"I know that the most joy in my life has come to me from my violin." -- Albert Einstein
It makes perfect sense that the world's most famous theoretical physicist was into music. I can hear Mozart playing in the room where he came up with the theory of relatively for sure!
Einstein was more than just into music, though. He learned how to play piano from his mother at 5. And I'm sure you gathered from the quote that he also took to the violin. He was known to break away and strike a chord or two while constructing his theories.
Albert's work in physics certainly made the world a more beautifully understood place. However, this quote says something else. He's telling us that no matter the number of accolades, awards, and accomplishments, he was most happy when he made music.
He's telling all of us musicians, painters, writers, etc...that its okay if this passion isn't our main source of income. It is still of utmost importance to the world, in one way or another.
That being said, he was also known to play for an audience. So if any of you out there have any of your own forms of art you would like to share, please send it our way. We want to share it!!
And if you're like me and just use music as inspiration or stimulation that's great too! That's why it's there!
Here's a piano and violin rendition of a Mozart sonata that's surely must have inspired Einstein.