• I open up my violin case every day, and have one of the great creations. It is very inspiring. It makes you want to practice. How can you open up a case and look at a violin that was made in 1713 by one of the greatest artists in history and then say, "No, I don't feel like practicing today."

    "Joshua Bell’s Virtuoso Reality". Interview with Michael Mechanic, May/June 2011.