"For people who are really talented, what you don't say becomes extremely important. You have to judge what to say and what to leave alone so you can let the talent develop."
"It is strange to be known so universally and yet to be so lonely."Itzhak Perlman on Albert Einstein
"Alone we can do so little together we can do so much."Itzhak Perlman on Helen Keller
"It's often just enough to be with someone. I don't need to touch them. Not even talk. A feeling passes between you both. You're not alone."Itzhak Perlman on Marilyn Monroe
"Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation for it is better to be alone than in bad company."Itzhak Perlman on George Washington
"I restore myself when I'm alone."Itzhak Perlman on Marilyn Monroe
"I am playing the violin, that's all I know, nothing else, no education, no nothing. You just practice every day."
"Trust your ability!"
"When you play a concerto with a small orchestra, you don't feel it is as important as Carnegie Hall. You try to work out all the little problems. Once that's all done, trust comes in."