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Pablo Casals
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Do we dare to be ourselves?' This is the question that counts - and not, 'Must a man be helpless?' ...A man can do something for peace without having to jump into politics. Pablo Casals
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I was at Mount Tamalpais near San Francisco hiking when a boulder came hurling down the mountainside and smashed my left hand. When I looked at my mangled bloody fingers, I had a strange reaction. 'Thank God I will never have to play again,' I said. The fact is that dedication to one's art does involve a sort of enslavement. Pablo Casals
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The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the... Pablo Casals
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What do we teach our children? . . . We should say to each of them: Do you know what you are? You are a marvel. You are unique . . . You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Pablo Casals
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Do we dare be ourselves? That is the question that counts. Pablo Casals
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In music, in the sea, in a flower, in a leaf, in an act of kindness... I see what people call God in all these things. Pablo Casals
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When you play Bach like Chopin, and Chopin like Bach, something good happens. Pablo Casals
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What do we teach our children? We teach them that two and two make four, and that Paris is the capital of France. When will we also teach them what they are? Pablo Casals
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The art of not playing in tempo-one has to learn it. And the art of not playing what is written on the printed paper. Pablo Casals
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I have always regarded manual labour as creative and looked with respect-and, yes, wonder-at people who work with their hands. It seems to me that their creativity is no less than that of a violinist or painter. Pablo Casals
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The miracle of Bach has not appeared in any other art. To strip human nature until its divine attributes are made clear, to inform ordinary activities with spiritual fervour, to give wings of eternity to that which is most ephemeral; to make divine things human and human things divine; such is Bach, the greatest and purest moment in music of all time. Pablo Casals
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I don't have hobbies. I have passions. Pablo Casals
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The simplest things in music are the ones that count. The simplest thing are, of course, also the most difficult to achieve and take years of work. Pablo Casals
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Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart. Pablo Casals
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The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border? Pablo Casals
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We ought to think that we are one of the leaves of a tree, and the tree is all humanity. We cannot live without the others, without the tree. Pablo Casals
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You must work - we must all work to make the world worthy of its children. Pablo Casals
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Music will save the world. Pablo Casals
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The most important thing in music is what is not in the notes. Pablo Casals
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The earth becomes heaven when you release your fear. The main thing in life is not to be afraid of being human. Pablo Casals
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The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border? There is a brotherhood among all men. This must be recognized if life is to remain. We must learn the love of man. Pablo Casals
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For twelve years I studied and worked at them every day, and I was nearly 25 before I had the courage to play one of them in public. Before I did, no violinist or cellist had ever played a Suite in its entirety. Pablo Casals
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I used to think that eighty was a very old age. Now I am ninety. I do not think this any more. As long as you are able to admire and to love, you are young. Pablo Casals
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I do not think a day passes in my life in which I fail to look with fresh amazement at the miracle of nature. Pablo Casals
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To be a musician is a great privilege but it is also a very great responsibility. One must think that to be a musician is a gift - a gift from Nature. There is no great merit in us except in loving this gift with respect and devotion and doing everything possible to honor that gift by work and more work. We must work with conviction and humility, searching for beauty, simplicity, and the Truth. And it is for us musicians to do all in our power for a better world. Music must carry the message of beauty, of love and of peace. Pablo Casals
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The heart of the melody can never be put down on paper. Pablo Casals
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I am a very simple man. I am a man first, an artist second. My first obligation is to the welfare of my fellow man. I will endeavour to meet this obligation through music, since it transcends language, politics and national boundaries. Pablo Casals
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One should be able to say to our children: You are a marvel! You are unique. In all the world, there is no other child exactly like you. In the millions of years that have passed, there has never been another child like you! ... and when you grow up, can you harm another who is, like you, a marvel? Pablo Casals
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The situation is hopeless, we must take the next step. Pablo Casals
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Each person has inside a basic decency and goodness. If he listens to it and acts on it, he is giving a great deal of what it is the world needs most. It is not complicated but it takes courage. It takes courage for a person to listen to his own goodness and act on it. Pablo Casals
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Real understanding does not come from what we learn in books; it comes from what we learn from love of nature, of music, of man. For only what is learned in that way is truly understood. Pablo Casals
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Music must serve a purpose; it must be a part of something larger than itself, a part of humanity... Pablo Casals
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We are not free to walk on our neighbor's toes. Pablo Casals
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Every wrong seems possible today, and is accepted. I don't accept it. Pablo Casals
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Rock n' roll is poison put to sound. Pablo Casals
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To the whole world you might be just one person, but to one person you might just be the whole world. Pablo Casals
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You are a marvel. You are unique. In all the years that have passed there has never been another child like you. Your legs, your arms, your clever fingers, the way you move. You may become a Shakespeare, a Michelangelo, a Beethoven. You have the capacity for anything. Yes, you are a marvel. Pablo Casals
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Beauty is all about us, but how many are blind! They look at the wonder of this earth and seem to see nothing. People move hectically but give little thought to where they are going. They seek excitement... as if they were lost and desperate. Pablo Casals
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Beauty is all about us, but how many are blind! They look at the wonder of this earth and seem to see nothing. People move hectically but give little thought to where they are going. They seek excitement...as if they were lost and desperate. Pablo Casals
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Say things to the world that are true. Pablo Casals
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The greatest respect an artist can pay to music is to give it life. Pablo Casals
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The cello is like a beautiful woman who has not grown older, but younger with time, more slender, more supple, more graceful. Pablo Casals
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To retire is the beginning of death. Pablo Casals
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Of course, I continue to play and to practice. I think I would do so if I lived for another hundred years. Pablo Casals
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You must work, we must all work, to make the world worthy of its children. Pablo Casals
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How could anybody think of Bach as 'cold' when these [cello] suites seem to shine with the most glittering kind of poetry," Casals said. "As I got on with the study I discovered a new world of space and beauty... the feelings I experienced were among the purest and most intense in my artistic life! Pablo Casals
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Do' be vain because you happen to have talent. You are not responsible for that; it was not of your doing. What you do with your talent is what matters. Pablo Casals
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The most perfect technique is that which is not noticed at all. Pablo Casals
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I am perhaps the oldest musician in the world. I am an old man but in many senses a very young man. And this is what I want you to be, young, young all your life, and to say things to the world that are true. Pablo Casals
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To retire is to die. Pablo Casals
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Bach is the supreme genius of music... This man, who knows everything and feels everything, cannot write one note, however unimportant it may appear, which is anything but transcendent. He has reached the heart of every noble thought, and has done it Pablo Casals
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The only weapons I ever had were my cello and my baton. Pablo Casals
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For the past eighty years I have started each day in the same manner. It is not a mechanical routine, but something essential to my daily life. I go to the piano, and play two preludes and fugues of Bach. I cannot think of doing otherwise. It is a sort of benediction on the house. But that is not its only meaning for me. It is a rediscovery of the world of which I have the joy of being a part. It fills me with awareness of the wonder of life, with a feeling of the incredible marvel of being a human being. Pablo Casals
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Thank God, I'll never have to play the cello again. Pablo Casals
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The capacity to care is what gives life its most deepest significance. Pablo Casals
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For me, Bach is like Shakespeare. He has known all and felt all. He is everything. Pablo Casals
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The child must know that he is a miracle, that since the beginning of the world there hasn't been, and until the end of the world there will not be, another child like him. Pablo Casals
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The first thing to do in life is to do with purpose what one purposes to do. Pablo Casals
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To retire is to begin to die. Pablo Casals
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The art of interpretation is not to play what is written. Pablo Casals
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To live is not enough; we must take part. Pablo Casals
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I am an old man, but in many senses a very young man. And this is what I want you to be, young, young all your life. Pablo Casals
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Don't play the notes. Play the meaning of the notes. Pablo Casals
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The answer to helplessness is not so very complicated, Pablo Casals
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Throughout my career, nervousness and stage-fright have never left me before playing. And each of the thousands of concerts I have played at, I feel as bad as I did the very first time. Pablo Casals
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As long as one can admire and love, then one is young forever. Pablo Casals
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Kenneth Hari's art work shall influence mankind. Pablo Casals
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Resist doing things that have no meaning for life. Pablo Casals
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Let us not forget that the greatest composers were also the greatest thieves. They stole from everyone and everywhere. Pablo Casals
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For the past eighty years I have started each day in the same manner... I go to the piano, and I play preludes and fugues of Bach... It is a sort of benediction on the house. Pablo Casals
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