43 Inspirational Quotes for Singers Who Need A Push Thursday June 3 2021, 9:08 AM
Yona Marie
Singer, Songwriter, Producer.
43 Inspirational Quotes for Singers Who Need A Push

Quotes By Singers

If you're looking for some inspiration for your singing career or someone else's, you've come to the right place. Below is a wide variety of quotes from all types of creators in the music world.

Whether you're a singer promoting a new track on Soundcloud or a classical musician with regular live performances and rehearsals looking to strengthen your craft, a lot of the quotes below will be relatable to you and your journey.

These quotes apply exceptionally well if you're a singer like me looking for a pick-me-up!

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Feel free to share this page of quotes if they speak to you. Friends and family in your social media circles may need to have their spirits and energy lifted as well! Motivation is always a good thing to come by, especially for creatives. 

Classical Music Era Quotes

classical music quotes

"Though everything else may appear shallow and repulsive, even the smallest task in music is so absorbing, and carries us so far away from town, country, earth, and all worldly things, that it is truly a blessed gift of God." -- Felix Mendelssohn

"I'm a revolutionary, money means nothing to me." -- Frédéric Chopin, (1947)

"I was cut off from the world. There was no one to confuse or torment me, and I was forced to become original." -- Joseph Haydn, Haydn (1934) 

"Ever since I began to compose, I have remained true to my starting principle: not to write a page because no matter what public, or what pretty girl wanted it to be thus or thus; but to write solely as I myself thought best, and as it gave me pleasure." -- Felix Mendelssohn, 1843

Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life. -- Red Auerbach

"Neither a lofty degree of intelligence nor imagination nor both together go to the making of genius. Love, love, love, that is the soul of genius." -- Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

"I think a life in music is a life beautifully spent, and this is what I have devoted my life to." -- Luciano Pavarotti

Popular Creative Quotes

pop music quotes

"Until you're ready to look foolish, you'll never have the possibility of being great." -- Cher

"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 

"There is no feeling, except the extremes of fear and grief, that does not find relief in music." -- George Eliot

"Music was my refuge. I could crawl into the spaces between the notes and curl my back to loneliness." -- Maya Angelou

"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

"Music expresses feeling and thought, without language; it was below and before speech itself, and it is above and beyond all words." --Robert G. Ingersoll

"If I miss a day of practice, I know it. If I miss two days, my manager knows it. If I miss three days, my audience knows it." -- André Previn

"Lose your dreams and you might lose your mind." -- Mick Jagger

Music Business Quotes 

business of music quotes

"We'll take advantage of the changes going on in the music industry because we're lean and mean." -- Miles Copeland

"You've gotta be business savvy really, or else you get the piss taken out of you." - Melanie B

"The hardest thing in the world to do in this business is starting a band nobody's heard of."  -- Tom Whalley

"To be in the music industry, to be in any kind of entertainment industry, you really, really have to be passionate about it and love it and persevere, because if that passion isn't there, it's easy to give up. If you really want it, the ambition is there, it'll come. It's definitely harder work than some people think." -- Alexandra Chando

"It's funny how the music industry is enraged about the Internet and the way things are copied without being paid for. But you know why people steal the music? Because they can't afford the music." -- Tom Petty

"The music industry is dominated by guys. I work with men 98 percent of the time - producers, arrangers, musicians, engineers." --Shakira

"Artists of today can be inspired by the past, but they have to apply present methods if they want a future in music."  -- Loren Weisman

"Just because you can record, doesn't mean you should." -- Christopher Knab

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Inspirational Quotes From Singers And Musicians 

"I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes." -- Trent Reznor

"I don't make music for eyes. I make music for ears." -- Adele

"Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart." -- Pablo Casals

"Singing is a way of releasing an emotion that you sometimes can't portray when you're acting. And music moves your soul, so music is the source of the most intense emotions you can feel." -- Amanda Seyfried

"Music can change the world because it can change people." -- Bono

"I always loved music; whoso has skill in this art is of good temperament, fitted for all things. We must teach music in schools." -- Martin Luther

"Music is the poetry of the air." -- Jean Paul Richter

"Music is the key to the female heart." -- Johann G. Seume

"My goal is to be one with the music. I just dedicate my whole life to this art." -- Jimi Hendrix

"Music is the strongest form of magic." -- Marilyn Manson

"I don't want my music to be labeled as anything. I want it to be like a journey." -- Zhu

"I just go where the guitar takes me." -- Angus Young

"Music is the soundtrack of your life." -- Dick Clark

"Music is a higher revelation than all wisdom and philosophy." -- Ludwig van Beethoven

"I don't sing because I'm happy; I'm happy because I sing." -- William James

"I don't think you can ever do your best. Doing your best is a process of trying to do your best." -- Townes Van Zandt

"Music is the art which is most nigh to tears and memories." -- Oscar Wilde

"The best music is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with." -- Bruce Springsteen

"Music is the medicine of the mind." -- John A. Logan

"I have a huge belief in the importance of bees, not just for their honey, which is a healing and delicious food, but the necessity of bee colonies that are vital to the health of the planet." -- Annie Lennox


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