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Quotes of violin

  1. 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
  2. I would also like to thank my father who discouraged me from playing the violin at an early age. – Paul Desmond
  3. As a young child, I played the violin I think that that started the spark. – Peggy Fleming
  4. I had different bands. I played with the Acoustic Warriors for the most part, without girl singers. It was the same kind of sound, acoustic guitar, bass, with violin and sometimes accordion, and the guys would sing, that kind of thing. – Dan Hicks
  5. Let me be very honest and just say that if any airline would let me take the violin and the laptop on board I would fly that airline all the time. – Lara St. John
  6. Happiness is a thing to be practiced, like the violin – John Lubbock
  7. Violin playing is a physical art with great traditions behind it. – Vanessa Mae
  8. Love is not the dying moan of a distant violin it's the triumphant twang of a bedspring. – S. J. Perelman
  9. Another thing that I don't like to do is show too much how it goes. I do it once in a blue moon. Sometimes there are lessons when I don't pick up a violin at all. – Itzhak Perlman
  10. I wasn't making it with the violin because I was playing all of the 'long hair' stuff. – Louis Prima
  11. At the age of nine, playing the violin at school, and then onto the mandolin. – Noel Redding
  12. I took up violin because my best mate had taken it up, so I did likewise. – Noel Redding
  13. Of course the most difficult thing on the violin is always intonation. The second one is rhythm. If you play in tune, in time with a good sound that's already high level. Those three are the main things. – Ruggiero Ricci
  14. When I first wrote for orchestra, I didn't realize, when you have 20 people playing a violin line, that is very different than one person playing that line. – David Del Tredici

Usage examples for violin

  1. For it cannot be simply his violin playing. – The Amazing Marriage, v3 by George Meredith Edition: 10 Language: English
  2. The body acts as a sounding board for the voice just as the body of the violin acts as a sounding board for its tones. – The Art of Public Speaking by Dale Carnagey (AKA Dale Carnegie) and J. Berg Esenwein
  3. In this case, he knew, was the Sarasate violin – The World For Sale, Volume 2. by Gilbert Parker
  4. Durrance had stayed for a night in the house, and through that evening she had played upon her violin seated with her back toward her audience, as was her custom when she played, lest a look or a gesture should interrupt the concentration of her thoughts. – The Four Feathers by A. E. W. Mason
  5. Gretchen took her violin – The Log School-House on the Columbia by Hezekiah Butterworth
  6. But I don't see your violin now. – Phil the Fiddler by Horatio Alger, Jr.
  7. He drew the violin and bow toward him and sighed. – Janice Day by Helen Beecher Long
  8. He wants my violin – The Young Musician or, Fighting His Way by Horatio Alger
  9. Ten years ago he spent most of his time playing the violin and raising flowers." – One-Way Ticket to Nowhere by Leroy Yerxa
  10. You make stories on your violin too, uncle Tony, even if the ladies don't faint away in heaps, and if the kitchen doesn't look like a battle- field when you 've finished. – The Village Watch-Tower by (AKA Kate Douglas Riggs) Kate Douglas Wiggin
  11. I saw at his house this violin for the first time. – Great Violinists And Pianists by George T. Ferris
  12. He thought only of the beautiful red violin with the yellow bridge hung in the shop window, and offered for three shillings and sixpence. – A Book of Ghosts by Sabine Baring-Gould
  13. I told him that I admired his skill with the violin but his songs much more. – Youth and the Bright Medusa by Willa Cather
  14. It is as if some other person was playing, with my arm, on my violin – The Lion's Share by E. Arnold Bennett
  15. In his playing, too, he made such rapid progress that before long he was taking the first violin and on occasions when Ruzicka, the conductor, was not present he was appointed to lead the orchestra. – Story-Lives of Great Musicians by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
  16. The rapt expression on the boy's face was not lost upon the father, and thoughts which more than once had occupied Mathias's mind as he watched his child's clever imitation of the village schoolmaster's playing of the violin were recurring with redoubled force on this occasion. – Story-Lives of Great Musicians by Francis Jameson Rowbotham
  17. Nello withdrew his violin from its case with his cold fingers. – The Intriguers by William Le Queux
  18. He is very musical, and brought his violin and several books of music. – The Sunny Side of Diplomatic Life, 1875-1912 by Lillie DeHegermann-Lindencrone
  19. The violin tone in her voice had something unusually touching about it. – The Goose Man by Jacob Wassermann
  20. She is very musical, you know, and plays the violin beautifully. – Penny Plain by Anna Buchan (writing as O. Douglas)

Rhymes for violin