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''

Christopher Walken describes a meeting with the great cellist Pablo Casals during a scene in the film A Late Quartet. The anecdote is based on a real life encounter between Casals and cellist Gregor Piatigorsky in the latter's autobiography.

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