Christopher Walken shares a Pablo Casals anecdote in the film A Late Quartet


Casals emphasised the good stuff. He encouraged. As for the rest, leave that to the morons, who judge by counting faults. 'I can be grateful,' he said, 'for one singular phrase, one transcendent moment''

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