Music Proverbs

Sayings about Music

When the music changes, so does the dance. ~ African Proverb

Love begins with song and music and ends in a sea of tears. ~ Italian Proverbs

When girls whistle, the Holy Virgin cries. ~ Luxembourg Proverb

There is no woman who sleeps so deeply that the sound of a guitar won’t bring her to the window. ~ Spanish Proverbs

Those who cant dance blame it on the music. ~ Jamaican Proverb

Move your neck according to the music. ~ Ethiopian Proverb

To heaven for the music but to hell for a good conversation. ~ French Proverb

Silence is music to a wise man. ~ Turkish Proverb

The mouth is not sweetened by saying “Honey, honey.” So the music, so the people. ~ Turkish Proverbs

Music helps not the toothache. ~ Traditional Proverb

A silent mouth is musical. ~ Irish Proverbs

Heavenly music is interpreted differently by everyone. ~ Chinese Proverb

Quotations about Music

Without music life would be a mistake. ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzschef

Music is well said to be the speech of angels. ~ Thomas Carlyle

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

If music be the food of love; play on. ~ William Shakespeare Quotes

Music fills the infinite between two souls. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

If one hears bad music, it is one’s duty to drown it by one’s conversation. ~ Oscar Wilde Quotes

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life. ~ Jean Paul Richter

Music is what I breath, what I love to do. It keeps me alive. ~ Miley Cyrus

Music is only love looking for words. ~ Lawrence Durrell

Music is the wine which inspires one to new generative processes, and I am Bacchus who presses out this glorious wine for mankind and makes them spiritually drunken. ~ Ludwig van Beethoven

Only sick music makes money today. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Without music, life is a journey through a desert. ~ Pat Conroy

It is incontestable that music induces in us a sense of the infinite and the contemplation of the invisible. ~ Victor de LaPrade

The music in my heart I bore, Long after it was heard no more. ~ William Wordsworth

Music is the harmonious voice of creation; an echo of the invisible world. ~ Giuseppe Mazzini

Music does bring people together. It allows us to experience the same emotions. People everywhere are the same in heart and spirit. ~ Author Unknown

No music is so pleasant to my ears as that word father. ~ Lydia M. Child

Music is the art of thinking with sounds. ~ Jules Combarieu

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

Good music is very close to primitive language. ~ Denis Diderot

It is easier to understand a nation by listening to its music than by learning its language. ~ Author Unknown

Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music. ~ Sergei Rachmaninov

Music, the greatest good that mortals know, And all of heaven we have below. ~ Joseph Addison Quotes

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

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

Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life. ~ Ludwig Van Beethoven

Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory. ~ Oscar Wilde

Music is a beautiful opiate, if you don’t take it too seriously. ~ Henry Miller

Modern music is as dangerous as cocaine. ~ Pietro Mascagni

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

Music is the cup which holds the wine of silence. ~ Robert Fripp

Of all noises, I think music is the least disagreeable. ~ Samuel Johnson

Music is my first love. ~ Mandy Moore

True music must repeat the thought and inspirations of the people and the time. ~ George Gershwin

Life can’t be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years. ~ William F. Buckley, Jr.

Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing. ~ John Erskine

Next to theology I give music the highest place of honor. ~ Martin Luther

Music and woman I cannot but give way to, whatever my business is. ~ Samuel Pepys

If the King loves music, it is well with the land. ~ Mencius

In music the passions enjoy themselves. ~ Nietzsche

When words leave off, music begins. ~ Heinrich Heine

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. ~ Berthold Auerbach

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

Music is an outburst of the soul. ~ Frederick Delius

All good music resembles something. Good music stirs by its mysterious resemblance to the objects and feelings which motivated it. ~ Jean Cocteau

Music is the shorthand of emotion. ~ Leo Tolstoy

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

Love cannot express the idea of music, while music may give an idea of love. ~ Louis-Hector Berlioz

All the sounds of the earth are like music. ~ Oscar Hammerstein II

Music is nothing but unconscious arithmetic. ~ Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Music is what life sounds like. ~ Eric Olson

Music is the pleasure the human mind experiences from counting without being aware that it is counting. ~ Gottfried Leibniz

Extraordinary how potent cheap music is. ~ Noel Coward

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

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

Music is the universal language of mankind. ~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Music is spiritual. The music business is not. ~ Van Morrison

Music is the refuge of souls ulcerated by happiness. ~ E. M. Cioran

What passion cannot music raise and quell! ~ John Dryden

Music is the poetry of the air. ~ Richter

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

Music is God’s gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven. ~ Walter Savage Landor

Where words fail, music speaks. ~ Hans Christian Andersen

If in the after life there is not music, we will have to import it. ~ Doménico Cieri Estrada

Music should never be harmless. ~ Robbie Robertson

Music and rhythm find their way into the secret places of the soul. ~ Plato

Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try. ~ Mary Kay Ash

If you look deep enough you will see music; the heart of nature being everywhere music. ~ Thomas Carlyle

Music is the color of sound. ~ Author unknown

He who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once. ~ Robert Browning

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end. ~ Igor Stravinsky

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

You are the music while the music lasts. ~ T.S. Eliot

The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music; they should be taught to love it instead. ~ Igor Stravinsky

Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.~ John Christian Bovee

Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought. ~ Author Unknown

Music is the only sensual pleasure without vice. ~ Samuel Johnson

Great music is that which penetrates the ear with facility and leaves the memory with difficulty. Magical music never leaves the memory. ~ Sir Thomas Beecham

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

Music of all the arts has the most influence on the passions and the legislator should give it the greatest encouragement. ~ Napoleon Bonaparte Quotes

The effects of good music are not just because it’s new; on the contrary music strikes us more the more familiar we are with it. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe  Quotes

Were it not for music, we might in these days say, the Beautiful is dead. ~ Benjamin Disraeli

Life without music would be a mistake. ~ Friedrich Nietzsche

Music can name the unnamable and communicate the unknowable. ~ James Duffecy

Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends. ~ Alphonse de Lamartine

When people hear good music, it makes them homesick for something they never had, and never will have. ~ Edgar Watson Howe

Music is a readily available, highly effective tool that you use to improve both your cognitive and physical abilities. ~ Arthur Winter

The music of life is in danger of being lost in the music of the voice. ~ Mahatma Gandhi Quotes

The joy of music should never be interrupted by a commercial. ~ Leonard Bernstein

Music is the brandy of the damned. ~ George Bernard Shaw Quotes

Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes.~ Bill Cosby

Music is the soul of language. ~ Max Heindel

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

Music is what feelings sound like. ~ Author Unknown

Life exists for the love of music or beautiful things. ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton

Life is like music; it must be composed by ear, feeling, and instinct, not by rule. ~ Samuel Butler

Life is a song. Love is the music. ~ Author Unknown

Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn. ~ Charlie Parker

Music is a higher revelation than philosophy. ~ Ludwig Van Beethoven

Oh, the brave Music of a distant drum! ~ Omar Khayyam

Music begins to atrophy when it departs too far from the dance… poetry begins to atrophy when it gets too far from music. ~ Ezra Pound

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 melts all the separate parts of our bodies together. ~ Anaïs Nin

Nothing is capable of being well set to music that is not nonsense. ~ Joseph Addison Quotes

There are three things I have loved but never understood. Art, music and women. ~ Bernard Le Bovier Fontenelle

Men profess to be lovers of music, but for the most part they give no evidence in their opinions and lives that they have heard it. ~ Henry David Thoreau

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

Music and silence combine strongly because music is done with silence, and silence is full of music. ~ Marcel Marceau

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

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

The English may not like music, but they absolutely love the noise it makes. ~ Sir Thomas Beecham

Music expresses that which can not be said and on which it is impossible to be silent. ~ Victor Hugo

If classical music is the state of the art, then the arts are in a sad state. ~ Frank Zappa

Music is a friend of labor for it lightens the task by refreshing the nerves and spirit of the worker. ~ William Green

Music causes us to think eloquently. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Music is nothing but unconscious arithmetic. ~ Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz

Music when healthy, is the teacher of perfect order, and when depraved, the teacher of perfect disorder. ~ John Ruskin

Music’s the medicine of the mind. ~ John A. Logan

Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears form the eyes of woman. ~ Ludwig Van Beethoven

Music is the effort we make to explain to ourselves how our brains work. We listen to Bach transfixed because this is listening to a human mind. ~ Lewis Thomas

Music was invented to confirm human loneliness. ~ Lawrence Durrell

Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue. ~ Plato

I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music. ~ Billy Joel

You don’t need any brains to listen to music. ~ Luciano Pavarotti

The pleasure we feel in music springs from the obedience which is in it. ~ Henry David Thoreau

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