Pablo Casals Quotes

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
To "retire" means to me to begin to die. The man who works and is never bored is never old. Work and interest in worthwhile things are the best remedy for age. Each day I am reborn. Each day I must begin again.
Pablo Casals (Joys and Sorrows: Pablo Casals, His Own Story, 1970)
Music will save the world. 
Pablo Casals
Man has made many machines, complex and cunning, but which of them indeed rivals the workings of his heart?
Pablo Casals (Joys and Sorrows: Pablo Casals, His Own Story, 1970)
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
The most perfect technique is that which is not noticed at all. 
Pablo Casals (Joys and Sorrows: Pablo Casals, His Own Story, 1970)
The heart of the melody can never be put down on paper.
Pablo Casals (Quoted in Conversations with Casals, 1957)
You must work - we must all work to make the world worthy of its children.
Pablo Casals
I feel the capacity to care is the thing which gives life its deepest significance. 
Pablo Casals
Let us not forget that the greatest composers were also the greatest thieves. They stole from everyone and everywhere.
Pablo Casals (Quoted in Song of the Birds: Sayings, Stories, and Impressions of Pablo Casals, 1985)
The first thing to do in life is to do with purpose what one purposes to do. 
Pablo Casals
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 if they were lost and desperate. 
Pablo Casals (Joys and Sorrows: Pablo Casals, His Own Story, 1970)
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 (Joys and Sorrows: Pablo Casals, His Own Story, 1970)
The cello is like a beautiful woman who has not grown older, but younger with time, more slender, more supple, more graceful.
Pablo Casals (Quoted in Pablo Casals: A Biography, 1974)
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
This is the greatest honour I have ever received in my life. Peace has always been my greatest concern.
Pablo Casals (Medal of Peace acceptance speech, 1971)
Music is the divine way to tell beautiful, poetic things to the heart.
Pablo Casals
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

Pablo Casals Biography

Born: December 29, 1876
Died: October 22, 1973

Pablo Casals was a Spanish Catalan cellist and musician. He is widely regarded as one of the greatest cellists of all time. His most memorable work is probably Bach Cello Suites

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