25+ Memorial Quotes For Music Lovers

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Alecia Milano
Posted by Alecia Milano on January 18, 2022

In this blog series, we share meaningful memorial inscriptions you can use on your loved one’s headstone. From values to character, personality and interests, this series provides endless memorial quote options unique to your loved one’s life. Other articles in this series include:

Memorialization is an important step in the grieving process that family members and friends can take before or after a memorial service ends. One of the most important ways to memorialize a loved one is by personalizing their headstone to remember a unique life lived. Many families do this with an engraved memorial quote.

Memorial quotes can be simple and include a few descriptive words, or they can be a lengthier personal inscription that reflects your loved one’s values, character, personality or interests.

In this post, we offer several different memorial quotes for music lovers. Adding a special saying that relates to your loved one’s interests, like a love for music, helps make their final resting place much more comforting and unique.

Continue reading for memorial quotes about music, quotes from famous musicians and actual song lyrics that are perfect for headstone inscriptions.

Memorial Quotes About Music

  1. "Lesser artists borrow, great artists steal."
    —Igor Stravinsky

  2. "To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist."
    —Robert Schumann

  3. “Music is well said to be the speech of angels.”
    —Thomas Carlyle

  4. “Music gives a soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything.”

  5. “Music, once admitted to the soul, becomes a sort of spirit, and never dies.”
    ―Edward Bulwer-Lytton

  6. “I see my life in terms of music.”
    ―Albert Einstein

  7. “Music is the moonlight in the gloomy night of life.”
    ―Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

  8. “Music, when soft voices die, vibrates in the memory.”
    ―Percy Bysshe Shelley

  9. “If you play music with passion and love and honesty, then it will nourish your soul, heal your wounds and make your life worth living. Music is its own reward.”

  10. “When you play, never mind who listens to you.”
    ―Robert Schumann

Famous Musician Memorial Quotes 

  1. “Works of art make rules; rules do not make works of art.”
    —Claude Debussy

  2. “Mournful and yet grand is the destiny of the artist.”
    —Franz Liszt

  3. “There was no one near to confuse me, so I was forced to become original.” —Franz Joseph Haydn

  4. “I would rather write 10,000 notes than a single letter of the alphabet.”
    —Ludwig van Beethoven

  5. “The music is not in the notes, but in the silence between.”
    —Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

  6. “Imagination creates reality.”
    —Richard Wagner

  7. “Musicians want to be the loud voice for so many quiet hearts.”
    —Billy Joel

  8. “If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.”

  9. “Despite everything, no one can dictate who you are to other people.”

  10. “Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted.”
    —John Lennon

Song Lyric Memorial Quotes

  1. "Living in Paradise" by Elvis Costello and the Attractions

'Cause meanwhile up in heaven they are waiting at the gate

Saying 'We'd always knew you'd make it,

Didn't think you'd come this late.

  1. "I'll Fly Away" by Allison Krauss and Gillian Welch

Some bright morning when this life is over, I'll fly away.

  1. "Tangled Up in Blue" by Bob Dylan

The only thing I knew how to do

Was to keep on keepin' on

Like a bird that flew.

  1. "If I Had a Boat" by Lyle Lovett

But Tonto he was smarter

And one day said, 'kemo sabe,

Kiss my ass I bought a boat

I'm going out to sea.’

  1. Live Like You Were Dying” by Tim McGraw

And he said someday I hope you get the chance

To live like you were dying.

  1. If I Die Young” by The Band Perry

Lord, make me a rainbow, I'll shine down on my mother

She'll know I'm safe with you when she stands under my colors.

  1. In Loving Memory” by Alter Bridge

I carry the things that remind me of you

In loving memory of the one that was so true

You were as kind as you could be

And even though you're gone

You still mean the world to me.

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