What are your favorite words of inspiration about the violin? Here's my favorite. It's the very end of Franz Farga's book, "Violins and Violinists." This book's accuracy may leave something to be desired, but not its passion:
"Four slender wooden boards contain all there is of that instrument; yet what unlimited and sublime possibilities rest in this fragile frame.
Four poor strings; yet what an endless row of artists, blessed with Nature's highest gift, have wrested from them all a human heart can feel of joy and pain, lust and consolation, enthusiasm and melancholy, horror and bliss!"
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