10 Quotes To Inspire Your Music

Some days, when distraction, deadlines, and duties are all vying for your attention,  it can be all too easy to lose sight of why you started down a path of musical exploration in the first place.  Here then are a few words of wisdom to keep those creative juices flowing…readers are encouraged to share some of their own favorite quotes in the comments section below.  And don’t think they need to be restrained to “famous” folks – a bit of inspiration could just as easily be delivered by a bandmate, teacher, or classmate!

“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music” ~ Sergei Rachmaninov

“Music is your own experience, your thoughts, your wisdom. If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.” ~ Charlie Parker

“Those who danced were thought to be quite insane by those who could not hear the music.” ~ Angela Monet

“To stop the flow of music would be like the stopping of time itself, incredible and inconceivable.” ~ Aaron Copland

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

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

“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.” ~  Confucius

“Without music life would be a mistake.” ~ Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

“Rock and roll isn’t a career or hobby – it’s a life force … it’s just something I have to do.” ~ The Edge

“Whenever society gets too stifling and the rules get too complex, there’s some sort of musical explosion.” ~ Slash

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