Yo-Yo Ma Quotes & Sayings

54 most famous Yo-Yo Ma quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for him. He's a 62 year old American musician born on Oct 7, 1955.

Yo-Yo Ma Quotes
“Passion is one great force that unleashes creativity, because if you're passionate about something, then you're more willing to take risks.”
“As you begin to realize that every different type of music, everybody's individual music, has its own rhythm, life, language and heritage, you realize how life changes, and you learn how to be more open and adaptive to what is around us.”
Yo-Yo Ma Quotes
“I remember when I was growing up. My great wish was to understand who I was and how I fit in the world.”
“Things can fall apart, or threaten to, for many reasons, and then there's got to be a leap of faith. Ultimately, when you're at the edge, you have to go forward or backward; if you go forward, you have to jump together.”
Yo-Yo Ma Quotes
“Good things happen when you meet strangers.”
“But an innovation, to grow organically from within, has to be based on an intact tradition, so our idea is to bring together musicians who represent all these traditions, in workshops, festivals, and concerts, to see how we can connect with each other in music.”
“There are limits to how much sound a cello can make. That's part of the framing of acoustical instruments. Finding what those limits might be, and then trying to suggest perhaps even the illusion of going beyond is part of that kind of effort.”
“I think the purpose of a piece of music is significant when it actually lives in somebody else. A composer puts down a code, and a performer can activate the code in somebody else. Once it lives in somebody else, it can live in others as well.”
Yo-Yo Ma Quotes
“Music is powered by ideas. If you don't have clarity of ideas, you're just communicating sheer sound.”
Yo-Yo Ma Quotes
“I think one of the great things about being a musician is that you never stop learning.”

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