Yes, in his spare time Einstein played violin. You can, too!
Adults make the best beginning learners. This is a fact! They are motivated, they listen closely, and they follow through. Generally, adult violin beginners can reach a one year level in about 3 months. After that, with steady and consistent practice, the progress can be remarkable. Just because you didn't get to play when you were a kid is no reason not to start now. You will play better, faster and enjoy it more!