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Acting is just playing the violin in an orchestra. Directing is being the conductor.
– Jason Bateman
The violin sings.
– Joshua Bell
Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin.
– John Lubbock
What drew me to the violin was mastering the instrument technically, which I’m continuing to do.
I actually wanted to play the violin before I had polio, and then afterwards, there was no reason not to.
– Itzhak Perlman
I used to play violin, but I wasn’t very good!
I played violin and got into that Suzuki program in the second grade.
– Adam Jones
I had studied violin from age 7 to 14.
– Amar Bose
I first picked up a violin aged five – I just assumed everyone played.
– Andre Rieu
Whoever heard of an electric violin, electric cello or, for that matter, an electric singer?
– Andres Segovia
I do use an electric violin. Actually, my regular electric violin, which I sometimes use, is by Ned Steinburger.
– Aleksey Igudesman
Yes, I mean like you know, having studied with Yehudi Menuhin that is like some direct route into Bach, because he was one of the foremost interpreters of Bach for the violin.
– Nigel Kennedy
The Third Quartet I made the instruments in pairs – Two different pairs – Violin and viola, and violin and cello. They played very different things from each other all through the whole piece.
– Elliott Carter
I actually played violin on ‘E.T.’ I used to be a violinist.
– David Newman
A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin.
– Edmond de Goncourt
I’m not going to play my violin, but with my dwarfism, I’m a bit of a mutant.
– Peter Dinklage
Love is not love, without a violin playing goat.
– Julia Roberts
I guess really what my goal is is just to enlarge the violin repertoire.
– Leila Josefowicz
I went to this tattoo parlor in the East Village and I got an outline of a violin on my lower back. They call them tramp stamps now.
– Katherine Moennig
When I was five I had violin lessons.
– Randy Bachman
Working with a bunch of actors is like trying to tune each violin.
– Patrice Leconte
Some songs are just going to be acoustic with just maybe some light background stuff going on and maybe violin or something like that. Or sax – I mean, I’m definitely having some sax. That’s just what I love. It’s going to be jazz-rock stuff. That’s what I’m aiming for.
– Phillip Phillips
I tried to learn the violin for a while.
– Peter Wright
I started playing the violin when I was 5, but by the time I was 12 or 13, I wasn’t really liking it.
The difference between a violin and a viola is that a viola burns longer.
– Victor Borge
Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it.
– Vanessa Mae
The violin is basically made of a wood box and four main strings.
– Sirena Huang
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.
– Wynton Marsalis
The soprano has all those other instruments in it. It’s got the soprano song voice, flute, violin, clarinet, and tenor elements and can even approach the baritone in intensity.
– Steve Lacy
I started playing violin when I was six, so I thought I could be a professional. It wasn’t until I was 15 when I got into acting classes and realized this was what I wanted to do.
– Torrey DeVitto