10 Great Literature Quotes About Music

These men knew how to express themselves and teach us what music is really about, almost as well as the musicians.

Literati Pulp

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


Maya Angelou

“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…

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