Please see below for our pick of the greatest quotes about music.

Music Expresses That Which Cannot Be Put Into Words

“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
– Victor Hugo

Those Who Were Seen Dancing

“And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche

If Music Be The Food of Love

“If music be the food of love, play on. Give me excess of it that surfeiting, the appetite may sicken, and so die.”
– William Shakespeare

Let Life Be Like Music

“Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead. Let life be like music. And death a note unsaid.”
– Langston Hughes

That Which Comes Nearest To Expressing The Inexpressible

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

Music is THE BEST

“Information is not knowledge. Knowledge is not wisdom. Wisdom is not truth. Truth is not beauty. Beauty is not love. Love is not music. Music is THE BEST.”
– Frank Zappa

Mozart Tells You What It’s Like To Be Human

“Beethoven tells you what it’s like to be Beethoven and Mozart tells you what it’s like to be human. Bach tells you what it’s like to be the universe.”
– Douglas Adams

Heard Melodies Are Sweet

“Heard melodies are sweet, but those unheard are sweeter: therefore, ye soft pipes, play on.”
– John Keats

I’ll Dance With You In Vienna

“And I’ll dance with you in Vienna, I’ll be wearing a river’s disguise. The hyacinth wild on my shoulder my mouth on the dew of your thighs. And I’ll bury my soul in a scrapbook, with the photographs there and the moss. And I’ll yield to the flood of your beauty, my cheap violin and my cross.”
– Leonard Cohen