Quotes on Music

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”

– Aldous Huxley

“If music be the food of love, play on.”

– William Shakespeare

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.”

– Victor Hugo

“To sing well and to dance well is to be well-educated.”

– Plato

“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”

– Plato

“Without music, life is a journey through a desert.”

– Pat Conroy, author

“Music is the shorthand of emotion.”

– Leo Tolstoy

“Everything has rhythm.  Everything dances.”

– Maya Angelou

“The Greeks said that astronomy and music were two sides of the same coin.  Astronomy was seen as the study of relationships between observable, permanent, external objects, and music was seen as the study of relationships between invisible, internal, hidden objects.  Music has a way of finding the big, invisible moving pieces inside our hearts and souls and helping us figure out the position of things inside us.”

– Karl Paulnack, Boston Conservatory, Director of Music Division

“If you can walk, you can dance.  If you can talk, you can sing.”

– Zimbabwean proverb

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”

– Lao Tzu, founder of Taoism