Music Quotes

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Ludwig van Beethoven
“Music is ... A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy”
Ludwig van Beethoven

Maya Angelou
“Everything in the universe has a rhythm, everything dances. ”
Maya Angelou

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
“A man should hear a little music, read a little poetry, and see a fine picture every day of his life, in order that worldly cares may not obliterate the sense of the beautiful which God has implanted in the human soul.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Bob Dylan
“Play it fuckin' loud!”
Bob Dylan

“Music is to the soul what words are to the mind.”
Modest Mouse, Modest Mouse - Good News for People Who Love Bad News

Lady Gaga
“I had a boyfriend who told me I’d never succeed, never be nominated for a Grammy, never have a hit song, and that he hoped I’d fail. I said to him, ‘Someday, when we’re not together, you won’t be able to order a cup of coffee at the fucking deli without hearing or seeing me.”
Lady Gaga

Bob Marley
“I don't stand for black man's side, I don't stand for white man's side, I stand for God's side.”
Bob Marley

Taylor Swift
“Everybody has that point in their life where you hit a crossroads and you've had a bunch of bad days and there's different ways you can deal with it and the way I dealt with it was I just turned completely to music.”
Taylor Swift

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

Suzanne Collins
“Because when he sings...even the birds stop to listen.”
Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games

Keith Richards
“If you're going to kick authority in the teeth, you might as well use two feet.”
Keith Richards, Keith Richards: In His Own Words

Jonathan Safran Foer
“Songs are as sad as the listener.”
Jonathan Safran Foer, Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Bob Dylan
“A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and gets to bed at night, and in between he does what he wants to do.”
Bob Dylan

Johnny Depp
“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can't.”
Johnny Depp

Leo Tolstoy
“A quiet secluded life in the country, with the possibility of being useful to people to whom it is easy to do good, and who are not accustomed to have it done to them; then work which one hopes may be of some use; then rest, nature, books, music, love for one's neighbor — such is my idea of happiness.”
Leo Tolstoy, Family Happiness

Maggie Stiefvater
“You're like a song that I heard when I was a little kid but forgot I knew until I heard it again.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Lament: The Faerie Queen's Deception

Mary Gaitskill
“My ambition was to live like music.”
Mary Gaitskill

Bob Dylan
“I accept chaos, I'm not sure whether it accepts me.”
Bob Dylan

Carson McCullers
“Next to music, beer was best.”
Carson McCullers, The Heart Is a Lonely Hunter

Jerry Seinfeld
“Somebody just gave me a shower radio. Thanks a lot. Do you really want music in the shower? I guess there's no better place to dance than a slick surface next to a glass door.”
Jerry Seinfeld

Hans Christian Andersen
“Where words fail, music speaks.”
Hans Christian Andersen

Gerard Way
“If you look in the mirror and don't like what you see, you can find out first hand what it's like to be me.”
Gerard Way

Lester Bangs
“The first mistake of art is to assume that it's serious.”
Lester Bangs

Aaron Copland
“To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.”
Aaron Copland

Tori Amos
“Girls you've gotta know when it's time to turn the page.”
Tori Amos, Tori Amos: From the Choirgirl Hotel

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
“Music is the universal language of mankind.”
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

Tom Waits
“My kids are starting to notice I'm a little different from the other dads. "Why don't you have a straight job like everyone else?" they asked me the other day.

I told them this story:
In the forest, there was a crooked tree and a straight tree. Every day, the straight tree would say to the crooked tree, "Look at me...I'm tall, and I'm straight, and I'm handsome. Look at you...you're all crooked and bent over. No one wants to look at you." And they grew up in that forest together. And then one day the loggers came, and they saw the crooked tree and the straight tree, and they said, "Just cut the straight trees and leave the rest." So the loggers turned all the straight trees into lumber and toothpicks and paper. And the crooked tree is still there, growing stronger and stranger every day.”
Tom Waits

Edith Sitwell
“My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence.”
Edith Sitwell

C. JoyBell C.
“You've got this life and while you've got it, you'd better kiss like you only have one moment, try to hold someone's hand like you will never get another chance to, look into people's eyes like they're the last you'll ever see, watch someone sleeping like there's no time left, jump if you feel like jumping, run if you feel like running, play music in your head when there is none, and eat cake like it's the only one left in the world!”
C. JoyBell C.

Osho
“To be creative means to be in love with life. You can be creative only if you love life enough that you want to enhance its beauty, you want to bring a little more music to it, a little more poetry to it, a little more dance to it.”
Osho