Category Archives: Monday Music Quotes

Monday Music Quote #19

“Music is the best means we have of digesting time.” W. H. Auden Where do I even start with this one??? Let me provide you with a few definitions of the word “digest” from Merriam-Webster that give me subtly different interpretations of this quote: to think over and try to understand; to take into the […]

Monday Music Quote #18

“There’s nothing like music to relieve the soul and uplift it.” – Mickey Hart A truer sentence has never been spoken! I won’t go too deep into this one, but for anyone who is feeling down or going through a rough time in their lives, I suggest you heed the words of Grateful Dead percussionist […]

Monday Music Quote #17

Monday Music Quote “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 Ah, the great Billy Joel! One of the greatest songwriters in music history puts it perfectly. I particularly love the […]

Monday Music Quote #16

“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 Ah, now this is a treasure of a quote. I have never realized before that music really is “…the only art of Heaven given to earth…” We tend […]

Monday Music Quote #15

Monday Music Quote #15 “Music is forever; music should grow and mature with you, following you right on up until you die.” – Paul Simon I like this quote for a couple of reasons. First off, the obvious part is the beginning. “Music is forever…” Music has existed in the world around us since the […]

Monday Music Quote #13

“Music doesn’t lie. If there is something to be changed in this world, then it can only happen through music.” – Jimi Hendrix Wow, Hendrix, the man himself! This is an interesting statement that he presents here. It came at a time when musicians were literally trying to change the world through the power of […]

Monday Music Quote #12

“Music is the movement of sound to reach the soul for the education of its virtue.” – Plato This week’s Monday Music Quote brings this segment back full circle to week one. My very first installment included a quote from Plato, and following that, we immediately ventured into the concept of “the soul.” I honestly cannot […]

Monday Music Quote #11

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.” – Aldous Huxley Renowned author Aldous Huxley continues upon a common theme that we have seen in these weekly quotes, that of “expressing the inexpressible.” While it has been phrased differently, many of the quotes I have shared with you have drawn upon this […]

Monday Music Quote #10

“Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy.” – Ludwig van Beethoven While it is not surprising that one of the greatest composers of all time would say something with such vigor and magnitude as the quote above, it makes the words no less powerful. One definition of revelation is “the divine or supernatural disclosure […]

Monday Music Quote #9

“Faith is taking the first step even when you don’t see the whole staircase.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. While this quote is not specifically about music, I found it appropriate for two reasons: 1) Today is Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and 2) every musician who has ever truly been successful has done exactly what […]