50 Quotes On The Healing Power Of Music

50 healing power of music quotes

The right music has the power to heal, to cleanse, and to uplift your entire being.

Music cannot be interpreted or put into words, which goes to show its complex and intricate nature. Music can only be felt and in feeling, it gets translated into thoughts and emotions. It permeates your entire body like pure energy and touches you where nothing else can.

It’s no wonder that people have used music for rejuvenation, expression and as a healing mechanism since ages.

Quotes on the healing power of music

A lot has been said on the healing power of music by famous gurus, authors, thinkers, musicians, singers and neuroscientists. This article is a collection of the best of such quotes.

The article has been split into the following categories:

Quotes that music heals your body, mind and soul

“Music can heal the wounds which medicine cannot touch.”

– Debasish Mridha

Music can heal the wounds which medicine cannot touch.

“Music brings us pleasure and releases our suffering. It can calm us down and pump us up. It helps us manage pain, run faster, sleep better and be more productive.”

– Alex Doman, Entrepreneur & music producer

Music brings us pleasure and releases our suffering.

“Music brings a warm glow to my vision, thawing mind and muscle from their endless wintering.”

– Haruki Murakami, Japanese author

“Music is a great healer. Begin and end your day with music.”

– Lailah Gifty Akita

“My heart, which is so full to overflowing, has often been solaced and refreshed by music when sick and weary.”

– Martin Luther

“Listening to music has a positive impact on our health, by helping us recover faster when we experience stress and through the reduction of stress hormone cortisol, to help us achieve a calm state or homeostasis.”

– Alex Doman, Entrepreneur & music producer

“Music has the power to heal, transform and inspire and we have the power through deep listening to increase our intuition and self awareness.”

– Andre Feriante, Award Winning Guitarist

“Music is one of the longest standing self prescribed therapy in history.”

– Erin seibert, Music therapist

Also read: 50 Positive Songs to Wake Up To.

“If everyone started off the day singing, just think how happy they’d be.”

– Lauren Myracle, Shine

“He who sings scares away his woes.”

– Cervantes

“That’s what good music does. It speaks to you. It changes you.”

– Hannah Harrington

“Who hears music, feels his solitude peopled at once.”

– Robert Browning

“Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.”

– George Eliot

Life seems to go on without effort when I am filled with music.

“Music replays the past memories, awakens our forgotten worlds and make our minds travel.”

– Michael Bassey Johnson

“Classical music is the best, and cheapest, mind-altering drug in the world.”

– Kamand Kojouri

Classical music is the best, and cheapest, mind-altering drug in the world.

“Music has real health benefits. It boosts dopamine, lowers cortisol and it makes us feel great. Your brain is better on music.”

– Alex Doman

Music boosts your dopamine and lowers stress.

“Our brains developed along with music and signing as a survival mechanism.”

– Tania De Jong

Also Read: 10 Tunes to Help You Destress and Raise Your Vibe.

“Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.”

– Pablo Casals

“Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.”

– Maria von Trapp

Music acts like a magic key, to which the most tightly closed heart opens.

“A song can infiltrate your heart and the heart may change your mind.”

– Elvis Costello

“Music is the literature of the heart; it commences where speech ends.”

– Alphonse de Lamartine

“Music is for souls & hearts to dance & sing.”

– Jay Woodman

“Music is the language of the spirit. It opens the secret of life bringing peace, abolishing strife.”

– Kahlil Gibran

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

– Anon

“Music frees your soul from the dungeon of your mind”.

– Wiss Auguste

Music heals your soul.

“A great song should lift your heart, warm the soul and make you feel good.”

– Colbie Caillat

“Music is an outburst of the soul.”

– Frederick Delius

“My body, my soul and my mind, simultaneously response to good music.”

– Lailah Gifty Akita

“Revive your soul daily to the dance of soothing music.”

– Lailah Gifty Akita

“Music opens the window of the soul to let the nectar of life come in.”

– Debasish Mridha

“The sole test of music is its power to exalt the soul.”

– Aleister Crowley

“The right music and lyrics can infiltrate your soul.”

– Brownell Landrum

Quotes that music makes you happy

“Music will help dissolve your perplexities and purify your character and sensibilities, and in time of care and sorrow, will keep a fountain of joy alive in you.”

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

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


Confucius quote on the healing power of music.

“I’ve found that no matter what life throws at me, music softens the blow.”

– Bryce W. Anderson

I've found that no matter what life throws at me, music softens the blow.

“Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.”

– Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

“When music hits you, you dance.”

– Lailah Gifty Akita

“Without music, life would be a blank to me.”

– Jane Austen, Emma

“Music gives color to the air of the moment.”

– Karl Lagerfeld

“If everyone started off the day singing, just think how happy they’d be.”

– Lauren Myracle, Shine

Also Read: 15 Life Lessons You Can Learn From Winnie the Pooh.

Quotes on how music has the power to bring people together

“Music is the universal language of mankind.”

– Henry Wadsworth

“Music . . . can name the unnameable and communicate the unknowable.”

– Leonard Bernstein

“Music is the only language in which you cannot say a mean or sarcastic thing.”

– John Erskine

“Music with all its subtlety has immense power to unite people, spread love and bring peace in the world!”

– Sanchita Pandey

“Music binds us in a way that language rarely does.”

– Alan Harvey

“When we sing together in harmony, our hearts start beating together.”

– Tania De Jong

Quotes by scientists and researchers on the healing power of music

“Music has extraordinary power to stimulate our emotions and evoke memories.”

– Alan Harvey – Neuroscientist and Musician (source)

“Levels of the hormone oxytocin (in the bloodstream) are raised when people are signing together. Oxytocin is associated with empathy, trust and relationship building. Our sensitivity to pain and stress hormone cortisol decrease when we are involved in group music making activity.”

– Alan Harvey (source)

“Music is a social glue that clearly enhances our mental well being.”

– Alan Harvey (source)

“Research shows that at-least some musical education has a positive impact on social and cognitive development of children. And these effects are long lasting – better hearing, better motor skills, improved memory, better verbal and literacy skills.”

– Alan Harvey (source)

Research shows that at-least some musical education has a positive impact on social and cognitive development of children.

“Music engages your brain’s reward system, releasing a feel good neurotransmitter called dopamine – the same chemical that is released when we taste delicious food, see something beautiful or fall in love.”

– Alex Doman – Music and Brain Expert (Source)

“Your brain is rewarded and changed by music. Sing songs, go to concerts, play an instrument and listen to music daily. It will enhance your life and lives of people you care about.”

– Alex Doman (source)

“To help relax your stress, choose simple instrumental music with slow tempo under 60 beats per minute. When you need an emotional lift, choose music that makes you feel good. Songs that have great rhythm, fast tempos over 70 beats per minute, with an uplifting theme.”

– Alex Doman (source)

“When we sing our neurotransmitters connect in new and different ways, releasing endorphins that make us smarter, healther, happier and more creative. And when we do this with other people, the effect is amplified.”

– Tania De Jong (Source)

“A recent study measured the levels of oxytocin, the hormone responsible for pleasure, love and bonding, in a group of people before after singing sessions, and the levels increased significantly after the singing sessions.”

– Tania De Jong (source)

“Music is such an effective tool for therapy because it is an incredibly complex phenomenon. Music is one of the only things in life that processes information on both sides of the brain at once.”

– Tania De Jong (source)

General quotes on the power of music

“Music is my higher power.”

– Oliver James

“Words make you think. Music makes you feel. A song makes you feel a thought.”

– Yip Harburg

“When I hear music, I fear no danger. I am invulnerable. I see no foe. I am related to the earliest times, and to the latest.”

– Henry David Thoreau

“Softly, deftly, music shall caress you. Hear it, feel it, Secretly possess you.”

– Charles Hart

“How is it that music can, without words, evoke our laughter, our fears, our highest aspirations?”

– Jane Swan

“I haven’t understood a bar of music in my life, but I have felt it.”

– Igor Stravinsky

“Music is enough for a lifetime, but a lifetime is not enough for music.”

– Sergei Rachmaninov

“The best music… is essentially there to provide you something to face the world with.”

– Bruce Springsteen

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