Favorite Music Quotes


“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music…… I get most joy in life out of music”

― Albert Einstein

“I would teach children music, physics, and philosophy; but most importantly music, for the patterns in music and all the arts are the keys to learning.


I don’t sing because I’m happy. I’m happy because I sing.

―William James

“I don’t think I would have become President if it were not for my school music program.”

Bill Clinton

“Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.”

― Plato

“Music is … A higher revelation than all Wisdom & Philosophy”

― Ludwig van Beethoven

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

― Aaron Copland

“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.”

― Johnny Depp

“Music is the universal language of mankind.”

― Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.”

― Sarah Dessen

“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.”

― Robert Fripp

“Where words fail, music speaks.”

― Hans Christian Andersen

“Music is an outburst of the soul.”

― Frederick Delius

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”

― Confucius

“When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.”

― Henry David Thoreau

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

 ― Plato

“The fact that children can make beautiful music is less significant than the fact that music can make beautiful children.”

― Cherly Lavender

Music is the voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.

Napoleon Bonaparte

 “Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be a very silent if no birds sang except the best.”

Henry Van Dyke

“When it comes to igniting our children’s ability to learn and imagine, the arts must be just as central to our children’s education as the three R’s.”

Hillary Clinton

“If I had not studied music, there would be no Macintosh computers today.”

Jef Raskin

“Art and music education help children develop abstract thinking that helps them in the business world.”

Alex Greenspan

“It is music and dancing that makes me at peace with the world.”

―Nelson Mandela   

“I hear and I forget. I see and I remember. I do and I understand.”

― Confucius 

“Music is a more potent instrument than any other for education”


 “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer, it sings because it has a song.”

– Maya Angelou

“because artist begins with a vision 

A creative operation requiring effort.

Creativity takes courage.”

— Henri Matisse