Everybody loves a good quote. Quotes can inspire. They can make us take action. They can give us hope. They can give us that extra push we need to get something done.
They can also make us laugh. They can make us realize how silly some things can be.
I love quotes. I love sharing quotes. With that in mind, I wanted to share some of my favorite and best quotes about music. I’ll be creating a section to share some marketing and philosophy quotes a bit later.
The Best Quotes About Music (IMHO)
“Even though it’s an unpopular paradigm, wear your heart on your sleeve and mean what you say.” – Geoff Rickly of Thursday/United Nations/No Devotion
“Questioning anything and everything, to me, is punk rock.” – Henry Rollins
“I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to.” – Jimi Hendrix
“Reading music is like listening to flowers. I don’t understand the concept.” – Paul Westerberg of The Replacements
“Stick with your heart and you’ll be fine.” – Paul Westerberg
“Misdirection is my path. How many roads must a man walk down before you can call him lost? I’m there, baby.” – Paul Westerberg (again!)
“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley
“Music can change the world because it can change people.” Bono
“Remember the first time you went to a show and saw your favorite band? You wore their shirt, and sang every word. You didn’t know anything about scene politics, haircuts, or what was cool. All you knew was that this music made you feel different from anyone you shared a locker with. Someone finally understood you. This is what music is about.” – Gerard Way
“Music is everybody’s possession. It’s only publishers who think that people own it.” – John Lennon
“Rap Music is the only vital form of music introduced since punk rock.” – Kurt Cobain
“I’ve always been spiritual but I’ve never had a proper context, and it took me a while to find the proper context. It’s hard to realize you can have any kind of relationship with God you want… and so I now have a punk relationship with God.” – Billy Corgan
“As a kid, music was color and life was gray. It’s always been more than just entertainment.” – Pete Townsend
“We play for free. We get paid for waiting.” – Paul Westerberg
“No such thing as spare time. No such thing as free time. No such thing as down time. All you got is life time. Go.” – Henry Rollins
“Virtually every writer I know would rather be a musician.” – Kurt Vonnegut
“If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music. – Albert Einstein
“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” – Aldous Huxley