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A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy?
I love power. But it is as an artist that I love it. I love it as a musician loves his violin, to draw out its sounds and chords and harmonies.
When you play a violin piece, you are a storyteller, and you're telling a story.
Singing has always seemed to me the most perfect means of expression. It is so spontaneous. And after singing, I think the violin. Since I cannot sing, I paint.
When I get bored, or get stuck on an equation, I like to go ice skating, but it makes you forget your problem. Then you can tackle the problem with a fresh new insight. Einstein liked to play the violin to relax. Every physicist likes to have a past time. Mine is ice skating.
If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. therefore, respect every musician in his proper place.
The moral of the story is not to listen to those who tell you not to play the violin but stick to the tambourine.
Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on.
It takes generosity to discover the whole through others. If you realize you are only a violin, you can open yourself up to the world by playing your role in the concert.
Jacques Yves Cousteau
I started playing violin in the 5th grade. They had a program in school where you could get out of class to go play instruments. So I raised my hand, left out of class, me and a bunch of my homeboys, just to get out of class for that day. They asked what instrument you wanted to play and I picked the violin.
The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer.
Acting is just playing the violin in an orchestra. Directing is being the conductor.
The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin.
Honore de Balzac
I am playing the violin, that's all I know, nothing else, no education, no nothing. You just practice every day.
I wasn't making it with the violin because I was playing all of the 'long hair' stuff.
Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
Love is not love, without a violin playing goat.
You can imagine me as a kid growing up in redneck Texas with ballet shoes, tucking the violin under my arm. I had to fight my way up.
Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it.
I love classical music and have been playing violin since I was seven. Music helps me to express feelings in a way words often cannot.
An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument. Isaac Stern takes good care of his violin. What if everybody jumped on his violin?
I know a girl who cries when she practices violin because each note sounds so pure it just cuts into her, and then the melody comes pouring out her eyes. Now, to me, everything else just sounds like a lie.
A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin.
Edmond de Goncourt
There was one thing Beethoven didn't do. When one of his string quartets was played, you can believe the second violin wasn't improvising.
Some parents let their kids sleep at other people's houses, where they drink alcohol, watch TV for hours and God knows what else. But if you say you have to get all A's and practice the violin for two hours, then they consider that abusive. That upsets me.
John F. Kennedy
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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