Some psychologists claim listening to music to be the only activity that engages the entire brain. Whether they’re right or not, we can’t deny music occupies a special place in our lives. We listen to it everywhere, and no matter our favorite genre, it is one of the best ways to relax, to disconnect from our day to day lives, to find emotional validation, or even to get a bit of inspiration.
Here are some of the most beautiful quotes about music.
“Where words leave off, music begins.”
― Heinrich Heine
“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.”
― Johnny Depp
“Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.”
― Alphonse de Lamartine
“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.”
― Victor Hugo
When words fail, it seems music is there to fill the gaps.
“Music has always been a matter of Energy to me, a question of Fuel. Sentimental people call it Inspiration, but what they really mean is Fuel. I have always needed Fuel. I am a serious consumer. On some nights I still believe that a car with the gas needle on empty can run about fifty more miles if you have the right music very loud on the radio.”
― Hunter S. Thompson
Music as energy, as fuel for one’s soul. Beautiful.
“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche
“I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.”
― Tom Waits
“He took his pain and turned it into something beautiful. Into something that people connect to. And that’s what good music does. It speaks to you. It changes you.”
― Hannah Harrington
“Music is the great uniter. An incredible force. Something that people who differ on everything and anything else can have in common.”
― Sarah Dessen
“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.”
― Maria Augusta von Trapp
Fun fact: it seems people who listen to the same kind of music develop more lasting relationships, due to the fact that they tend to express their feelings in similar manners.
“Music produces a kind of pleasure which human nature cannot do without.”
“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
“If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:
THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED
FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
― Kurt Vonnegut Jr.