QUOTES ABOUT MUSIC
27 Powerful & Insightful Quotes About Music
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A curated collection of quotes about music that capture the magic of sound.

 

Since antiquity great philosphers have mused about music, sound and harmony. And, because this blog is, in part, also about singing bowls, I want to start with the quote by Peter Hess, creator of the sound massage.

“The sound of the singing bowl touches our innermost soul and brings it into vibration. The sound breaks tension, mobilizes self healing forces, and sets free creative energies.”

So, in ode to my love of music, and its magical splendor, here are my top 27 inspirational quotes about music:

Music Quotes: “Music is the mediator between the life of the senses and the life of the spirit.” ~ Beethoven
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“Music is the mediator between the life of the senses and the life of the spirit.”
“Listen, my son, to the voice of your God and open wide the ears of your heart.”
~ St. Benoit Founder of the Gregorian chant (9th Century)

“Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies. It wanders perturbedly through the halls and galleries of the memory, and is often heard again, distinct and living, as when it first displaced the wavelets of the air.”

~Lord Edward Bulwer Lytton (1803-1873)

“Ah, music, sacred tongue of God! I hear thee calling and I come.”

~Confucius (551-479)

“Music is well said to be the voice of Angels.”

~Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Quotes about Music: "Listening is nothing less than our 'royal route' to the Devine." Dr. Alfred A. Tomatis
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“Listening is nothing less than our ‘royal route’ to the divine.”

“A wise man seeks by music to strengthen his soul: the thoughtless one uses it to stifle his fears.”
~ Confucius (551-479 BC)

“People say that the soul, on hearing the song of creation, entered the body, but in reality the soul itself was the song.

~ Hafiz (1320-1390)

“Do you know that our soul is composed of harmony.”

~ Leonardo da Vinci, Notebooks (1451-1519) 

Each celestial body, in fact each and every atom, produces a particular sound on account of its movement, its rhythm or vibration. All these sounds and vibrations form a universal harmony in which each element, while having it’s own function and character, contributes to the whole.

Pythagoras (569-475 BC)

Quotes About Music: “By harmony all phenomena are formed and sustained. There is a scientific statement to the effect that this earth is a vast harmonic wave system that is built and sustained by unheard music.” ~ Corinne Heline
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“By harmony all phenomena are formed and sustained. There is a scientific statement to the effect that this earth is a vast harmonic wave system that is built and sustained by unheard music.”

“To the Greeks, the supreme function of music was to “praise the gods and educate the youth”. In Egypt… Initiatory music was heard only in Temple rites because it carried the vibratory rhythms of other worlds and of a life beyond the mortal.”
~ Plutarch (46-120 AD)
Quotes About Music: “See deep enough, and you see musically; the heart of nature being everywhere music…” ~ Thomas Carlyle
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“See deep enough, and you see musically; the heart of nature being everywhere music…”

~ Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Quotes About Music: “He that divines the secret of my music is freed from the unhappiness that haunts the whole world of men.” ~ Beethoven
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“He that divines the secret of my music is freed from the unhappiness that haunts the whole world of men.”

~ Beethoven (1770-1827)

Quotes about Music: “Music is the art of the prophets, the only art that can calm the agitations of the soul.” ~ Martin Luther
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Music is the art of the prophets, the only art that can calm the agitations of the soul.

~ Martin Luther (1483-1546)

“Sounds are the echo of the “Harmony of the Spheres” which man took into himself when he came down from the divine-spiritual world into the physical world.”

~ Dr. Rudolf Steiner (1861-1925)

“In the germ, when the first trace of life begins to stir, music is the nurse of the soul; it murmurs in the ear, and the child sleeps; the tones are companions of his dreams- they are the world in which he lives”

~ Bettina Skrzypczak (1962- )

“The pre-natal environment …an image of the womb as an auditory paradise, a condition of “super hearing” to which we aspire throughout our lives to return.”

~ Tim Wilson (contemporary)

Quotes about Music: “If you learn music, you’ll learn history. If you learn music, you’ll learn mathematics. If you learn music, you’ll learn most all there is to learn.” ~ Edgar Cayce
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“If you learn music, you’ll learn mathematics. If you learn music, you’ll learn most all there is to learn.”

“I tell you truly, when we are born, we enter the world with the sound of God in our ears, even the singing of the vast chorus of the sky, and the holy chant of the stars in their fixed rounds; it is the Holy Stream of Sound.”
~ Edmond Bordeaux Szekely (translation of the Essene Gospel of Peace) (1900-1979)

“Some of the Fathers went so far as to esteem the love of music a sign of predestination, as a thing divine, and reserved for the felicities of heaven itself.”

~ Sir William Temple (1628-1699)

“The profound meaning of music’s essential aim… is to produce a communion, a union of man with his fellow man with the Supreme Being”

~ Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

““There’s not the smallest orb which thou behold’st But in his motion like an angel sings.””

~ William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Quotes About Music: “See deep enough, and you see musically; the heart of nature being everywhere music…” ~ Thomas Carlyle
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“Many say that life entered the human body by the help of music, but the truth is that life itself is music.”

~ Hafiz (1320-1390)

Quotes about Music: “Music is the art of the prophets, the only art that can calm the agitations of the soul.” ~ Martin Luther
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“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.”

~ Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Quotes About Music: “He that divines the secret of my music is freed from the unhappiness that haunts the whole world of men.” ~ Beethoven
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The octave formed a circle and gave our noble earth its form.”

~ Pythagoras (569-475 BC)

I hope you enjoyed the inspirational quotes about music, sound and harmony.

Do you have a favorite inspirational snow quote? I’d like to read about it in the comments below.

About the Author: Margit Willems Whitaker is the founder of AISMT & Healing Sound Vibrations Academy. When she’s not coaching clients or writing content for an upcoming course and her blogs she’s probably off on a new adventure. Why not say hello to her on Facebook?
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