This is a collection of my favorite music quotes. Post them by your harp to remind yourself why you love to play!
Music can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
Music gives people a voice that is uniquely theirs . . .
Music melts all the separate parts of our bodies together.
Simplicity is the final achievement. After one has played a vast quantity of notes and more notes, it is simplicity that emerges as the crowning reward of art.
Music has to breathe and sweat. You have to play it live.
If you learn music, you’ll learn most all there is to know.
Music is nothing separate from me. It is me… You’d have to remove the music surgically.
Good music is good no matter what kind of music it is.
You are the music while the music lasts.
~T. S. Eliot
Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.
Music can change the world.
~Ludwig Van Beethoven
There’s nothing remarkable about it. All one has to do is hit the right keys at the right time and the instrument plays itself.
~Johann Sebastian Bach
Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossile to be silent.
Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world.
Just as certain selections of music will nourish your physical body and your emotional layer, so other musical works will bring greater health to your mind.
~Hal A. Lingerman
The best music… is essentially there to provide you something.
Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words. ~Robert G. Ingersoll
Music is the medicine of the breaking heart. ~Leigh Hunt
Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies. ~Edward George Bulwer-Lytton
Music is love in search of a word. ~Sidney Lanier
Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~Berthold Auerbach
Without music life would be a mistake. ~Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche
He who sings scares away his woes. ~Cervantes
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
A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. ~Leopold Stokowski
All deep things are song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls! ~Thomas Carlyle
The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes – ah, that is where the art resides! ~Artur Schnabel
If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music. ~Gustav Mahler
Music is the poetry of the air. ~Richter
My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require. ~Edward Elgar
Play the music, not the instrument. ~Author Unknown
I worry that the person who thought up Muzak may be thinking up something else. ~Lily Tomlin