QuoteProverbs

Music

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

Music – Bandarban Bangladesh



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

Japanese


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


Even the sharpest ear cannot hear an ant singing.

Sudanese


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

Mick Jagger


If music be the food of love; play on.

William Shakespeare


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


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

Chinese proverb


Move your neck according to the music.

Ethiopian proverb


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.

Mandy Moore


Music is spiritual. The music business is not.

Van Morrison


Music is the color of sound.


Music is the medicine of the breaking heart.

Leigh Hunt


Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.

Robert Fripp


Music is well said to be the speech of angels.

Thomas Carlyle


Silence is music to a wise man.

Turkish proverb


There is always Music amongst the trees in the Garden, but our hearts must be very quiet to hear it.

Minnie Aumonier


There is no woman who sleeps so deeply that the sound of a guitar won’t bring her to the window.

Spanish proverb


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.

Ron Wood


Those who can't dance blame it on the music.

Jamaican proverb


To heaven for the music but to hell for a good conversation.

French proverb


When the music changes, so does the dance.

African Proverb


Without music life would be a mistake.

Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzschef


Without music, life is a journey through a desert.

Pat Conroy


You can catch a cricket in your hand but its song is all over the field.

Madagascar


You don't need any brains to listen to music.

Luciano Pavarotti


You have the sun, you have the moon, you have the air that you breathe – and you have the Rolling Stones!

Keith Richards