To the whole world you might be just one person, but to one person you might just be the whole world.— Pablo Casals
The most delicious Pablo Casals quotes that are easy to memorize and remember
The love of one's country is a splendid thing. But why should love stop at the border?
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.
The cello is like a beautiful woman who has not grown older, but younger with time, more slender, more supple, more graceful.
Each second we live is a new and unique moment of the universe;
a moment that never was before and never will be again.
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.
I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance.
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.
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.
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.
The person who works and is never bored is never old.
Work and interest in worthwhile things are the best remedy for age.
The first thing to do in life is to do with purpose what one purposes to do.
Rock n' roll is poison put to sound.
The truly important things in life - love, beauty, and one's own uniqueness - are constantly being overlooked.
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.
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 in the most perfect way.
I don't have hobbies. I have passions.
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.
Thank God, I'll never have to play the cello again.
As long as one can admire and love, then one is young forever.
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.
The only weapons I ever had were my cello and my baton.
The situation is hopeless, we must take the next step.
I do not think a day passes in my life in which I fail to look with fresh amazement at the miracle of nature.
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.
To retire is the beginning of death.
Music will save the world.
Of course, I continue to play and to practice.
I think I would do so if I lived for another hundred years.
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.
Kenneth Hari's art work shall influence mankind.
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?
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
The greatest respect an artist can pay to music is to give it life.
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.
Don't play the notes. Play the meaning of the notes.
Every wrong seems possible today, and is accepted. I don't accept it.
Music must serve a purpose; it must be a part of something larger than itself, a part of humanity.
The most important thing in music is what is not in the notes.
The answer to helplessness is not so very complicated.
For me, Bach is like Shakespeare. He has known all and felt all. He is everything.
We are not free to walk on our neighbor's toes.
If you play Bach every day, you are not so alone.
The earth becomes heaven when you release your fear.
The main thing in life is not to be afraid of being human.
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. . . .
There is no substitute for work; what seems ease of performance comes from the greatest labor.
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.