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1. "Being content is perhaps no less easy than playing the violin well: and requires no less practice."
Author: Alain De Botton
2. "Playing a violin is, after all, only scraping a cat's entrails with horsehair."
Author: Alan Wilson Watts
3. "Playing the violin and singing and whistling are just three different ways of making sound."
Author: Andrew Bird
4. "If I'm playing a violin thing, for instance, I tend to respond to that sound with the way I finger."
Author: Andy Summers
5. "In his writings, Patton was shameless about his ambition to woo Lena to be his bride. He detailed the gradual progress he made, playing music for her on his violin, writing her poems, beguiling her with stories, engaging her in conversation. It was clear that he obsessed over her. He knew what he wanted and never relented until she was his."
Author: Brandon Mull
6. "The only downside to playing the violin is that you never know when you're going to be asked to play. I could be out to dinner or having a drink at a bar, and someone could just give me a violin, and I've got to be ready to play."
Author: Charlie Siem
7. "I'm not changing to the point where suddenly I wear floor-length skirts and start playing the violin; I'm just growing up a little bit, I guess."
Author: Denise Van Outen
8. "A poet is a man who puts up a ladder to a star and climbs it while playing a violin."
Author: Edmond De Goncourt
9. "It was pitch dark. I could hear only the violin, and it was as though Juliek's soul were the bow. He was playing his life. The whole of his life was gliding on the strings--his last hopes, his charred past, his extinguished future. He played as he would never play again...When I awoke, in the daylight, I could see Juliek, opposite me, slumped over, dead. Near him lay his violin, smashed, trampled, a strange overwhelming little corpse."
Author: Elie Wiesel
10. "But it's the eyes that hold me captive, empty of concentric creek ripples and breezy tree branches playing the sky like my bow plays my violin."
Author: Emily Murdoch
11. "I decided to make spaghetti for lunch again. Not that I was the least bit hungry. But I couldn't just go on sitting on the sofa, waiting for the phone to ring. I had to move my body, to begin working toward some goal. I put water in a pot, turned on the gas, and until it boiled I would make tomato sauce while listening to an FM broadcast. The radio was playing an unaccompanied violin sonata by Bach. The performance itself was excellent, but there was something annoying about it. I didn't know whether this was the fault of the violinist or of my own present state of mind, but I turned off the music and went on cooking in silence. I heated the olive oil, put garlic in the pan, and added minced onions. When these began to brown, I added the tomatoes that I had chopped and strained. It was good to be cutting things and frying things like this. It gave me a sense of accomplishment that I could feel in my hands. I liked the sounds and the smells."
Author: Haruki Murakami
12. "There is a man, playing a violin, and the strings are the nerves in his own arm..."
Author: James O'Barr
13. "Acting is just playing the violin in an orchestra. Directing is being the conductor."
Author: Jason Bateman
14. "Cooking is like playing a violin. The bow is a tool used to play, as is the knives and other tools you use to prepare. (a chef's knife is even held in the same manner) Spices are the notes used in the score. The way the food is cooked and prepared is the rhythm and tempo. The ingredients are the violin themselves, ready to be played upon. The finished dish is the music played to its best melody. All of these things must be applied together at the right pace, manner, and time in order to create a flavourful rush of artwork and beauty."
Author: Jennifer Megan Varnadore
15. "I was playing violin for a long time, about 6 years. It takes a while. You need very patient people in your house when you have a violin."
Author: Kevin Eubanks
16. "Holmes had cultivated the ability to still the noise of the mind, by smoking his pipe and playing nontunes on the violin. He once compared this mental state with the sort of passive seeing that enables the eye, in a dim light or at a great distance, to grasp details with greater clarity by focusing slightly to one side of the object of interest. When active, strained vision only obscures and frustrates, looking away often permits the eyes to see and interpret the shapes of what it sees. Thus does inattention allow the mind to register the still, small whisper of the daughter of the voice."
Author: Laurie R. King
17. "More so than with any other instrument, the violin becomes part of the body. Good musicians are physically dissolved when playing, and for violinists, who cannot see where to place their fingers and have nothing to guide them through touch, music must be more than ever about memory than fingertips and breath; the ventage is deeper, more of the self, closer to singing."
Author: Lavinia Greenlaw
18. "Hey, lovebirds, do I have your order right or are you too busy necking to notice?" the chef asked, pointing at us with one of his cooking knives.I snapped my head up and could feel my cheeks flush, but as usual John was as cool as a cucumber. He smiled and looked at the chef. "We weren't necking...yet. But I'm sure we will be as soon as you're done making our steaks."The hipster couple shook their heads, but I could hear Martha awwing at us again. Luckily the chef had a sense of humor, but it still embarrassed the heck out of me."Okay, red meat and then necking.Gotcha. You need some wine? Or music to set the mood?" he asked, playing an invisible violin on his shoulder."
Author: Magan Vernon
19. "I basically started playing violin at the age of six. That lasted about three years because my previous teacher died and the second teacher didn't really know how to successfully get me going."
Author: Miroslav Vitous
20. "At the age of nine, playing the violin at school, and then onto the mandolin."
Author: Noel Redding
21. "Talking to him was like playing upon an exquisite violin."
Author: Oscar Wilde
22. "I'm not crying about anything or anyone in particular. The life I live I created for myself, and I wouldn't want it any different. I cry because in the universe there is something as beautiful as Kremer playing the Brains violin concerto."
Author: Peter Høeg
23. "Life is like playing a violin solo in public and learning the instrument as one goes on."
Author: Samuel Butler
24. "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
25. "I started skiing around the same time as I began playing the piano, at around four, before moving to the violin at five."
Author: Vanessa Mae
26. "I've decided to make my main priority for the next two years not playing the violin, but training for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia."
Author: Vanessa Mae

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