Favorite Music Quotes

Play the music, not the instrument. ~ Unknown

Music is the soundtrack of your life. ~ Dick Clark  

There’s only 2 types of music – good and bad. ~ Duke Ellington

Many people die with their music still in them. Why is this so? Too often it is because they are always getting ready to live. Before they know it, time runs out. ~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

Music is the medicine of the breaking heart. ~ Leigh Hunt

I worry that the person who thought up Muzak may be thinking up something else. ~ Lily Tomlin

There's something missing in the music industry today...and it's music. Songs you hear don't last, it's just product fed to you by the industry. ~ Jimmy Buffett

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

I was born with music inside me. Music was one of my parts. Like my ribs, my kidneys, my liver, my heart. Like my blood. It was a force already within me when I arrived on the scene. It was a necessity for me – like food or water. ~ Ray Charles

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

I’ve always felt that blues, rock n roll and country are just about a beat apart. ~ Waylon Jennings

When I was a teenager, I began to settle into school because I'd discovered the extracurricular activities that interested me: music and theater. ~ Morgan Freeman

We are always more anxious to be distinguished for a talent which we do not possess, than to be praised for the fifteen which we do possess. ~ Mark Twain

Use the talents you possess, for the woods would be very silent if no birds sang except the best. ~ Henry Van Dyke

"Sing, sing a song, make it simple to last your whole life long. Don't worry that it's not good enough for anyone else to hear, Just sing, sing a song" ~ Louis Prima