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Yehudi Menuhin Quotes and Sayings

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The violinist is that peculiarly human phenomenon distilled to a rare potency -
half tiger,
half poet.
- Yehudi Menuhin

I can only think of music as something inherent in every human being -
a birthright.
Music coordinates mind, body and spirit.
- Yehudi Menuhin

Music creates order out of chaos: for rhythm imposes
unanimity upon the divergent,
melody imposes continuity upon the disjointed,
and harmony imposes compatibility upon the incongruous.
- Yehudi Menuhin

The violinist must possess the poet's gift of piercing
the protective hide which grows on propagandists,
stockbrokers and slave traders, to penetrate the deeper truth which lies within.
- Yehudi Menuhin

 

That process by which you become a writer is a pretty lonely one.
We don't have a group apprenticeship like a violinist
might training for an orchestra.
- Anne Rice

I'm one of the boys, no better than the last second violinist.
I'm just the lucky one to be standing in the center,
telling them how to play.
- Eugene Ormandy

Every violinist has a different style,
so it's important to be able to recognise their styles.
You don't have to like everyone's style but you have to know these styles.
- Ruggiero Ricci

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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.
- Honore de Balzac

At the end of '69 I did a gig with Jean Luc Ponty here in L.A.
He was an electric violinist.
- George Duke

When you can hear a violinist, that is better than you,
then you learn from him, because if you play with somebody who is worse than you,
then you go down.
- Ruggiero Ricci

A lot of my joy this year has been to give away awards to young people,
no matter of race, creed or color, because they were
a terrific violinist or a terrific dancer.
- Sally Kirkland

Remember always that the composer's pen is still mightier
than the bow of the violinist;
in you lie all the possibilities of the creation of beauty.
- John Philip Sousa

Music with dinner is an insult both to the cook and the violinist.
- Gilbert K. Chesterton

I am not the world's greatest Negro violinist.
I am the greatest violinist in the world!
- Will M. Cook

Change is the essential process of all existence.
- Spock character in Star Trek

In the long run, we shape our lives, and we shape ourselves.
The process never ends until we die.
And the choices we make are ultimately our own responsibility.
- Eleanor Roosevelt

True love is a process of co-creation
in which neither feels ownership or superiority.
Jealousy is a highly destructive force
for love and relationships.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Everyone is born a genius,
but the process of living de-geniuses them.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Peace is a daily, a weekly, a monthly process,
gradually changing opinions,
slowly eroding old barriers,
quietly building new structures.
- John F. Kennedy

The process of scientific discovery is,
in effect, a continual flight from wonder.
- Albert Einstein

We are born princes, and the civilizing process makes us frogs.
- Publilius Syrus

The most difficult thing is the decision to act,
the rest is merely tenacity.
The fears are paper tigers.
You can do anything you decide to do.
You can act to change and control your life;
and the procedure, the process is its own reward.
- Amelia Earhart

Life is a process of becoming,
a combination of states we have to go through.
Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state
and remain in it. This is a kind of death.
- Anais Nin

Your life is the sum result of all the choices you make,
both consciously and unconsciously. If you can control
the process of choosing, you can take control
of all aspects of your life. You can find the freedom
that comes from being in charge of yourself.
- Robert Foster Bennett

What usually happens in the educational process is
that the faculties are dulled, overloaded, stuffed
and paralyzed so that by the time most people are mature
they have lost their innate capabilities.
- R. Buckminster Fuller

Grief is a normal and natural response to loss.
It is originally an unlearned feeling process.
Keeping grief inside increases your pain.
- Anne Grant

The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you
never get the urge to throw a snowball.
- Doug Larson

Mothers all want their sons to grow up to be president,
but they don't want them to become politicians in the process.
- John F. Kennedy

Education is a social process.
Education is growth.
Education is, not a preparation for life;
education is life itself.
- John Dewey

Once you have seen the truth
you must make the decision to let go
of the pain, anger, and resentment you have been holding on to.
This requires you to take action.
If you are attached to your pain, resentment,
and self-righteousness, and addicted to your emotional reactions,
this will be a difficult step for you.
Taking action requires letting go of the very thing
you have been holding on to for so many years.
There is comfort in what we find familiar,
even if we are experiencing pain and suffering.
The pain and suffering itself becomes the familiarity we seek.
It takes absolute faith in yourself
plus courage, will, and discipline to let go.
But once you let go, it will be as if
the weight of the world has been taken off your shoulders.
In this process it is important to forgive
not just the others in our lives, but also ourselves.
For most people, giving ourselves
the gift of forgiveness is very challenging.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Learning is the beginning of wealth.
Learning is the beginning of health.
Learning is the beginning of spirituality.
Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
- Jim Rohn

When I make art, I think about its ability to connect with others,
to bring them into the process.
- Jim Hodges

It is art that makes life, makes interest,
makes importance and I know of no substitute whatever
for the force and beauty of its process.
- Max Eastman

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts;
wisdom lies in their simplification.
- Martin Fischer

I think growing up is difficult and it's a process
that I'm always interested in,
with kids and adults, they are often on two different universes.
- Alice Hoffman

My hand is the extension of the thinking process -
the creative process.
- Tadao Ando

Faith, to my mind, is a stiffening process,
a sort of mental starch.
- E. M. Forster

The sculptor produces the beautiful statue
by chipping away such parts of the marble block as are not needed -
it is a process of elimination.
- Elbert Hubbard

The process of learning requires not only hearing and
applying but also forgetting and then remembering again.
- John Gray

In the real life-process, willing, feeling,
and thinking are only different aspects.
- Wilhelm Dilthey

With the end of the nominating process,
American politics leaves logic behind.
- Theodore White

The good life is a process, not a state of being.
It is a direction not a destination.
- Carl Rogers

The name of "reform" simply covers what is latently
a process of the theft of the national heritage.
- Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn

The logical process will often be the safe one.
I tend, when I'm given that choice, to go the way that's not safe.
- Sting

The Voting Rights Act of 1965 was indeed a vital instrument of democracy,
ensuring the integrity and reliability of a democratic
process that we as a Country hold so dear.
- Charles Rangel

We think that the Kyoto protocol is a necessary document,
necessary process.
I am convinced that we will agree to disagree about substance.
- Goran Persson

Our engineering departments build freeways which destroy a city or a landscape,
in the process.
- Arthur Erickson

It is thought that the changeover from hunter to farmer was a slow,
gradual process.
- Stephen Gardiner

I'm getting those familiar feelings,
and I'm just going to enjoy the process of getting to know someone again.
- Kevin Costner

There is a process of social and of political differentiation
going on in the real working class all the time.
- Ernest Mandel

The future of Indo-Pak cricket will depend on how the peace process goes.
- Imran Khan

Windows favors multi-threading, which means that a
service is implemented by one single process.
- Wietse Venema

Craft is part of the creative process.
- Gavin Bryars

It is the hope of the European Union that Ariel Sharon
will keep the peace process alive and continue the
dialogue according to the wishes of all the parties involved.
- Goran Persson

You could put this record on and not get jarred half-way through.
I wanted it to be all cut from one cloth,
and that was the way we took it through the whole production process.
- Jules Shear

I am concerned about how to reverse the process by
which a fundamentalist right and a corporate elite
were able to seize power in the United States.
- Todd Gitlin

So you eat, you sleep, and then this wonderful child comes out,
but you don't feel like you have any control over that process,
over her, over her character and who she is.
- Suzanne Vega

We have new developing ties with Japan whom always
supports our democratic process and economic development.
- Ali A. Saleh

I think there's a natural system in your own head about
how much violence the scene warrants.
It's not an intellectual process, it's an instinctive process.
- Guy Ritchie

I was very committed to the process of composing,
working at poems, putting things together and taking
them apart like some kind of experimental filmmaker.
- David Antin

I love the early process of asking questions about
a story and deciding which questions matter most.
- Diane Sawyer

The flood of print has turned reading into a process
of gulping rather than savoring.
- Raymond Chandler

The process of rewriting is enjoyable,
because you're not in that existential panic when you
don't have a novel at all.
- Rose Tremain

When given the chance, women have proven they will
participate in the electoral process.
- Ginny B. Waite

The test audience holds a great deal of power in the
process of filmmaking in the United States.
- Brendan Fraser

It's a very slow process - two steps forward,
one step back - but I'm inching in the right direction.
- Rob Reiner

Power can be taken, but not given.
The process of the taking is empowerment in itself.
- Gloria Steinem

I think that various styles and methods and approaches
are an invention of people who don't understand the
process of acting and who try very hard to label things.
- Ben Kingsley

That creates the magic, and that's the wonderment of
the musical process and how precious that is.
- Mick Fleetwood

A man doesn't have to have all the answers;
children will teach him how to parent them,
and in the process will teach him everything he needs to know about life.
- Frank Pittman

I did The Newton Boys and during the whole process of making the film,
I may have spent a week in Los Angeles.
- Richard Linklater


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