Top 90 Rhyme Quotes

Words matter. These are the best Rhyme Quotes from famous people such as Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Bobby McFerrin, Raftaar, Del Shannon, Jill Scott, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.

Versification is, indeed, indispensable for music, but

Versification is, indeed, indispensable for music, but rhyme, solely for rhyming’s sake, most pernicious.
Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I like a very dark house, just black. I sit there and just think. Once I’m still and quiet inside, I’ll begin. It’s very personal; it has to be. One song may be Bach, the next blues, a song from TV, or a nursery rhyme or jazz piece.
Bobby McFerrin
I am my own parent when it comes to rapping and do impromptu stuff. Being a rapper, you have to be good at improvising, like you give me a word and I have to rhyme it quickly and then make sense out of the rhyme.
I saw I could rhyme words. It came simply to me. But I wrote some pretty horrible songs that I still have on tape.
Del Shannon
It excites me when a person puts their whole self in a song or rhyme, or instrument. It fills me.
Jill Scott
You want to know how to rhyme, then learn how to add. It’s mathematics.
Mos Def
I write in a mathematical manner. For some of my songs, I rhyme every syllable. It’s a science.
Tech N9ne
When you start rhyming, it’s hard to find things that rhyme with Yauch, Horovitz and Diamond.
Mike D
Technology does not always rhyme with perfection and reliability. Far from it in reality!
Jean-Michel Jarre
The idea of New Zealanders sounding like Americans is not it. You got to rhyme in your language, your accent.
Politicians must be simple and clear about how their ideas will serve the national cause. We can no longer use the complexity of today’s problems as an excuse for inaction, rhyme or rhetoric that does not meet the challenges before us.
Alan Siegel
Rhyme is a mnemonic device, an aid to the memory. And some poems are themselves mnemonics, that is to say, the whole purpose of the poem is to enable us to remember some information.
James Fenton
In my early 20s, connecting with fiction was a difficult process. There seemed to be little rhyme or reason to what was meaningful, what convinced, and what made sense.
Sarah Hall
When I first spit my first rhyme in public on my school bus, I had an audience.
Tech N9ne
Oh, love will make a dog howl in rhyme.
Francis Beaumont
There will always be a place for bunnies to talk in rhyme, but that’s not what I do.
Lois Lowry
When I first started reading poetry, all the poets I read – Edgar Allan Poe, Oliver Wendell Holmes, John Greenleaf Whittier – were rhyme poets. That’s what captured me.
Marv Levy
There’s something so wonderful about writing in rhyme where it isn’t just the meaning of the words, it’s the music to the words and the shape and the sound.
Gary Ross
I believe that these devices like repetition and rhyme are not artificial, that they’re not imposed, somehow, on the language.
Paul Muldoon
I don’t rhyme right now, but I may ten years from now.
Jill Scott
Evil is often supposed to be without rhyme or reason.
Terry Eagleton
It’s really great if people actually want to see something that you’ve made and you’ve put a lot of effort into. And that doesn’t always happen, and there’s not always a rhyme or reason.
Kelly Macdonald
I think it is interesting to think about the absolute animal relish young people have for rhythm and rhyme.
Andrew Motion
Some people just have a love for words and thinking about words that rhyme.
Olafur Darri Olafsson
I mean, people have created great shows, produced wonderful television, and nobody tunes in. For whatever reason, it just doesn’t resonate with the masses. And vice versa, people have produced some really crappy television and mediocre stuff, and for some reason it hits. And there’s no rhyme or reason.
Chris Harrison
Big shout out to Nas: if you want to scream my name out again and put my name in your rhyme, I think it’s funny. Let’s make some money from it. Just don’t take it so serious, man.
Damon Dash
My favorite Eminem song is probably ‘Lose Yourself’ because I can relate to it a lot. That’s how I feel every time I write a rhyme.
You can get people to follow very intricate pathways of musical information, but it feels like a nursery rhyme or a children’s story.
Jacob Collier
Making words rhyme for a living is one of the great joys of my life… That’s a superpower I’ve been very conscious of developing. I started at the same level as everybody else, and then I just listened to more music and talked to myself until it was an actual superpower I could pull out on special occasions.
Lin-Manuel Miranda
I knew I had a sharper mind than most others and I had a sense of rhyme. One didn’t even need to sing melodies. It felt like the perfect way to make my way out of the gutter.
Assonance is not the enemy of rhyme. It helps us to respect rhyme, which has been spoiled by mechanical use.
Austin Clarke
There's no point in fighting guys when there's no struc

There’s no point in fighting guys when there’s no structure, there’s no rhyme or reason to who gets the title shot.
Luke Rockhold
Rhyme, that enslaved queen, that supreme charm of our poetry, that creator of our meter.
Victor Hugo
A rhyme doesn’t make a song.
Dorothy Fields
When people ask me, ‘When are you gonna stop rhyming?’ I don’t know when I’m gonna stop rhyming because we all got situations. Even when I get 50 or 60 years old, if God spares my life, if I got false teeth and I’m still rhyming, I have to rhyme about that.
Ghostface Killah
Poetry is not an issue of form and enjambments. Poetry, as the word is classically used, has to do with sound and sense. It can be rhyme. It can be rhythm, pace, breath.
Tim O’Brien
There’s more to hip-hop than just trying to make everything rhyme, and you find out in life that everything don’t rhyme. The music they’re cutting is musically fantastic.
Al Green
All of us suffer some injuries from experiences that seem to have no rhyme or reason. We cannot understand or explain them. We may never know why some things happen in this life. The reason for some of our suffering is known only to the Lord.
James E. Faust
A good emcee will rhyme a lot of different ways. Don’t limit yourself.
Ice T
If you play jazz, then you play with your fingers. If you’re playing rock, you use a pick. There’s really no rhyme or reason to that other than that’s just the way it has been.
Kevin Eubanks
There’s rappers out there that don’t even know how to rhyme. They take someone else’s words and go with it. To each his own.
Big Daddy Kane
I wanna rhyme about God.
Ghostface Killah
A lot of underground hip-hop will inspire me as far as rhyme patterns – really wordy, intelligent lyrics.
Travie McCoy
Children seem naturally drawn to poetry – it’s some combination of the rhyme, rhythm, and the words themselves.
Jack Prelutsky
It’s really hard to find a lot of things that rhyme with Michael Diamond.
Mike D
It’s difficult to make your clients understand that there are certain days that the market will go up or down 2%, and it’s basically driven by algorithms talking to algorithms. There’s no real rhyme or reason for that. So it’s difficult. We just try to preach long-term investing and staying the course.
Warren Stephens
Though my poems are about evenly split between traditionally formal work that uses rhyme and meter and classical structure, and work that is freer, I feel that the music of language remains at the core of it all. Sound, rhythm, repetition, compression – these elements of my poetry are also elements of my prose.
Floyd Skloot
I’m a terrible punster. And I love to rhyme. I just can’t help myself.
Duane Michals
Emceeing has always been about making the most intellectual, most creative, wittiest rhyme as possible regardless of any subject. It was always about bringing the best out of yourself.
I hear a little firecracker go off when you come up with a good rhyme.
Garrison Keillor
I rarely get recognized, and whenever I do, it has to do with ‘The Leftovers’ because it came into someone’s life at a particularly important time for them – if they were dealing with grief or loss or whatever tragedy – and they just caught it. And there is no rhyme or reason to the kind of person it is.
Carrie Coon
There’s kind of no rhyme or reason to what is appealing to any given actor. It just is, or it isn’t. It’s kind of like dating. You either connect to someone or you don’t. You can’t really say why.
Katherine Waterston
The poetic act consists of suddenly seeing that an idea splits up into a number of equal motifs and of grouping them; they rhyme.
Stephane Mallarme
I would like to see more of the making of just regular television shows. Like the casting process. I think it’s so fascinating to watch the actors come in and see how they discuss everybody afterwards. It’s a crazy world that has no rhyme or reason.
Shiri Appleby
My thing was, I loved music. I played music: I played the saxophone. So the little bit of music knowhow I had, I tried to implement that in every thing I did, from my style, my cadence, the way I tried to pause and stagnate it; that all came from John Coltrane and listening to jazz albums. Trying to rhyme like a jazz player.
I love an imperfect rhyme.
Walker Hayes
Generally speaking, rhyme is the marker for the end of a line. The first rhyme-word is like a challenge thrown down, which the poem itself has to respond to.
James Fenton
I think it is a burden… that we constantly realise that there isn’t that much rhyme or reason to why something happens. If we think about that too much, it can make all of our decisions very stressful.
Andrew Haigh
There’s nothing I’d rather do than sort of, you know, sit at my computer and rhyme.
Gary Ross
My son, O’Shea. He looks like me, and he can rhyme.
Ice Cube
At an early age, I understood music… the rhyme schemes, melodies and harmonies.
Philip Bailey
I’m tired of love; I’m still more tired of rhyme; but money gives me pleasure all the time.
Hilaire Belloc
I don't know that there's any rhyme or reason to bullyi

I don’t know that there’s any rhyme or reason to bullying… it’s not even the bully’s fault, which is why it’s such a difficult thing to combat.
Dove Cameron