Famous Quotes on Music and Well-Being: Part 2

By Whitney Hopler, Communications Coordinator

Music has the power to affect all of us – from triggering our emotions to energizing our bodies. No matter which musical genres you most enjoy, you can strengthen your well-being through music. Here are some more motivational quotes on music and well-being:

“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.” – Maria Augusta von Trapp

“If you are able to discover your own keynote or chord and play it over gently to yourself, you will revive as if by magic. Your keynote can be ascertained by listening to some good music. When the note is played it will send a thrill right through you.” – Vera Stanley Alder

“Our brains are wired from the beginning to process and understand music.” – Kimberly Moore

“Music is the universal language of mankind.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

“The knower of the mystery of sound knows the mystery of the whole universe” – Hazrat Inayat Khan

“At the root of all power and motion, there is music and rhythm, the play of patterned frequencies against the matrix of time. We know that every particle in the physical universe takes its characteristics from the pitch and pattern and overtones of its particular frequencies, its singing. Before we make music, music makes us.” – Joachim-Ernst Berendt

“Music is the vernacular of the human soul.” – Geoffrey Latham

“To enter into the initiation of sound, of vibration and mindfulness, is to take a giant step toward consciously knowing the soul. There are hundreds of accurate models for this great journey inward. Each requires belief and discipline as well as the will to allow the inner and outer worlds to relate. Listening, learning, study, and practice are important tools. But we need the courage to enter into ourselves with the great respect and mystery that combines the faith of a child, the abandon of a mystic, and the true wisdom of an old shaman.” – Don G. Campbell

“Music raises in the mind of the hearer great conceptions: it strengthens and advances praise into rapture.” – Joseph Addison

“Healing relies on an openness to the whole; a willingness to relinquish whatever frustrates or delays – mistaken ideas, negative feelings, poor diet, inadvisable lifestyle – and to accept a wider spectrum of responses with new ideas, experience, and priorities. Healing is communication; and music, in its universal nature, is total communication. In the deepest mysteries of music are the inspirations, the pathways, and the healing which lead to oneness and unity.” – Olivea Dewhurst-Maddock

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

“You can look at disease as a form of disharmony. And there’s no organ system in the body that’s not affected by sound and music and vibration.” – Mitchell Gaynor, M.D.

“Music…will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.” – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“Music expresses that which cannot be said and on which it is impossible to be silent.” – Victor Hugo

“There is a song reaching the whole earth, written from patience, love and prayer. Neither violent nor assertive, it is peace begetting peace, love made manifest. Listen to it with the ear of your heart; let it go deep within. Open to the sound, to the holy words, to the life of which it sings.” – Katharine Le Mée

“Music is the melody whose text is the world.”Arthur Shopenhauer

“Love is like a violin. The music may stop now and then, but the strings remain forever.” – June Masters Bacher

“Music is the medicine of the breaking heart.”Leigh Hunt

“Just as certain selections of music will nourish the physical body and your emotional layer, so other musical works will bring greater health to your mind.” – Hal A. Lingerman

“Music is a therapy. It is a communication far more powerful than words, far more immediate, far more efficient.” – Yehudi Menuhin

“Music has touched the human soul across all boundaries of time, space, and genre. … Perhaps, in its vibratory nature, music opens us to a greater appreciation of our essential connectedness to the cosmos, our oneness with all that is.” –  Balfour M. Mount

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