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The 69 Funniest Quotes About Music

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There is no shortage of beautiful quotes about music. But as it turns out, there are a whole lot of funny ones, too!

Anything that is too stupid to be spoken is sung. Voltaire

Life is too short to listen to bad music. Unknown

Music Outburst Soul

My mother has always been unhappy with what I do. She would rather I do something nicer, like bricklaying. Mick Jagger

Some people have lives; some people have music. John Green

He who sings scares away his woes. Cervantes

If you can’t handle me randomly blurting out song lyrics that relate to what you just said, we can’t be friends. Unknown

Music makes one feel so romantic – at least it always gets on one’s nerves – which is the same thing nowadays. Oscar Wilde

I love to sing, and I love to drink scotch. Most people would rather hear me drink scotch. George Burns

My music is best understood by children and animals. Igor Stravinsky

All music is folk music. I ain’t never heard a horse sing a song. Louis Armstrong

And those who were seen dancing were thought to be insane by those who could not hear the music. Friedrich Nietzsche

My taste in music ranges from ‘you need to listen to this now’ to ‘i know, please don’t judge me’.

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Do I listen to pop music because I’m miserable or am I miserable because listen to pop music? John Cusack

I hate it when I’m singing a song and the artist gets the words wrong. Unknown

A gentleman is someone who can play the accordion, but doesn’t. Tom Waits

All the shopping malls and restaurants and airports are riddled with low-fidelity loudspeakers, which apparently have developed the ability to reproduce by themselves; these are all connected to a special programming service called Music That Nobody Really Likes, and you cannot get away from it. Dave Barry

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Without music life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche

Hell is full of musical amateurs. George Bernard Shaw

You might be a musician if… you’re more worried about hurting your finger than breaking your leg. Unknown

There’s nothing like the eureka moment of knocking off a song that didn’t exist before – I won’t compare it to sex, but it lasts longer. Paul McCartney

The only escape from the miseries of life are music and cats… Albert Schweitzer

So much music… so little time. Unknown

Music is moonlight in the gloomy night of life. Jean Paul

My neighbors listen to good music whether they like it or not. Unknown

I’m finally old enough to say I despise today’s music. Unknown

Nothing separates the generations more than music. By the time a child is eight or nine, he has developed a passion for his own music that is even stronger than his passions for procrastination and weird clothes. Bill Cosby

Music Dance Alone

After I saw Jimmy [Hendrix] play, I just went home and wondered what the f*** I was going to do with my life. Jeff Beck

Strong lager and some early Zep tunes. I ask thee, is there a better way to spend an evening? Unknown

Music to me is like breathing – I don’t get tired of breathing, I don’t get tired of music. Ray Charles

All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff. Frank Zappa

Wagner’s music is better than it sounds. Mark Twain

I can’t listen to that much Wagner. I start getting the urge to conquer Poland. Woody Allen

Beethoven always sounds to me like the upsetting of a bag of nails, with here and there an also dropped hammer. John Ruskin

It’s easy to play any musical instrument: all you have to do is touch the right key at the right time and the instrument will play itself. Johann Sebastian Bach

Classical music is the kind we keep thinking will turn into a tune. Frank McKinney “Kin” Hubbard

I never had much interest in the piano until I realized that every time I played, a girl would appear on the piano bench to my left and another to my right. Duke Ellington

Why waste money on psychotherapy when you can listen to the B Minor Mass? Michael Torke

Patrick actually used to be popular before Sam bought him some good music. Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower

My Brain: 5% names, 3% phone numbers, 2% stuff I should know for school, 90% song lyrics. Unknown

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My personal hobbies are reading, listening to music, and silence. Edith Sitwell

The people who know nothing about music are the ones always talking about it. Nat King Cole

Only sick music makes money today. Friedrich Nietzsche

The joy of music should never be interrupted by a commercial. Leonard Bernstein

I never practice my guitar… from time to time I just open the case and throw in a piece of raw meat. Wes Montgomery

Next to music, beer was best. Carson McCullers

Modern music is as dangerous as cocaine. Pietro Mascagni

If in the after life there is not music, we will have to import it. Doménico Cieri Estrada

When I was a little boy, I told my dad, ‘When I grow up, I want to be a musician.’ My dad said: ‘You can’t do both, Son’. Chet Atkins

Play it fuckin’ loud! Bob Dylan

Talking about music is like dancing about architecture. Steve Martin

Somebody just gave me a shower radio. Thanks a lot. Do you really want music in the shower? I guess there’s no better place to dance than a slick surface next to a glass door. Jerry Seinfeld

Music has been my playmate, my lover, and my crying towel. Buffy Sainte-Marie

Without music to decorate it, time is just a bunch of boring production deadlines or dates by which bills must be paid. Frank Zappa

I smash guitars because I like them. Pete Townshend

David Bowie More Than Human

If the music is too loud – you’re too old! Unknown

Friends don’t let friends clap on one & three. Unknown

A jazz musician is a juggler who uses harmonies instead of oranges. Benny Green

Jazz is not dead, it just smells funny. Frank Zappa

I don’t like country music, but I don’t mean to denigrate those who do. And for the people who like country music, denigrate means ‘put down.’ Bob Newhart

There are two golden rules for an orchestra: start together and finish together. The public doesn’t give a damn what goes on in between. Thomas Beecham

Opera is where a guy gets stabbed in the back, and instead of dying, he sings. Robert Benchley

Too many pieces of music finish too long after the end. Igor Stravinsky

Shut up. My favorite song is playing. Unknown

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