Music quotes ... from famous musicians from Bach to Joplin and more. If you have a favorite saying that is not included in our collection, please add it to this page.
Use the words below to inspire your dream of being a musician or just to inspire your daily practice. Even if you are just a fan of music, you'll love the quotations below.
On stage, I make love to 25,000 different people, then go home alone.
The sweetest music is the sound of the voice of the woman we love.
Forget the notes so you can play them.
Don't play the saxophone. Let it play you.
I've come to realize that life is not a musical comedy, it's a Greek tragedy.
~ Billy Joel~
There is two kinds of music, the good and bad. I play the good kind.
~ Louis Armstrong~
Is not music the food of love?
It's easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself.
~ J.S. Bach~
The music in my heart I bore,
Long after it was heard no more.
There are more love songs than anything else. If songs could make you do something we'd all love one another.
~ Frank Zappa~
In a world of peace and love, music would be the universal language.
~Henry David Thoreau~
Lots of people who complained about us receiving the MBE received theirs for heroism in the war -- for killing people. We received ours for entertaining other people. I'd say we deserve ours more.
~ John Lennon~