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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
    tags: past  year 
     
    Don't 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
    tags: talent 
     
    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
    tags: men  language  music  politics  artist 
     
    Rock n' roll is poison put to sound.
    — Pablo Casals
    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
    tags: young  age 
     
    Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
    — Pablo Casals
    tags: heart  beautiful  divine  music 
     
    The heart of the melody can never be put down on paper.
    — Pablo Casals
    tags: heart 
     
    As long as one can admire and love, then one is young forever.
    — Pablo Casals
    tags: young  forever 
     
    Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe; a moment that never was before and never will be again.
    — Pablo Casals
    tags: live  moment 
     
    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
    When you play Bach like Chopin, and Chopin like Bach, something good happens.
    — Pablo Casals
    Music must serve a purpose; it must be a part of something larger than itself, a part of humanity.
    — Pablo Casals
    tags: humanity  music 
     
    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
    I see in the melody of Nature, God. It is a wonderful work of art. The spirit of the art is wonderful. And I feel that I am myself because I have never taken music lightly. Music is the manifestation of God, like everything else.
    — Pablo Casals
    Don't play the notes. Play the meaning of the notes.
    — Pablo Casals
    tags: meaning 
     
    The art of interpretation is not to play what is written.
    — Pablo Casals
    There is no substitute for work; what seems ease of performance comes from the greatest labor.
    — Pablo Casals
    tags: substitute 
     
    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
    tags: men  learn 
     
    Say things to the world that are true.
    — Pablo Casals
    tags: world  true 
     
    Thank God, I'll never have to play the cello again.
    — Pablo Casals
    tags: god 
     
    I don't have hobbies. I have passions.
    — Pablo Casals
    tags: passion 
     
    The first thing to do in life is to do with purpose what one purposes to do.
    — Pablo Casals
    Yes, it is true. I am a miracle. I am a miracle like a tree is a miracle, like a flower is a miracle. Now, if I am a miracle, can I do a bad thing? I can't, because I am a miracle, I am a miracle. . . .
    — Pablo Casals
    tags: true  bad  miracle  flowers 
     
    The situation is hopeless, we must take the next step.
    — Pablo Casals
    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
    tags: humanity  live 
     
    Parents shouldn't lie to their children-not even when they think it's for their own good. Even a little lie is dangerous.
    — Pablo Casals
    tags: lies  parent  dangerous 
     
    To the whole world you might be just one person, but to one person you might just be the whole world.
    — Pablo Casals
    tags: people  world 
     
    Every wrong seems possible today, and is accepted. I don't accept it.
    — Pablo Casals
    tags: wrong 
     
    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
    tags: work  achieve  music  year 
     
    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
    It takes courage for people to listen to their own goodness and act on it.
    — Pablo Casals
    tags: people  goodness  courage 
     
    The person who works and is never bored is never old. Work and interest in worthwhile things are the best remedy for age.
    — Pablo Casals
    tags: people  work  age 
     
    Let us not forget that the greatest composers were also the greatest thieves. They stole from everyone and everywhere.
    — Pablo Casals
    The greatest respect an artist can pay to music is to give it life.
    — Pablo Casals
    tags: respect  music  artist 
     
    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
    If you play Bach every day, you are not so alone.
    — Pablo Casals
    tags: alone 
     
    The only weapons I ever had were my cello and my baton.
    — Pablo Casals
    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
    tags: courage  year 
     
    I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.
    — Pablo Casals
    tags: care 
     
    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
    tags: nature  miracle  fail 
     
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