65 Best Lullaby Quotes : Lullaby Sayings In Life

These lullaby quotes will inspire you. Lullaby is a quiet song that is sung to children to help them go to sleep or sing to (someone) to get them to go to sleep.

A collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging lullaby quotes, lullaby sayings, and lullaby proverbs.

Famous Lullaby Quotes

  1. “Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” ~ Langston Hughes
  2. “When the night wind starts to sing a lonesome lullaby, it helps to think we’re sleeping underneath the same big sky.” ~ Linda Ronstadt
  3. “This Lullaby is only a few words, a simple run of chords, quiet here in this spare room, but you can hear it, hear it, wherever you may go, even if I let you down, this lullaby plays on.” ~ Sarah Dessen
  4. “It’s useless to play lullabies for those who cannot sleep.” ~ John Cage

  5. “Someday we’ll all be gone, but lullabies go on and on / They never die, that’s how you and I will be” ~ Billy Joel
  6. “Soft closer of our eyes! Low murmur of tender lullabies!” ~ John Keats
  7. “Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” ~ Langston Hughes
  8. “Music is the one art we all have inside. We may not be able to play an instrument, but we can sing along or clap or tap our feet. Have you ever seen a baby bouncing up and down in the crib in time to some music? When you think of it, some of that baby’s first messages from his or her parents may have been lullabies, or at least the music of their speaking voices. All of us have had the experience of hearing a tune from childhood and having that melody evoke a memory or a feeling. The music we hear early on tends to stay with us all our lives.” ~ Fred Rogers , Baby lullaby quotes
  9. “Wherever you will go, I will let you down, But this lullaby goes on.” ~ Sarah Dessen

  10. “When I try to describe how I feel when you hold me, I get butterflies, I hear lullabies, it’s hard to explain — like the scent of a rose or the sound of the rain. It’s too precious and too wonderful to give it a name.” ~ Christina Aguilera
  11. “Holding people away from you, and denying yourself love, that doesn’t make you strong. if anything, it makes you weaker. Because you’re doing it out of fear.” ~ Sarah Dessen
  12. “Birds are settling down for the night, singing lullabies to their young.” ~ Suzanne Collins
  13. “Ragtime was my lullaby.” ~ Hoagy Carmichael

  14. “Perhaps we are given a mom that we might take into death the memory of a lullaby.” ~ Robert Breault
  15. “The lullaby is the spell whereby the mother attempts to transform herself back from an ogre to a saint.” ~ James Fenton
  16. “A lullaby should be timeless because it’s a timeless concept – the birth of the child.” ~ Patti Smith
  17. “I feel like music does have a role to play in waking people up; it can be an alarm clock or it can be a lullaby.” ~ Debby Ryan
  18. “Your lullaby would waken a drunken goblin!” ~ J. R. R. Tolkien

  19. “In the spring rain, the pond and the river become one. Into every life some rain must fall. Usually when your car windows are down. It raineth on the Just and the Unjust Alike, But the Unjust stealeth the Just’s umbrella Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby.” ~ Langston Hughes
  20. “A song is not going to change this damn world. Instead of making people mad about this shitty situation, it’s going to make everybody happy. It’s a false thing. It’s like a lullaby as opposed to a gun. People need to be slapped into reality and music just doesn’t do that.” ~ Chaka Khan
  21. “I had no illusions about love anymore. It came, it went, it left casualties or it didn’t. People weren’t meant to be together forever, regardless of what the songs say.” ~ Sarah Dessen
  22. “Everything, in the end, comes down to timing. One second, one minute, one hour could make all the difference.” ~ Sarah Dessen

  23. “I’m an old-school, embarrassing Joni Mitchell fan. Her music made a hook in my soul and hasn’t let go for all these years. I even sing her songs as lullabies to my kids.” ~ Edie Falco
  24. “Music can be used against us as much as it can be used for us. Muzak can put a whole nation to sleep, whereas a lullaby is intended to put a child to sleep in a sweet way.” ~ Holly Near
  25. “A successful song comes to sing itself inside the listener. It is cellular and seismic, a wave coalescing in the mind and in the flesh. There is a message outside and a message inside, and those messages are the same, like the pat and thud of two heartbeats, one within you, one surrounding. The message of the lullaby is that it’s okay to dim the eyes for a time, to lose sight of yourself as you sleep and as you grow: if you drift, it says, you’ll drift ashore: if you fall, you will fall into place.” ~ Kevin Brockmeier
  26. “These days, most of the people you hear laughing are dead.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

  27. “River gonna take me, Sing me sweet and sleepy,
    Sing me sweet and sleepy all the way back home,
    It’s a far gone lullaby sung many years ago
    Mama, Mama, many worlds I’ve come since I first left home” ~ Robert Hunter
  28. “closed my eyes and listened. It was like music I’d heard all my life, even more than “This Lullaby.” All those keystrokes, all those letters, so many words. I brushed my fingers over the beads and watched as her image rippled, like it was on water, breaking apart gently and shimmering before becoming whole again.” ~ Sarah Dessen
  29. “Are these things really better than the things I already have? Or am I just trained to be dissatisfied with what I have now?” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  30. “The story was a sleeping girl in a narrow bed Dark hair thick and wild and twisted like seaweed across the pillow… Bella’s Lullaby” ~ Stephenie Meyer

  31. “Ghosts of melodious prophesyings rave
    Round every spot where trod Apollo’s foot;
    Bronze clarions awake, and faintly bruit,
    Where long ago a giant battle was;
    And, from the turf, a lullaby doth pass
    In every place where infant Orpheus slept.
    Feel we these things? – that moment have we stept
    Into a sort of oneness, and our state
    Is like a floating spirit’s. But there are
    Richer entanglements, enthralments far
    More self-destroying, leading, by degrees,
    To the chief intensity: the crown of these
    Is made of love and friendship, and sits high
    Upon the forehead of humanity.” ~ John Keats
  32. “Every sleepy boy and girl in every bed around the world- Can hear the stars up in the sky whispering a lullaby” ~ Mary Chapin Carpenter
  33. “Books are many things: lullabies for the weary, ointment for the wounded, armour for the fearful and nests for those in need of a home.” ~ Glenda Millard
  34. “My music is so often like a lullaby I write to myself to make sense of things I can’t tie together, or things I’ve lost, or things I’ll never have.” ~ Stephan Jenkins
  35. “The trick to forgetting the big picture is to look at everything close-up.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

  36. “When I was working on the lyrics, I thought of all the lullabies we learn as children: “Away in the Manger,” William Blake’s lullabies. I realized that the key to lullabies is simplicity.” ~ Patti Smith
  37. “Full many wanton babes have I,
    Which must be stilled with lullaby.” ~ George Gascoigne
  38. “My heart born naked was swaddled in lullabies. Later alone it wore poems for clothes. Like a shirt I carried on my back the poetry I had read. So I lived for half a century until wordlessly we met. From my shirt on the back of the chair I learn tonight how many years of learning by heart I waited for you.” ~ John Berger
  39. “And for one second, it was like I could feel the timing clicking together, finally pieces falling into place.” ~ Sarah Dessen

  40. “Your fingertips across my skin, The palm trees swaying in the wind, Images. You sang me Spanish lullabies, The sweetest sadness in your eyes, Clever trick… I cannot go to the ocean, I cannot drive the streets at night, I cannot wake up in the morning without you on my mind, So now you’re gone and I’m haunted, And I bet you are just fine. Did I make it that easy to walk right in and out of my life?..” ~ A Fine Frenzy
  41. “He’s speaking in the tone of voice that everyone uses when they’re about to break you apart. Gentle—kind, even—like they can make the news sound better just by speaking in a lullaby voice.” ~ Lauren Oliver
  42. “By the light,” he said, when he had mastered himself. “I think that beats singing a lullaby to a storm dog for simplicity and economy, Maerad. But I wish I had known that you simply had to blow at Hulls to get rid of them. It would have saved me a few scars.” ~ Alison Croggon
  43. “Most songs that aren’t jump-rope songs, or lullabies, are cautionary tales or goodbye songs and road songs.” ~ Tom Waits

  44. “In the largest sense, every work of art is protest… A lullaby is a propaganda song and any three-year-old knows it… A hymn is a controversial song – sing one in the wrong church: you’ll find out…” ~ Pete Seeger
  45. “I can’t go to sleep unless I’ve watched at least two episodes of American Dad on Hulu or iTunes. It just feels familiar. It’s like a lullaby.” ~ Gabourey Sidibe
  46. “It is comparatively easy to achieve a certain unity in a picture by allowing one colour to dominate, or by muting all the colours. Matisse did neither. He clashed his colours together like cymbals and the effect was like a lullaby.” ~ John Berger
  47. “I make up new lyrics to well-known lullabies. Mostly because I don’t actually know a lot of the lyrics.” ~ Alanis Morissette

  48. “Our whole intention was to make a record of songs that we grew up with and change them up a little bit, but we kind of stumbled on writing “Joseph’s Lullaby.” The irony is when I originally wrote the song, it was called “Mary’s Lullaby.” I wrote it from Mary’s standpoint and it was in a higher key, a real falsetto, and it just wasn’t right. One day, the producer’s wife said, “Well, it’s kind of odd that you’re singing from Mary’s perspective, being the guy. Why don’t you do Joseph?” ~ Bart Millard
  49. “Ask most kids about details about Auschwitz or about how the American Indians were assassinated as a people and they don’t know anything about it. They don’t want to know anything. Most people just want their beer or their soap opera or their lullaby.” ~ Marlon Brando
  50. “I dream of songs. I dream they fall down through the centuries, from my distant ancestors, and come to me. I dream of lullabies and sea shanties and keening cries and rhythms and stories and backbeats.” ~ Rosanne Cash
  51. “Hypotheses are lullabies for teachers to sing their students to sleep.” ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  52. “You turn up your music to hide the noise. Other people turn up their music to hide yours. You turn up yours again. Everyone buys a bigger stereo system. This is the arms race of sound. You don’t win with a lot of treble.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk
  53. “Let the rain kiss you.
    Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops.
    Let the rain sing you a lullaby.
    The rain makes still pools on the sidewalk.
    The rain makes running pools in the gutter.
    The rain plays a little sellp-song on our roof at night-
    And I love the rain.” ~ Langston Hughes
  54. “I always tell people, it took me 10 minutes and 35 years in the business. I get tired of playing it [“Lullaby of Birdland”], but not of collecting the royalties.” ~ George Shearing
  55. “Sticks and stones may break your bones but words can hurt like hell.” ~ Chuck Palahniuk

  56. “When the real history of mankind is fully disclosed, will it feature the echoes of gunfire or the shaping sound of lullabies? The great armistices made by military men or the peacemaking of women in homes and in neighborhoods? Will what happened in cradles and kitchens prove to be more controlling than what happened in congresses? When the surf of the centuries has made the great pyramids so much sand, the everlasting family will still be standing, because it is a celestial institution, formed outside telestial time.” ~ Neal A. Maxwell
  57. “From my stone pillow I have dreamed dreams of the mortal world above. I have heard its voices, its new music, as lullabies as I lie in my grave. I have envisioned its fantastical discoveries. I have known its courage in the timeless sanctum of my thoughts. And though it shuts me out with its dazzling forms, I long for one with the strength to roam it fearlessly, to ride the Devil’s Road through its heart.” ~ Anne Rice
  58. “And how should a beautiful, ignorant stream of water know it heads for an early release — out across the desert, running toward the Gulf, below sea level, to murmur its lullaby, and see the Imperial Valley rise out of burning sand with cotton blossoms, wheat, watermelons, roses, how should it know?” ~ Carl Sandburg
  59. “A wandering minstrel I A thing of shreds and patches Of ballads, songs and snatches And dreamy lullaby!” ~ Walter Raleigh

  60. “A solitary traveler can sleep from state to state, from day to night, from day to day, in the long womb of its controlled interior. It is the cradle that never stops rocking after the lullaby is over. It is the biggest sleeping tablet in the world, and no one need ever swallow the pill, for it swallows them.” ~ Lisa St. Aubin de Terán
  61. “Go to sleep, baby,Mama will sing. Of blue butterflies, and dragonfly wings. Moonlight and sunbeams, raiments so fine. Silver and gold, for baby of mine. Go to sleep, baby. Sister will tell, of wolves and of lambs, and demons who fell.-Pierce’s Lullaby Kim Harrison (Black Magic Sanction)” ~ Kim Harrison
  62. “Because you can never go from going out to being friends, just like that. It’s a lie. It’s just something that people say they’ll do to take the permanence out of a breakup. And someone always takes it to mean more than it does, and then is hurt even more when, inevitably, said ‘friendly’ relationship is still a major step down from the previous relationship, and it’s like breaking up all over again. But messier.” ~ Sarah Dessen
  63. “Here a pretty Baby lies Sung asleep with Lullabies: Pray be silent, and not stirre The easie earth that covers her.” ~ Robert Herrick

  64. “Mothers are the place that we call home. On them we rest our heads and close our eyes. There’s no one else who grants the same soft peace, happiness, contentment, sweet release, erasing righttime tears with lullabies, restoring the bright sun that makes us bloom.” ~ Nick Gordon
  65. “It was an honor to work with Samantha Morton on this Casablanca-esque, silent-film-esque, Americana photobooth Woolworth’s hay day period piece of surrealism/ realism/ story time tell-tale-ism, black and white 35 mm film, washed in strange light, over this love hate tune, heartbreak song, life-goes-on lullaby, The Last Goodbye. It’s a doorway into the future of the fatal past-tense. Get it?” ~ Alison Mosshart

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