Music Quotes – Inspirational sayings!

Music Quotes


Some of my most favourite music quotes



“Music is the art of

Thinking with sounds”


Jules Combarieu (1859 – 1916)





“Where words leave off, music begins” 


Heinrich Heine (1797 – 1856)





“Music is the universal language of mankind”


Christopher North (1785 – 1854)




“There is no such

thing as an unmusical person”


 Hans Werner Henze (1926 -)



 “Your ears will always lead you correctly, but you must know why”


Anton von Webern (1883 – 1945)


“Do not try to be

 a genius in every bar” 


Gabriel Faure (1845 – 1924)





 “The art of interpretation is not to play what is written”


Pablo Casals (1876 – 1973)


 “If I don’t practise for one day, I know it; if I don’t practise for two days, the critics know it; if I don’t practise for three days, the audience knows it”


 Ignacy Jan Paderewski (1860 – 1941)



“Don’t just move to the music, listen to what

I’m saying”


 Bob Marley (1945 –1981)






About the author: darrenclaxton

Darren Claxton is a Songwriter, Musician, Producer and now BBC Radio artist, from Derbyshire UK. The music he writes is often heartfelt acoustic indie folk with a sprinkling of rock and country influences, with an occasional world music flavour as heard on his track ‘Dragonfly’ . But most of all, it's his passive emotive thoughts and feelings that are delivered through that soothing vocal, and intricate guitar playing of his.


That would be me singing and playing above. I have zero talent.

7 months ago

Aren't they great sayings? Love your guitar man! ?

7 months ago