A collection of proverbs, quotes and sayings about music and musicians. If you can’t say it, sing it.
A bell cricket is kept in its cage because of its song.
A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.
A painter's got a canvas. The writer's got reams of empty paper. A musician has silence.
A single tree makes no forest; one string makes no music.
A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy.
A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins.
Ebony and Ivory live together in perfect harmony
Side by side on my piano keyboard, Oh Lord why don't we?
Ebony and Ivory lyrics
Even the sharpest ear cannot hear an ant singing.
I'd rather be dead than singing "Satisfaction" when I'm forty-five.
If music be the food of love; play on.
If you can't say it, sing it.
If you don't know the blues… there's no point in picking up the guitar and playing rock and roll or any other form of popular music.
Keep a tree green in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.
Move your neck according to the music.
Music is God's gift to man, the only art of Heaven given to earth, the only art of earth we take to Heaven.
Walter Savage Landor
Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.
Jean Paul Richter
Music is my first love.
Music is spiritual. The music business is not.
Music is the color of sound.
Music is the medicine of the breaking heart.
Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.
Music is well said to be the speech of angels.
Silence is music to a wise man.
There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.
There is no woman who sleeps so deeply that the sound of a guitar won’t bring her to the window.
There's a basic rule which runs through all kinds of music, kind of an unwritten rule. I don't know what it is. But I've got it.
Those who can't dance blame it on the music.
To heaven for the music but to hell for a good conversation.
When Strauss was writing his music, it was dance music. Now it's classical music. So how can you tell me that in 50 years' time film music will not turn out to be classical music?
When the music changes, so does the dance.
Without music life would be a mistake.
Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzschef
Without music, life is a journey through a desert.
Writing a tune is like sculpting. You get four or five notes, you get one out and move one around, and you do a bit more and eventually, as the sculptor says, 'In that rock there is a statue, we have to go find it'.
You can catch a cricket in your hand but its song is all over the field.
You don't need any brains to listen to music.
You have the sun, you have the moon, you have the air that you breathe – and you have the Rolling Stones!