Yehudi Menuhin Quotes

Yehudi Menuhin, Baron Menuhin, OM KBE (22 April 1916 – 12 March 1999) was an American-born violinist and conductor who spent most of his performing career in Britain. He is widely considered one of the greatest violinists of the 20th century.

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Yehudi Menuhin


Homeopathy is the safest and more reliable approach to ailments and has withstood the assaults of established medical practice for over 100 years

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Music is a therapy.It is a communication far more powerful than words, far more immediate, far more efficient.

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Searching and the route we take are more important than making a find.

Yehudi Menuhin


In reality, infinity is merely the distance to the heart of a stranger. Eternity is the moment of cognition.

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

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“She plays with more integrity than any young violinist I have ever heard.”

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

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“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.”

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“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”

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In all teaching there must be a fusion of authority as an adult providing a stable framework for the children in one's care, and humility as another human being ready to educate an equal who may turn out to be a superior.

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It is perhaps life's greatest accomplishment to live to old age, maintaining one's wits, one's sense of humor, one's health, and one's charm.

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Do we not find freedom along the guiding lines of discipline?

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Our life must have an aim, but we must also ensure that the direction we take is a good one.

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The ultimate aim in life should be to fulfill to the utmost all that within our ability and to share that which is good and beautiful.

Yehudi Menuhin


Music creates order out of chaos.

Yehudi Menuhin