Have you ever heard a really great motivational quote by great musician and thought “That is one of the best tips/advice I have heard. I am going to use it in my daily life?” In this article it will go over some of the best motivational quotes ever heard by famous musicians.

One of the more popular motivational quotes is by Eminem. Eminem said,

“You can do anything that you set your mind to.”

He started from humble beginnings in Detroit and today is one of the most popular artists. This quote makes you feel like you can accomplish anything if you put hard work and dedication into what your most passionate about. Eminem is a very talented artist in his specific genre of music.


Another really great quote is from Lady Gaga. Lady Gaga said,

“I don’t want to make money; I want to make a difference.”

Wow, what a great quote! She is a very talented singer/artist and this quote makes her different than any other artist out there. One can feel like she is not in music for the money but wanting to change the lives of her fans and fellow artists! She makes you feel like you can be yourself and want to achieve all of your goals and dreams as an artist.

Another great quote from the well known and well loved country and pop artist, Taylor Swift said,

“No matter what happens in life, be good to people. Being good to people is a wonderful legacy to leave behind.”

She has followed what she said by performing charity works and things like that when she is not on tour. One should follow what she said and do kind little things for others. That will make you different and unique from other artists if you follow what she said. This is an amazing quote to follow in your everyday life!


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The King of Rock and Roll himself, Elvis Presley, has one of the best quotes! Elvis said,

“It’s not how much you have that makes people look up to you, it’s who you are.”

This quote should be taken to heart. You shouldn’t change who you are just to please people, be yourself and create the music that makes you unique. Elvis Presley is one of the best loved rockers of all time and is still well admired to this day!

Another great rock and roll artist of all time, Johnny Cash said,

“You build on failure. Use it as a stepping stone and close the door on the past. Don’t try to forget the mistakes, but don’t dwell on it.”

He faced a lot of failure as an artist and had many mistakes but he rose above it all to become one of the best artists in his genre. You should take his quote into consideration when becoming an artist. You will have failures and successes as well but if you rise above it you can do anything that you set your mind too!

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When I was learning to play the piano, a inspirational quote from one of the greatest (hands down) composers of all time Ludwig Van Beethoven, made me want to learn how to play the piano as quickly and efficiently as I could. Beethoven said,

“Don’t only practice your art, but force your way into its secrets, for it and knowledge can raise men to the divine.”

This quote should motivate everyone who is practicing music in all forms, to want to become the best that they can in their chosen music field. He played the piano beautifully! He is a great artist that is to this day well admired for his wonderful skill!

Another great composer is Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. One of the best inspirational/motivational quotes of his is this,

“A man of ordinary talent will always be ordinary, whether he travels or not; but a man of superior talent will go to pieces if he remains forever in the same place.”

This quote should make those starting out in their music careers have the ambition and drive to make great music. He is one of the best classical musicians in the world and well loved to this day for all of his accomplishments!

Another great composer was Johann Sebastian Bach. His motivational quote was this,

“I was obliged to be industrious. Whoever is equally industrious will succeed equally well.”

You should take this advice from Bach. He was one of the best composers of his era and he studied the music he wrote. As a brand new artist today, you should do the same as he did. It will make you more successful in the end. He is well loved and admired to this day!


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Last on the list is Elton John. He is a very iconic musician and composer. He is quoted as saying this,

“If you write great songs with meaning and emotion, they will last forever because songs are the key to everything.”

Take this quote to heart. He is an amazing artist to this day. He has so many well known songs, many of which he either co-wrote or wrote himself. Songs should be symbolic of what you are trying to express. The more your fans can connect to your music the more well known and respected you can become in your chosen art. Elton John is well respected in the musical scene and well loved too.

So If you are looking for inspiration or motivational quotes from musicians and composers these are the ones that I would use in my musical career. Some of these artists had a rocky start but in the long run, they learned from their mistakes, and became well known and well respected in the music industry. The composers that were from a different era are well loved and respected for their works to this day. They worked hard and their hard work paid off!