Great Music Quotes to Inspire You!

Need a bit of inspiration?

Let these piano quotes and great music quotes lift your spirits and bring a breath of fresh air into your practice room!

Remember - even if you are a beginner -

you are already a musician and a pianist.

Enjoy each moment!

Here are some creative ways to use quotes to stay inspired:

  • start a notebook and keep it at your piano
  • print quotes in beautiful fonts and frame them
  • put a neat piano quote in your email signature
  • put your favorite sayings on index cards and rotate them on your piano

Take a moment to relax and read through. Enjoy!

Inspiring Music and Piano Quotes

The piano is able to communicate the subtlest universal truths by means of wood, metal and vibrating air. Kenneth Miller


A painter paints pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. Leopold Stokowski

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

All deep things are song. It seems somehow the very central essence of us, song; as if all the rest were but wrappages and hulls! Thomas Carlyle

Without a piano I don't know how to stand, don't know what to do with my hands. Norah Jones

Without music life would be a mistake. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Take a music bath once or twice a week for a few seasons. You will find it is to the soul what a water bath is to the body. Oliver Wendell Holmes

If a composer could say what he had to say in words he would not bother trying to say it in music. Gustav Mahler

My piano is to me like the frigate to the mariner, the horse to the Arab; more than that even! Franz Liszt

There's music in the sighing of a reed; There's music in the gushing of a rill; There's music in all things, if men had ears: Their earth is but an echo of the spheres. Lord Byron Sonata by Firelight

Music is the poetry of the air. Richter

But when I first fell in love with the piano, I knew it was me. I was dying to play. Alicia Keys

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

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

My idea is that there is music in the air, music all around us; the world is full of it, and you simply take as much as you require. Edward Elgar

Life can't be all bad when for ten dollars you can buy all the Beethoven sonatas and listen to them for ten years. William F. Buckley, Jr.

Music cleanses the understanding; inspires it, and lifts it into a realm which it would not reach if it were left to itself. Henry Ward Beecher

Music's the medicine of the mind. John A. Logan

You are the music while the music lasts. T.S. Eliot

Music is the universal language of mankind. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

He who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once. Robert Browning

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

Music is an outburst of the soul. Frederick Delius

Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memory. Oscar Wilde

I'm an interpreter of stories. When I perform it's like sitting down at my piano and telling fairy stories. Nat King Cole

Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech, and it is above and beyond all words. Robert G. Ingersoll

When words leave off, music begins. Heinrich Heine

Music is the shorthand of emotion. Leo Tolstoy

Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory. Percy Bysshe Shelley

The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes - ah, that is where the art resides! Artur Schnabel

The discovery of song and the creation of musical instruments both owed their origin to a human impulse which lies much deeper than conscious intention: the need for rhythm in life? the need is a deep one, transcending thought, and disregarded at our peril. Richard Baker

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

Music is love in search of a word. Sidney Lanier

It is incontestable that music induces in us a sense of the infinite and the contemplation of the invisible. Victor de LaPrade

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life. Jean Paul Richter

Bach opens a vista to the universe. After experiencing him, people feel there is meaning to life after all. Helmut Walcha

There are so many ways that musicians, composers, and poets inspire us. I hope these music and piano quotes lift your spirit and give you motivation to keep playing piano!

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