Quotes about Violin

Beautiful Quotes That Depict the Bitter-sweet Sounds of a Violin

The violin, also known as the queen of instruments, plays a distinctive role in the field of music. The following article mention some quotes that are related to violins.
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Last Updated: Dec 9, 2017
A symbol of an orchestra, the violin has a well deserved respected position among the different string instruments first place among the category of string instruments. As the old saying reveals "the older the violin, the sweeter the music", this concept is not far from the truth. On the contrary, it is indeed confirmed that older violins do have a better sound, than its newer counterparts.

It is a complex instrument, and is rewarding and challenging if it is learned properly; the more you play it, the more you develop your talent and ability. Although your right arm might get tired after a while, your soul is never tired of its sweet sound that echoes and enchants the heart. Expressing a wide range of emotions, from the vibrant joyfulness to a raging storm, violin can skillfully represent all these in an impeccable sound spectacle. It depends on what you want to transmit, and of course, it does depend on how much you've learned to master this instrument that can be very docile after you've come to know it for a while.

The quotes which mention the violin are as follows:

"Marriage is like a violin. After the music is over, you still have the strings." ― Anonymous

"A table, a chair, a bowl of fruit and a violin; what else does a man need to be happy." ― Albert Einstein

"Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it." ― Vanessa Mae

"A machine is as distinctively and brilliantly and expressively human as a violin sonata or a theorem in Euclid." ― Gregory Vlastos

"If it is true that the violin is the most perfect of musical instruments, then Greek is the violin of human thought." ― Helen Keller

"The thing that influenced me most was the way Tommy played his trombone. It was my idea to make my voice work in the same way as a trombone or violin-not sounding like them, but playing the voice like those instrumentalists." ― Frank Sinatra

"A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin." ― Edmond de Goncour

"It got to a point where I had to get a hair-cut or a violin" ― Franklin D. Roosevelt

"Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin." ― John Lubbock

"Every person is important. It doesn't matter whether you play the violin, the flute, the cello, or the drums, you're still part of the orchestra." ― Anonymous

"If we were all determined to play the first violin we should never have an ensemble. Therefore, respect every musician in his proper place." ― Robert A. Schumann

"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." ― Napoleon Bonaparte

"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." ― Georgia O'Keeffe

"Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on." ― Samuel Butler

"An actor is supposed to be a sensitive instrument. Isaac Stern takes good care of his violin. What if everyone jumped on his violin?" ― Marilyn Monroe

"A violinist had a violin, a painter his palette. All I had was myself. I was the instrument that I must care for." ― Josephine Baker

"I was much distressed by next door people who had twin babies and played the violin; but one of the twins died, and the other has eaten the fiddle, so all is peace." ― Edward Lear

"I inherited a painting and a violin which turned out to be a Rembrandt and a Stradivarius. Unfortunately, Rembrandt made lousy violins and Stradivarius was a terrible painter." ― Tommy Cooper

"The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer." ― Victor Borge

"The majority of husbands remind me of an orangutan trying to play the violin." ― Honore de Balzac

"Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin .. it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring." ― S. J. Perelman