A collection of proverbs, quotes and sayings about music and musicians. If you can’t say it, sing it.

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A bell cricket is kept in its cage because of its song.


A bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.

Chinese proverb

A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges.

Benny Green

A painter's got a canvas. The writer's got reams of empty paper. A musician has silence.

Keith Richards

A single tree makes no forest; one string makes no music.

Chinese proverb

A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy.

Albert Einstein

A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins.

Laurie Colwin

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

Aldous Huxley

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
Paul McCartney

Even the sharpest ear cannot hear an ant singing.


Film is one of the three universal languages, the other two: mathematics and music.

Frank Capra

I believe we should encourage children to sing and play instruments from an early age.

Mick Jagger

I know it's only Rock & Roll, but I like it.

The Rolling Stones

I'd rather be dead than singing "Satisfaction" when I'm forty-five.

Mick Jagger

I've grown up with my parents' music tastes, listening to Fleetwood Mac and the Rolling Stones.

Saoirse Ronan

If music be the food of love; play on.

William Shakespeare

If you can walk you can dance. If you can talk you can sing.

Zimbabwe proverb
You don't have to be perfect to enjoy life.

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.

Keith Richards

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.

Keith Richards

It's the singer, not the song.

The Rolling Stones

Keep a tree green in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.

Chinese proverb

Listen to them - the children of the night. What music they make!

Bram Stoker
(This refers to the singing of wolves.)

Mathematics is the music of reason.

James Joseph Sylvester

Move your neck according to the music.

Ethiopian proverb

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