What is music? We’ll let these famous music quotes answer

What is music?
While this question feels pretty much basic, it will be hard to come up with a solid definition. So we decided to let these nice people describe this… thing.

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

“If music be the food of love, play on.”
– William Shakespeare

“Where words fail, music speaks.”
– Hans Christian Andersen

“Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything.”
– Plato

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

“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

“Music is the strongest form of magic.”
– Marilyn Manson

“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 can change the world because it can change people.”
– Bono

“Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.”
–  Lao Tzu

“Next to the Word of God, the noble art of music is the greatest treasure in the world.”
– Martin Luther

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

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.”
– Ludwig van Beethoven

“The world’s most famous and popular language is music.”
– Psy

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

“The only love affair I have ever had was with music.”
– Maurice Ravel

“Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted oak.”
– William Congreve

“Music should be your escape.”
– Missy Elliott

“Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it.”
– John Lennon

“I see music as fluid architecture.”
– Joni Mitchell

“Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life.”
– Jean Paul

“Music, in performance, is a type of sculpture. The air in the performance is sculpted into something.”
– Frank Zappa

“Music is the soundtrack of your life.”
– Dick Clark

“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 a weapon in the war against unhappiness.”
– Jason Mraz

“Music is the arithmetic of sounds as optics is the geometry of light.”
– Claude Debussy

“Music became a healer for me.”
– Eric Clapton

So now you know the answer(s) to this question 🙂
And if not, that is Ok, you are in a good company:

“I don’t know anything about music. In my line you don’t have to.”
– Elvis Presley


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