “There are not more than…
The Rolling Stones – “Lose your dream, you lose…
Thomas C. Haliburton – “There is music wherever there…
Thomas Carlyle 1 – “If you look deep enough…
Thomas Carlyle 2 – “Music is well said to…
Tom Morello – “A musician’s or artist’s responsibility…
Tori Amos – “Musically, I always allow myself…
Tre Cool – “Music has never been at…
Victor Hugo – “Music expresses that which cannot…
Virgil Thomson 1 – “I’ve never known a musician…
Virgil Thomson 2 – “Musicians own music because music…
W. H. Auden – “Music is the best means…
Walt Whitman – “All music is what awakes…
William Butler Yeats – “Who mocks at music mocks…
William Shakespeare – “Give me some music; music…
Willie Nelson – “I never gave up on…
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart – “Music, even in situations of…
Wyclef Jean – “When you need therapy, music…
Wynonna Judd – “When you are real in…
Yehudi Menuhin 1 – “I can only think of…
Yehudi Menuhin 2 – “Music creates order out of…