The 10 Best Eric Clapton Quotes

Eric Clapton is one of the most celebrated musicians of all time, known for his incredible guitar skills, emotive songwriting, and intriguing quotes. Some quotes highlight the positive and transformative nature of love, while others emphasize the power of sincerity in music-making and the ability of one note to convey a powerful message.

From the healing power of love and music, to the timelessness of music and the importance of sincerity in being a musician, here is a list of the 10 best quotes from Eric Clapton:

  1. “Love is lovely, let it grow.”
  2. “Music became a healer for me.”
  3. “Music survives everything, and like God, it is always present. It needs no help, and suffers no hindrance.”
  4. “Before you accuse me, take a look at yourself.”
  5. “For me there is something primitively soothing about this music, and it went straight to my nervous system, making me feel ten feet tall.”
  6. “Every time you pick up your guitar to play, play as if it’s the last time.”
  7. “Music will always find its way to us, with or without business, politics, religion, or any other bullshit attached.”
  8. “Well, I think part of my gift, or if I have one, is that I love listening.”
  9. “There’s a desire in me to express something – to match what I hear in my head.”
  10. “My driving philosophy about making music is that you can reduce it all down to one note if that note is played with the right kind of sincerity.”


Eric Clapton’s quotes offer a glimpse into his thoughts and beliefs as a legendary musician. These quotes highlight the importance of love and music as healing forces, the timelessness of music, and the power of sincerity in music-making.

It is a reminder for us to cherish the power of music and to approach it with love, sincerity, and passion in everything that we do.

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