Famous Quotes on Music and Well-Being: Part 1

By Whitney Hopler, Communications Coordinator

Music is often called the universal language because it’s a foundational part of our world and we can all relate to it well. Listening to music and expressing ourselves through music is so powerful that it is a popular way of healing stress and exercising creativity. Here are some famous motivational quotes on the well-being benefits of music:

“Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.” – Paul Simon

“Do you know that your soul is composed of harmony?” – Leonardo da Vinci

“Music is to me like breathing. I don’t get tired of breathing, so I don’t get tired of music!”- Ray Charles

“Music is the mediator between the spiritual and the sensual life.”- Ludwig van Beethoven

“If you want to know the secrets of the universe, think in terms of energy, frequency and vibration.” – Nikola Tesla

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” – Confucius

“Music is the art of the prophets and the gifts of God.” – Martin Luther

Words make you think a thought. Music makes you feel a feeling. A song makes you feel a thought.” – E.Y. Harburg

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

“Musical training is a more potent instrument than any other in the integration of the human being because rhythm and harmony find their way into the inward places of the soul on which they mightily fasten, imparting grace, and making the soul of him who is rightly educated truly graceful.” – Plato

“One good thing about music is that when it hits you, you feel no pain.” Bob Marley

“Music, the greatest good that mortals know, and all of heaven we have below.” – John Addison

“Music offers a record of history and human experience that words and images cannot. music has a unique ability to convey memory. Both song texts and tunes can remind us of people, places, and events, accessing an ancient ‘hard drive’ of historical memory.” – Marion Jacobson

“There is nothing in the world so much like prayer as music is.” – William P. Merrill

“Life is a symphony, and the action of every person in this life is the playing of his particular part in the music.” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

“Music is the wine that fills the cup of silence.” – Robert Fripp

“Music is a safe king of high.”Jimmy Hendrix

Music has a great power for bringing people together. With so many forces in this world acting to drive wedges between people, it’s important to preserve those things that help us experience our common humanity.” – Ted Turner

“Alas for those who never sing, but die with all their music in them!” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“Music is that voice that tells us that the human race is greater than it knows.” –  Napoleon Bonaparte

“Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons, and you will find that it is to the soul what the water bath is to the body.” – Oliver Wendell Holmes

“At that elusive moment when we transcend our ordinary performance and feel in harmony with something else – whether it’s a glorious sunset, inspiring music or another human being – our studies have shown that what we are really coming in sync with is ourselves. Not only do we feel more relaxed and at peace, but this entrained state increases our ability to perform well and offers numerous health benefits.” – Doc Childre and Howard Martin

“Rhythm is the soul of life. The whole universe revolves in rhythm. Everything and every human action revolves in rhythm.” – Baba Tunji

“The power of music to integrate and cure … is quite fundamental. It is the profoundest non-chemical medication.” – Oliver Sacks

“I think music in itself is healing. It’s an explosive expression of humanity. It’s something we are all touched by. No matter what culture we’re from, everyone loves music.” – Billy Joel

“Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life.” – Berthold Auerbach

“The earth has music for those who listen.” – William Shakespeare