Music Quotes: A Collection
by Famous Musicians

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.

~Janis Joplin~

The sweetest music is the sound of the voice of the woman we love.

~La Bruyere~

Music Quotes

Forget the notes so you can play them.

~Jan Sardi~

Don't play the saxophone. Let it play you.

~Charlie Parker~

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?

~Richard Sheridan~

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.

~William Wordsworth~

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~

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