Working in the music business can bring its fair share of ups and downs.

I need more than one hand to count the times I wanted to give up.

However, the love of music has always won out. 

If your going through one of those periods or wanting to give up, here are 25 inspirational music quotes for musicians that might help.

1

“Music should be your escape.” – Missy Elliott

2

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

3

“Where words fail, music speaks.” – Hans Christian Andersen

4

“Music is a weapon in the war against unhappiness.” – Jason Mraz

5

“One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain.” – Bob Marley

6

“Music is to the soul what words are to the mind.” – Modest Mouse

7

“Music drives you. It wakes you up, it gets you pumping. And, at the end of the day, the correct tune will chill you down.” – Dimebag Darrell

8

“Good music is good music, and everything else can go to hell.” – Dave Matthews

9

“Music touches us emotionally, where words alone can’t.” – Johnny Depp

10

“Music is feeling. You can try to verbalize it. It really just hits you or it doesn’t.” – Gene Simmons

11

“Music is a thing that changes people’s lives. It has the capacity to make young people’s lives better.” – Noel Gallagher

12

“I like beautiful melodies telling me terrible things.” – Tom Waits

13

“Music is the fourth great material want, first food, then clothes, then shelter, then music.” – Christian Nestell Bovee

14

“Music is like a huge release of tension.” – James Taylor

15

“It’s like if the music is loud enough I won’t be able to listen to my own thoughts.” – Nic Sheff

16

“I need music. It’s like my heartbeat, so to speak. It keeps me going no matter what’s going on – bad games, press, whatever!” – LeBron James

17

“Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re singing in, they still know good music when they hear it.” – Lou Rawls

18

“Music is the only thing I’ve ever known that doesn’t have any rules at all.” – Josh Homme

19

“Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the space between the notes and curl my back to loneliness.” – Maya Angelou

20

“The true beauty of music is that it connects people. It carries a message, and we, the musicians, are the messengers.” – Roy Ayers

21

“That’s the amazing thing about music: there’s a song for every emotion. Can you imagine a world with no music? It would suck.” – Harry Styles

22

“Music is therapy. Music moves people. It connects people in ways that no other medium can. It pulls heart strings. It acts as medicine.” – Macklemore

23

“Music is a very big participant in everything I do, from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to bed.” – Zoe Saldana

24

“I don’t make music for eyes. I make music for ears.” – Adele

25

“If you want to make beautiful music, you must play the black and the white notes together.” – Richard M. Nixon

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