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60 Best Song Quotes And Singing Sayings

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These 60 song quotes and sayings will surely inspire singers of all types. Included are insightful words from artists, musicians and celebrities. Read on and let the words be your muse!

Song quotes to leave you singing in the shower

Here are some of the best song quotes and singing sayings we’ve found. Enjoy!

Josh Groban quote

  • There’s no half-singing in the shower, you’re either a rock star or an opera diva.
    Josh Groban

  • If I cannot fly, let me sing.
    Stephen Sondheim

  • Without music, life would be a mistake.
    Friedrich Nietzsche

  • We don’t just sing; we are the song.
    Louise Penny

  • He who sings frightens away his ills.
    Miguel de Cervantes

Georgia O'Keeffe quote

  • Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression.
    Georgia O’Keeffe

  • The only thing better than singing is more singing.
    Ella Fitzgerald

  • To sing is to bring to the surface all the depth of one’s being.
    Marty Rubin

  • The greatest respect an artist can pay to music is to give it life.
    Pablo Casals

Celebrity song quotes


Carrie Underwood quote

  • Singing is just a feeling set to music.
    Carrie Underwood

  • He who sings scares away his woes.
    Cervantes

  • Singing provides a true sense of lightheartedness. If I sing when I am alone, I feel wonderful. It’s freedom.  Andrea Bocelli

  • Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.
    Yip Harburg

  • Let us go singing as far as we go: the road will be less tedious.
    Virgil

  • Every voice has its own beauty.
    Asif Imtious Prome

  • Singing is like a celebration of oxygen.
    Bjork

Chinese Proverb quote

  • A bird does not sing because it has an answer.  It sings because it has a song.
    Chinese Proverb

  • Love, I find, is like singing.
    Zora Neale Hurston

  • Singing is a way of escaping. It’s another world. I’m no longer on earth.
    Edith Piaf

  • I love singing. I love it, and it doesn’t feel like a chore. It’s an expression.
    Rihanna

  • He who sings prays twice.
    St. Augustine

  • A song to me is a very tangible thing. I can feel it with my hands and see it with my eyes.
    Roberta Flack

Inspirational song quotes


Swedish Proverb quote

  • Those who wish to sing always find a song.
    Swedish Proverb

  • Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.
    Victor Hugo

  • A song can be more than words and music … when sung with soul a song carries you to another world, to a place where no matter how much pain you feel, you are never alone.
    Clay Aiken

  • You don’t need a reason to sing.
    Marty Rubin

  • Sing then the core of dark and absolute oblivion where the soul at last is lost in utter peace.
    D. H. Lawrence

nietzsche quote

  • Music heals all forms of misery
    Friedrich Nietzsche 

  • When a singer truly feels and experiences what the music is all about, the words will automatically ring true.  Monserrat Caball

  • Sweetest the strain when in the song
    The singer has been lost.
    Elizabeth Stuart Phelps

  • There was one emotional outlet my people always had when they had the blues. That was singing.
    Ethel Waters

  • Singing is the sound of the soul.
    James Runcie

  • Some days there won’t be a song in your heart.  Sing anyway.
    Emory Austin

  • The singer has everything within him.  The notes come out from his very life.  They are not materials gathered from outside.
    Rabindranath Tagore

Motivational song quotes


Harry Bellafonte song quote

  • You can cage the singer but not the song.
    Harry Belafonte

  • A singer… is no more than an actor set to music.
    Kay Starr

  • Use what talents you possess; the woods would be very silent if no birds sang there except those that sang best.
    Henry Van Dyke

  • Those who wish to sing always find a song.
    Proverb

  • I don’t sing because I’m happy; I’m happy because I sing.
    William James

  • God sent his Singers upon earth
    With songs of sadness and of mirth,
    That they might touch the hearts of men,
    And bring them back to heaven again.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • O! she will sing the savageness out of a bear.
    William Shakespeare

Janis Joplin singing quote


  • Singing, it’s like it’s like loving somebody, it’s a supreme emotional and physical experience.
    Janis Joplin

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  • God respects me when I work; but God loves me when I sing.
    Rabindranath Tagore

  • As long as we live, there is never enough singing.
    Martin Luther

  • The total person sings not just the vocal chords.
    Esther Broner

  • It was his nature to blossom into song, as it is a tree’s to leaf itself in April.
    Alexander Smith

  • Singing is a miracle. It has been called the most complex coordinative act that a human being is ever called upon to perform.
    Dan Marek

Classical music song quotes


Purkey singing quote

  • Sing like there’s nobody listening,
    And live like it’s heaven on earth.
    William Watson Purkey

  • Faith and joy are the ascensive forces of song.
    Edmund Clarence Stedman

  • That music in itself, whose sounds are song,
    The poetry of speech.
    Lord Byron

  • Life is a song. Love is the music.
    Author Unknown

  • Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul—and sings the tunes without the words—and never stops at all.
    Emily Dickinson

Victor Hugo song quote

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

  • Keep a green tree in your heart and perhaps a singing bird will come.
    Chinese Proverb

  • Birds sing after a storm; why shouldn’t people feel as free to delight in whatever remains to them?
    Rose F. Kennedy

  • I sing like I feel.
    Ella Fitzgerald

Pop music song quotes


Unknown Author quote

  • You don’t love someone for their looks, or their clothes, or for their fancy car, but because they sing a song only you can hear.
    Author Unknown

  • I would rather be remembered by a song than by a victory.
    Alexander Smith

  • Such songs have power to quiet
    The restless pulse of care,
    And come like the benediction
    That follows after prayer.
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  • Enjoy your life. No curse hangs over you, nor did it ever. No devil chases after your soul. Sing and dance and be merry.
    Christopher Pike

BONUS: 19 Great Music Quotes

Jack Kerouac music quote


  • Music should strike fire from the heart of man, and bring tears from the eyes of woman.
    Ludwig van Beethoven

  • Without music, life would be a blank to me.
    Jane Austen

  • Eating, loving, singing and digesting are, in truth, the four acts of the comic opera known as life, and they pass like bubbles of a bottle of champagne. Whoever lets them break without having enjoyed them is a complete fool.
    Gioachino Rossini


  • Learning music by reading about it is like making love by mail.
    Luciano  Pavarotti

  • A painter paints his pictures on canvas. But musicians paint their pictures on silence. We provide the music and you provide the silence.
    Leopold Stokowski

  • The trouble with music appreciation in general is that people are taught to have too much respect for music. They should be taught to love it instead.
    Igor Stravinsky

Top music quotes

Einstein music quote

  • 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

  • An opera begins long before the curtain goes up and ends long after it has come down. It starts in my imagination, it becomes my life, and it stays part of my life long after I’ve left the opera house.
    Maria Callas

  • If you want to please only the critics, don’t play too loud, too soft, too fast and too slow.
    Arturo Toscanini

  • Music is a language that doesn’t speak in particular words. It speaks in emotions, and if it’s in the bones, it’s in the bones.
    Keith Richards

  • Inspiration is an awakening, a quickening of all man’s faculties, and it is manifested in all high artistic achievements.
    Giacomo Puccini

Classical music quotes


  • Music… can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.
    Leonard Bernstein

  • There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.
    Albert Schweitzer

  • If children are not introduced to music at an early age, I believe something fundamental is actually being taken away from them.
    Luciano Pavarotti

  • Music in the soul can be heard by the universe.
    Lao Tzu

  • A singer starts  by having his instrument as a gift from God . . . when you have been given something in a moment of grace, it is sacrilegeous to be greedy.
    Marian Anderson

  • Music is like a dream. One that I cannot hear.
    Ludwig van Beethoven

Plato music quote

  • Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination and life to everything.
    Plato

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