10 Great Literature Quotes About Music

10 great quotes about Music from literature.
[Gathered by Regina Kenney]


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“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche, Twilight of the Idols


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“Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent”
― Victor Hugo


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


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“Life is for the living.
Death is for the dead.
Let life be like music.
And death a note unsaid.”
― Langston Hughes, The Collected Poems


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“If I should ever die, God forbid, let this be my epitaph:
THE ONLY PROOF HE NEEDED
FOR THE EXISTENCE OF GOD
WAS MUSIC”
― Kurt Vonnegut


Aldous Huxley smoking, circa 1946

“After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music.”
― Aldous Huxley, Music at Night and Other Essays


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“We are the music makers, and we are the dreamers of dreams.”
― Arthur O’Shaughnessy, Poems of Arthur O’Shaughnessy


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“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.”
― Albert Schweitzer


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“The only truth is music.”
― Jack Kerouac


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


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