14 Ukulele Quotes to Inspire and Encourage

Unsurprisingly the wonderful Ukulele has inspired many wise words and quite a few less wise words too. Some of these ukulele quotes will make you see your instrument in a whole new light, while others will make you want to pick it up and strum away.


a ukulele quote by jake shimabukuro bring out the child in us

There’s something about the ukulele that just makes you smile. It makes you let your guard down. It brings out the child in all of us. – Jake Shimabukuro

zooey deschanel quote on guitars being overwhelming but ukuleles are great

There’s something about guitars, they’re just so big, you know what I mean? You’re just like, ‘Ugh!’ It just seems so overwhelming. And the ukulele is, like, the opposite of overwhelming. – Zooey Deschanel

 a quote from carol burnett sit around a table playing ukulele and sing
On the good days, my mother would haul out the ukulele and we’d sit around the kitchen table – it was a cardboard table with a linoleum top – and sing. – Carol Burnett
 quote by max schnieder I bring my  ukulele everywhere I go
I bring my ukulele everywhere I go, play a little music in the park, always have it with me. – Max Schneider
 ukulele quote from jake shimabukuro there's no ego when you're a ukulele player
There’s no ego when you’re a ukulele player. – Jake Shimabukuro
 A ukulele quote from Don henley the first instrument they gave me
I think my first instrument was a ukulele that they gave me. I used to know how to play that pretty well. – Don Henley
ukulele quote from tift merritt Sometimes when you're writing on a ukulele, you're in a totally new land, rhythmically or melodically.
Sometimes when you’re writing on a ukulele, you’re in a totally new land, rhythmically or melodically. – Tift Merritt
 Ukulele Quote George formby stare at me with my little ukulele in my hand
Now everybody’s got a crazy notion of their own. Some like to mix up with a crowd, some like to be alone. It’s no one elses’ business as far as I can see, but every time that I go out the people stare at me, with me little ukulele in me hand. – George Formby
 a dwayne johnson (the rock) quote on growing up in Hawaii
I grew up in a musical family; the majority of my growing up was done in Hawaii. It’s what we do. You sing, you dance, you play ukulele and you drink.- Dwayne Johnson
 ukulele quote from jake shumabukuro the ukulele is like a yoga session in one strum
Sometimes I can’t think of a better way to end my day than coming home and just strumming my ukulele for a few minutes. I mean, I joke around and tell people that it’s an entire yoga session in one strum, you know? – Jake Shimabukuro
Ukuleles will get you through times with no money better than money will get you through times with no ukulele quote
Ukuleles will get you through times with no money better than money will get you through time with no ukulele – anonymous
 ukulele quote from Jared Kintz trying to learn to be a gangsta
I’m trying to be a better gangsta, so I’m learning how to play the ukulele. I’m also trying to figure out how to rap a romance novel, like The Notebook.” ― Jarod Kintz
 George harrison quote everyone i know who is into the ukulele is crackers so get yourself a few and enjoy yourself
“Everyone I know who is into ukulele is crackers, so get yourself a few and enjoy yourselves” – George Harrison

And finally

ukulele quote uke cant always get what uke want
Uke can’t always get what you want, but if you try sometimes, you just might find uke get what you need! – The Rolling stones (what? that is what they say honest)
Do you know any other Ukulele quotes?

Someone started the Ukulele because of this site!

I got an email today which said that the reader had just got their first ukulele and started playing because of this site. It made me smile to think that someone is now playing the ukulele because of this site and that makes it really worth the time and money it costs to run.

I’d love to hear any stories you have how Uke University has helped you (or ways we could help you more). Just got to the contact page. 

You probably don’t know it but I’ve been a bit of an Elvis Costello fan for a while. I’m really not sure why but I love his songs so Elvis plus Ukulele equals real awesomeness.

a picture of a ukulele with the caption ukulele player problems: when people say you aren't a real muscian because you play the ukulele

Ever had someone tell you that the ukulele isn’t a real instrument. They have no idea what they’re talking about. Yes it is annoying when people say you aren’t a real musician because you play the ukulele but we all know the truth. Ukulele players are real musicians.

Ukulele player problems cover songs

Do you hear a new song and instantly start to wonder how it would sound as a Ukulele cover? Don’t worry, you’re not alone.

Ukulele haters gonna hate

Recently, on my journeys across the interwebs I came across someone with a strong opinion (how unusual!) His main point/complaint was that the Ukulele was the instrument for talentless non musicians who sound terrible. He went on to say that people should stop playing the ukulele (language, grammar and stream of consciousness have all been cleaned up here).

I thought he was being a bit pathetic but this ukulele hater touches upon a real perception, the Ukulele is a joke instrument and “non musicians” play it. This is a big pile of bull poop for a few good reasons.

ignore the ukulele haters play your uke