Yehudi Menuhin quotes

  • Peace may sound simple - one beautiful word - but it requires everything we have, every quality, every strength, every dream, every high ideal.
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Beautiful #Dream #Peace

  • Music is a therapy.It is a communication far more powerful than words, far more immediate, far more efficient.
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Powerful #Communication #Music Is

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

    #Thinking #Mind #Body

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

    #Years #Practice #Medical

  • The practice of yoga induces a primary sense of measure and proportion. Reduced to our own body, our first instrument, we learn to play it, drawing from it maximum resonance and harmony.
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Yoga #Practice #Play

  • Each human being has the eternal duty of turning what is hard and brutal into a tender and subtle offering, what is crude into an object of refinement, what is ugly into a thing of beauty, confrontation into collaboration, ignorance into knowledge, hereby rediscovering the child's dream of a creative reality incessantly renewed by death, the servant of life, and by life the servant of love
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Dream #Children #Ignorance

  • ...Why is compassion not part of our established curriculum, an inherent part of our education? Compassion, awe, wonder, curiosity, exaltation, humility - these are the very foundation of any real civilisation, no longer the prerogatives, the preserves of any one church, but belonging to everyone, every child in every school.
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Children #Real #Educational

  • 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

    #Music #Order #Divergent

  • To play great music, you must keep your eyes on a distant star.
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Music #Stars #Eye

  • Improvisation is the expression of the accumulated yearnings, dreams, and wisdom of the soul.
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Dream #Expression #Soul

  • We are full of rhythms . . . our pulse, our gestures, our digestive tracts, the lunar and seasonal cycles.
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Gestures #Pulse #Applause

  • It is a technique ideally suited to prevent physical and mental illness and to protect the body generally, developing an inevitable sense of self-reliance and assurance.
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Self #Body #Technique

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

    #Lying #Piercings #Slave

  • Homeopathy is one of the few medical specialties which carries no penalties -- only benefits.
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Benefits #Medical #Penalties

  • Music lives and breathes to tell us who we are and what we face. It is a path between ourselves and the infinite.
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Music #Who We Are #Path

  • We embark unhesitatingly on the path, in a direction that is absolutely right and urgent, supported by everyone, in the knowledge that this path is but a learning process... We have to keep on learning, creating, applying, by-passing, touching upon, refining and clarifying a number of notions and details that need to be improvised and applied and which, thank God, we cannot foresee. The only rigidity lies in our will, our conviction that we are on the right road and that our initiatives are most pressing.
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Lying #Creating #Numbers

  • It is music that welds spiritual and sensual, that can convey ecstasy free of guilt, faith without dogma, love as homage, and a person at home with nature and the infinite.
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Spiritual #Home #Musical

  • Music creates order out of chaos.
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Music #Order #Chaos

  • Do we not find freedom along the guiding lines of discipline?
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Discipline #Lines

  • We embark unhesitatingly on the path, in a direction that is absolutely right and urgent, supported by everyone, in the knowledge that this path is but a learning process
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Learning #Path #Process

  • 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.
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Accomplishment #Age #Maintaining

  • I would hate to think I am not an amature. An amateur is one who loves what he is doing. Very often, I'm afraid, the professional hates what he is doing. So, I'd rather be an amateur.
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Hate #Thinking

  • There are no rules in the service of God, and this itself is no rule.
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

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

    #Half #Poet #Potency

  • If I wanted to play the violin, I had to work. Because anything that one wants to do really, and one loves doing, one must do everyday. It should be as easy to the artist and as natural as flying is to a bird. And you can’t imagine a bird saying well, I’m tired today, I’m not going to fly!
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Tired #Artist #Play

  • The art of creation lies in the gift of perceiving the particular and generalizing it, thus creating the particular again. It is therefore a powerful transforming force and a generator of creative solutions in relation to a given problem. It is the currency of human exchanges, which enables the sharing of states of the soul and conscience, and the discovery of new fields of experience.
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Art #Powerful #Lying

  • We are living in a world where the individual must learn to command the raw materials of expression. He must not be dependent all the time on the ready-made, the finished product. It's the transferring, the changing of the raw into what is the expression of your own self – the whole joy and satisfaction and frustration of life is built into this.
    -- Yehudi Menuhin

    #Frustration #Self #Expression