Violins Famous Quotes & Sayings

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Top 58 Quotes About Violins

#1. She waited uneasily and shyly. From afar he saw that her eyes
clearly her father's
were filled with desperate innocence. He pictured, in her, his own redemption. Violins and lit candles revolved in the sky. Leo ran forward with flowers out-thrust. - Author: Bernard Malamud
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#2. The sunlight, penetrating the gaps in the tall trees, plays chess on the gravestones, shifting slowly and thoughtfully across the worn old stones. The wind, like a hundred violins, plays perpetually in the topmost branches of the deodars. - Author: Ruskin Bond
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#3. When it comes to orchestral music, whenever I see a concert with orchestra and strings, and I arrive and there are speakers up, my heart always sinks a little bit, and I think, 'It's going to be down to some sound guy's ideas.' Contact microphones on the violins. I'm a purist, I suppose. - Author: Jonny Greenwood
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#4. A thousand violins cloy very rapidly without percussion. - Author: John Fowles
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#5. There's no reason why everyone has to listen to records in hi-fi. Having the violins on the left and the bass on the right doesn't make the music more profound. It's just a more complex way of stimulating a bored imagination. - Author: Haruki Murakami
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#6. A world without tomatoes is like a string quartet without violins. - Author: Laurie Colwin
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#7. If you were able to hear lime juice, it would sound like violins. - Author: Diana Wynne Jones
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#8. To me, there is nothing better than me going into the studio with a live band and hearing those violins and that echo and that sound. I mean I loved it. - Author: Bobby Vinton
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#9. A guitar is a piece of wood, and if this piece is resonating in a period of 40 or 60 years, it kind of gets to know what it is after awhile ... the reason violinists play violins that are hundreds of years old. The wood learns to sing. - Author: Dave Genn
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#10. There were no violins or warning bells when I pulled the janitor's theme off the top of the stack and set it before me, no sense that my little life was about to change. But we never know, do we? Life turns on a dime. - Author: Stephen King
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#11. I don't sleep with a violin in my bed, but there is something very magical about the instrument. You open up the case; it's a masterpiece, it's gorgeous, the varnish is still there from 300 years ago. People who know violins, they look at it and it's almost like a face. - Author: Joshua Bell
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#12. What's the use of dying in a ward surrounded by a lot of groaning and croaking incurables? Wouldn't it be much better to throw a party with that twenty-seven thousand and take poison and depart for the other world to the sound of violins, surrounded by lovely drunken girls and happy friends? - Author: Mikhail Bulgakov
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#13. Charlie Chaplin is the greatest artist of the 20th century. He takes me from laughter to tears in seconds. And he was one of the very first funny men. It's like the original violins were made in Cremona and there's never been any better since. Sometimes the best come right off the bat. - Author: Emo Philips
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#14. I got in the school band and the school choir. It all hit me like a ton of bricks, everything just came out. I played percussion for a while, and stayed after school forever just tinkering around with different things, the clarinets and the violins. - Author: Quincy Jones
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#15. While the accompanimental [sic] figures come from Prelude, the melody is wholly original to this theme. First stated on a lonely duduk, and then in octaves by the violins and violas, it is a melancholy and contemplative tune. - Author: Bear McCreary
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#16. I could spit dust I'm so mad. He wants to put violins on my new session. I'll die before I'll go all the way pop. - Author: Patsy Cline
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#17. I can't use logic concerning my feelings, my feelings demand musical notes, violins, guitar solos, the stomping of feet, poetic language, metaphors, poetic lines about birds or deserts or tree-crowded forests. - Author: Noah Cicero
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#18. It is sweet to dance to violins
When love and life are fair:
To dance to flutes, to dance to lutes
Is delicate and rare:
But it is not sweet with nimble feet
To dance upon the air! - Author: Oscar Wilde
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#19. He didn't say "that's weird". He wouldn't have said "that's weird" if a flock of sheep had cycled past playing violins. It wasn't the sort of thing a responsible engineer said. - Author: Terry Pratchett
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#20. She also smiles up at him, and all that's missing is rose petals drifting down and violins playing. - Author: Jo Raven
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#21. With years a richer life begins, the spirit mellow: ripe age gives tones to violins, wine, and good fellows. - Author: John Townsend Trowbridge
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#22. Every single one of us can do things that no one else can do - can love things that no one else can love. We are like violins. We can be used for doorstops, or we can make music. You know what to do. - Author: Barbara Sher
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#23. Violins are the lively, forward, importunate wits, that distinguish themselves by the flourishes of imagination, sharpness of repartee, glances of satire, and bear away the upper part in every consort. - Author: Richard Steele
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#24. You know, the truth is that us actors would all like to believe we re-invent the wheel, every time we play a character. But, we're human beings and our instruments are not violins, they are our bodies and our consciousness and our collective life experience. - Author: John C. Reilly
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#25. Hot damn. Cue the violins and happy cartoon bunnies. I was in the middle of a Disney moment. Because this guy was gorgeous. And we were standing so close to each other. If he hadn't been holding onto a barely contained rage directed at yours truly, it could have almost been construed as romantic. - Author: A Meredith Walters
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#26. All music is what awakes from you when you are reminded by the instruments. It is not the violins and the cornets-it is not the oboe nor the beating drums, nor the score of the baritone singer singing his sweet romanza-nor that of the women's chorus; it is nearer and farther than they. - Author: Walt Whitman
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#27. Walter turned on the radio: electric violins wailing, twisted romance, the four-square beat of heartbreak. Trite suffering, but suffering nonetheless. The entertainment business. What voyeurs we have all become. - Author: Margaret Atwood
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#28. We are so not breaking out the violins and pity partying. - Author: Gena Showalter
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#29. Guilty, Your Honor, but only of minor transgressions. My motto is, 'Let no girl, no gun, no cards, no violins, no dress, no tobacco, no laziness keep you from your books. - Author: Irving Stone
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#30. To put it another way, pain is God's megaphone to rouse a deaf world. Why must it be pain? Why can't he rouse us more gently, with violins or laughter? Because the dream from which we must be wakened, is the dream that all is well. - Author: William Nicholson
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#31. You have those songs that are very special to you that you don't want to get ruined by production. Something like 'Start Again' shouldn't be touched. It's a classic-sounding song on a piano and violins and harmonies, and I think those songs are perfect as they are. - Author: Conrad Sewell
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#32. The celebrated painter Gainsborough got as much pleasure from seeing violins as from hearing them. - Author: Georg C. Lichtenberg
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#33. Sometimes in films it's nice to have violins on either side, rather than on one side, so you've got more of a stereo picture with the violins. Sometimes it's good to have the basses in the middle. - Author: Anne Dudley
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#34. I don't need to sleep to play. I'm crazy anyway. Being crazier still could only help. - Author: Anne Rice
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#35. Violins sang, brass crowed, while bassoons, she felt, rumbled according to a Richter scale all of their own. Charlie - Author: Alexander McCall Smith
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#36. Jutta drags herself closer; she watches her brother with outsize eyes. A piano chases the violins. Then woodwinds. The strings sprint, woodwinds fluttering behind. More instruments join in. Flutes? Harps? The song races, seems to loop back over itself. "Werner?" Jutta whispers. He blinks; - Author: Anthony Doerr
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#37. I drew it over my skin like a violins bow, No one would ever hear the song of my shame. - Author: Jodi Picoult
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#38. Second violins can play a concerto perfectly if they're in their own home and nobody's there. - Author: Garrison Keillor
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#39. It is as absurd to say that a man can't love one woman all the time as it is to say that a violinist needs several violins to play the same piece of music. - Author: Honore De Balzac
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#40. Let no girl, no gun, no cards, no flutes, no violins, no dress, no tobacco, no laziness decoy you from your books. - Author: David McCullough
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#41. History was an artist, maintaining the idea but changing the details, like a composer keeping the same theme but dulling it to a minor or lifting by an octave, now crooning it with violins, now blaring it on trumpets. - Author: George R. Stewart
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#42. I often play on the cello-bass side of the orchestra, because I prefer the deep sounds. I can't hear the violins well. - Author: Evelyn Glennie
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#43. We are like violins. We can be used as doorstops, or we can make music. - Author: Barbara Sher
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#44. I'd never been in love, because I was waiting for the silent-movie love: big eyes and violins, chattering without sound, pure. Nobody had loved right since 1926. - Author: Rich Horton
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#45. One cannot inherit a talent for the violin - there are no violins in nature. Instead, one must be motivated, able to benefit from practice, and persevering. - Author: Marilyn Vos Savant
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#46. Usually bands with violins - it's this little, poorly amplified looking kind of futile on stage, and that's not the way that my music is put together. - Author: Andrew Bird
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#47. 'Tis God gives skill, but not without men's hand: He could not make Antonio Stradivarius's violins without Antonio. - Author: George Eliot
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#48. I hate being manipulated by song. Don't tell me what I should be feeling. I don't want cellos or violins to be telling me that I should be bawling right now. - Author: Vera Farmiga
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#49. 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. - Author: Tommy Cooper
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#50. Sex and violence was never really my cup of tea; I was always more into sax and violins. - Author: Wim Wenders
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#51. If you take the hard facts of a failed relationship, it's pretty grim. But if you make an album out of it, and if the violins represent all the tears, you create something magical out of something very normal. - Author: Lykke Li
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#52. Women play cellos and violins in symphony orchestras. They're playing Beethoven and Bach. What do you mean they can't play rock and roll? - Author: Joan Jett
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#53. Tis a petty kind of fame At best, that comes of making violins; And saves no masses, either. Thou wilt go To purgatory none the less. - Author: George Eliot
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#54. [When asked if the voice is an instrument:] Yes, of course. Some are violins, some are fountain pens and some are stethoscopes. And others are just washboards. - Author: Marilyn Vos Savant
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#55. Words are tricky things, a friend of his has told him, they're much more tricky than violins. - Author: Michael Ondaatje
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#56. Walk my way and a thousand violins begin to play, or it might be the sound of your hello. - Author: Johnny Mathis
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#57. It is absurd to pretend that one cannot love the same woman always, as to pretend that a good artist needs several violins to execute a piece of music. - Author: Honore De Balzac
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#58. My mother told stories - of their life in the war and how she'd played the accordion in the air-raid shelter and it had got rid of the rats. Apparently rats like violins and pianos but they can't stand the accordion ... - Author: Jeanette Winterson
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