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If you follow me on Twitter, you know that I enjoy sharing famous sayings, particularly those that are uplifting and will make you smile.  As a musician, I also love inspirational music quotes.  Little nuggets of wisdom that perfectly capture the essence of music, and its importance in our lives.

I’ve collected some famous quotes about music.  Some you may recognize, and hopefully others will be a wonderful surprise.  Enjoy the photo gallery of musicians, too.  Can’t you just feel their energy?

If I missed your favorite inspirational music quote, please leave a comment with the saying and source.

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

Painting on Silence (image from Darin Barry on Flickr)

Painting on Silence (image from Darin Barry on Flickr)

He who sings scares away his woes.  ~Cervantes

Who can feel woeful when singing? (image from mseckington on Flickr)

Who can feel woeful when singing? (image from mseckington on Flickr)

Music is what feelings sound like.~Author Unknown

What feelings sound like (image from rockonmu on Flickr)

What feelings sound like (image from rockonmu on Flickr)

Music was my refuge.  I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.  ~Maya Angelou, Gather Together in My Name

Music as a refuge (image from stephenvance on Flickr)

Music as a refuge (image from stephenvance on Flickr)

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons.  You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body.  ~Oliver Wendell Holmes

Would you take a music bath? (image from DeusXFlorida on Flickr)

Would you take a music bath? (image from DeusXFlorida on Flickr)

Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.  ~Edward George Bulwer-Lytton

Admitting music to the soul (image from rolands.lakis on Flickr)

Admitting music to the soul (image from rolands.lakis on Flickr)

If I were to begin life again, I would devote it to music.  It is the only cheap and unpunished rapture upon earth.  Sydney Smith

Devote life to music (image from John-Morgan on Flickr)

Devote life to music (image from John-Morgan on Flickr)

Music is love in search of a word.  ~Sidney Lanier

"Love in search of a word" (photo from james_eminence on Flickr)

“Love in search of a word” (photo from james_eminence on Flickr)

Life is one grand, sweet song, so start the music.  ~Ronald Reagan

After all these inspirational music quotes, perhaps you’d now like to take a musical journey?
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Please Share Marcome’s Music if you like it! Thank you! ?: Thanks for your comments. Marcomé

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As you may know, I love to collect inspirational quotes!  You’ll find them in my Twitter stream.  You’ll hear them in my songs.  You’ll even find them taped to my mirror at my home.


Much like we read to know we are not alone (C.S. Lewis), listening to music can be just the thing your soul needs.  Music can provide a connection to fond memories, and may speak to a deep part of our humanity.  No wonder so many people have made profound, uplifting quotes about music and life.


I’d love to share a few more of my favorites!


(image from prakhar on Flickr)


 Music can bring us closer to heaven on earth (image from prakhar on Flickr)



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


There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is.  – William P. Merrill


Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.  – Robert Fripp


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


Lost souls are found in music (image from Lin Pernille Photography on Flickr)


Lost souls are found in music (image from Lin Pernille Photography on Flickr)



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


Words make you think a thought,  Music makes you feel a feeling.  A song makes you feel a thought. – E.Y. Harburg


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


Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.  – Paul Simon


(image from qassaam on Flickr)


What images come to mind when you listen to your favorite song? (image from qassaam on Flickr)



Music is the vernacular of the human soul. – Geoffrey Latham


Its language is a language which the soul alone understands, but which the soul can never translate.  ~Arnold Bennett


Music has been my playmate, my lover, and my crying towel. – Buffy Sainte-Marie


Alas for those that never sing, but die with all their music in them! – Oliver Wendell Holmes


Travel to a peaceful place through song (image from Benjamin Rossen on Flickr)


Travel to a peaceful place through song (image from Benjamin Rossen on Flickr)



Music is the medicine of the breaking heart.  ~Leigh Hunt


Most people use music as a couch; they want to be pillowed on it, relaxed and consoled for the stress of daily living.  But serious music was never meant to be soporific.  -Aaron Copland


Music is the key to the female heart. – Johann G. Seume


Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever. – June Masters Bacher


Can you hear your feelings? (image from Dan Zen on Flickr)


Can you hear your feelings? (image from Dan Zen on Flickr)



Now that you’ve enjoyed some of my favorite music quotes, perhaps you’d like to listen to my favorite ambient music artists?


If you liked this post, be sure to see Inspirational Music Quotes, Improve your health with meditation, The sound of Silence, Ambient music therapy, Treat your body like a temple, Music for the Changing Seasons.

Please Share Marcome’s Music if you like it! Thank you! ?: Thanks for your comments. Marcomé

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