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The Dark Side of the Moon has flash -
by Alan Parsons

The Dark Side of the Moon has flash -
the true flash that comes from the excellence of a superb performance.
- Alan Parsons

In France, you can sell a lot, but nobody outside of France ever hears of it.
- Alan Parsons

I had the honor of speaking with Asimov.
The album ended up being something not directly related to Asimov,
but related instead to the concept of the power of robotics.
- Alan Parsons

Immediately after the Floyd experience,
I became a pop record producer.
- Alan Parsons

 

The Dark Side of the Moon is a fine album with a textural
and conceptual richness that not only invites,
but demands involvement.
There is a certain grandeur.
- Alan Parsons

Folk rock was my real roots.
I did a few gigs as a folk artist, in the style of Fairport Convention.
- Alan Parsons

I started in a research lab for TV cameras,
then I worked at a tape duplication facility.
That was the first introduction for me to recorded music and hi-fi.
- Alan Parsons

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The Sicilian Defense album was never released and never
will be if I have anything to do with it.
I have not heard it since it was finished.
I hope the tapes no longer exist.
- Alan Parsons

That Beatle euphoria has always been there,
and it's hard to be in a room with a Beatle and try to be totally natural.
You never shake that off.
- Alan Parsons

Any effects created before 1975 were done with either
tape or echo chambers or some kind of acoustic treatment.
No magic black boxes!
- Alan Parsons

In Russia we had to have special visas in our passports,
and when we had to show our passports at the Kremlin gates,
we realized that, Oh my God, we're actually playing in THE Kremlin!
- Alan Parsons

I was 17 and just learning what high fidelity was,
what good sound was, and learning the mechanics of tape machines.
It was a real education, going right from the consumer
end to the record factory.
- Alan Parsons

I'm delighted about the track's success in the sports world,
but the frustrating thing is, I don't think I got rich on it.
The labels and publishers did very cheap deals on our songs.
- Alan Parsons

Fear is the path to the dark side.
Fear leads to anger.
Anger leads to hate.
Hate leads to suffering.
- Yoda, character in Star Wars movie

Trust in the Light.
Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
Open yourself to the Light!
Hold back nothing,
Trust in the Light.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Darkness is not a force -
it is merely the absence of light.
Observe that when a light
is brought to a dark place,
the darkness disappears.
Sadness is similar -
when joy is brought to suffering,
the sadness disappears.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Faith is the bird that feels the light
and sings when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

These are not dark days -
these are great days.
- Winston Churchill

The water in a vessel is sparkling;
the water in the sea is dark.
The small truth has words which are clear;
the great truth has great silence.
- Rabindranath Tagore

We must walk consciously only part way toward our goal,
and then leap in the dark to our success.
- Henry David Thoreau

I can see, and that is why I can be happy,
in what you call the dark, but which to me is golden.
I can see a God-made world, not a manmade world.
- Helen Keller

All in the dark we grope along,
And if we go amiss
We learn at least which path is wrong,
And there is gain in this.
We do not always win the race
By only running right;
We have to tread the mountain's base
Before we reach its height.
- Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Everyone is a moon, and has a dark side
which he never shows to anybody.
- Mark Twain

Walking with a friend in the dark is better
than walking alone in the light.
- Helen Keller

I have become my own version of an optimist.
If I can't make it through one door,
I'll go through another door - or I'll make a door.
Something terrific will come no matter how dark the present.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Have we not come to such an impasse in the modern world
that we must love our enemies - or else?
The chain reaction of evil -
hate begetting hate, wars producing more wars -
must be broken, or else we shall be plunged
into the dark abyss of annihilation.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

Don't fall for looks, they can deceive.
Don't fall for wealth, in the end it fades away.
Find someone who makes you smile
because it takes only a smile to make a dark day seem bright.
- Anonymous

Times like these, dark times,
they do funny things to people.
They can tear them apart.
- the movie Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (2009)

The marvelous richness of human experience
would lose something of rewarding joy
if there were no limitations to overcome.
The hilltop hour would not be half so wonderful
if there were no dark valleys to traverse.
- Helen Keller

Experience life in all possible ways -
good-bad, bitter-sweet, dark-light, summer-winter.
Experience all the dualities.
Don't be afraid of experience,
because the more experience you have,
the more mature you become.
- Osho

The River of Life flows without emotion.
The River surges. The River quiets.
The River overflows its banks. The River dries to a trickle.
The River swirls and storms. The River becomes calm.
The River runs clear. The River runs dark with silt.
The River is indifferent to what benefit
or what harm is caused by its water.
The River is the River, and that is all there is to it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Theology is never any help; it is searching in a dark
cellar at midnight for a black cat that isn't there.
Theologians can persuade themselves of anything.
- Robert A. Heinlein

Many people are in the dark when it comes to money,
and I'm going to turn on the lights.
- Suze Orman

You have to be an original individual;
you have to find your innermost core on your own,
with no guide, no guiding scriptures.
It is a dark night, but with the intense fire of inquiry
you are bound to come to the sunrise.
Everybody who has burned with intense inquiry
has found the sunrise.
Others only believe.
Those who believe are not religious,
they are simply avoiding the great adventure
of religion by believing.
- Osho

Faith is the bird that feels the light when the dawn is still dark.
- Rabindranath Tagore

Men fear death as children fear to go in the dark;
and as that natural fear in children is increased by tales,
so is the other.
- Francis Bacon

The incestuous relationship between government and
big business thrives in the dark.
- Jack Anderson

We have been travelling through a cloud.
The sky has been dark ever since the war began.
- Black Kettle

Weather forecast for tonight: dark.
- George Carlin

Love is like the wild rose-briar; Friendship like the holly-tree.
The holly is dark when the rose-briar blooms,
but which will bloom most constantly?
- Emily Bronte

Oh, Shrek. Don't worry.
Things just seem bad because it's dark and rainy
and Fiona's father hired a sleazy hitman to whack you.
- the movie Shrek 2

Outside of a dog, a book is man's best friend.
Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read.
- Groucho Marx

Perhaps in time the so-called Dark Ages will be thought of as including our own.
- Georg C. Lichtenberg

Poetry operates by hints and dark suggestions.
It is full of secrets and hidden formulae,
like a witch's brew.
- Anthony Hecht

Spring was moving in the air above and in the earth below and around him,
penetrating even his dark and lowly little house with
its spirit of divine discontent and longing.
- Kenneth Grahame

All the dark, malevolent Passions of the Soul are roused and exerted;
its mild and amiable affections are suppressed;
and with them,
virtuous Principles are laid prostrate.
- Charles Inglis

Has anybody ever seen a dramatic critic in the daytime? Of course not.
They come out after dark, up to no good.
- P. G. Wodehouse

Your soul is a dark forest.
But the trees are of a particular species,
they are genealogical trees.
- Marcel Proust

The dark is light enough.
- Christopher Fry

My dark side, my shadow, my lower companion is now
in the back room blowing up balloons for kids' parties.
- Gary Busey

A strong hatred is the best lamp to bear in our hands
as we go over the dark places of life,
cutting away the dead things men tell us to revere.
- Rebecca West

Appealing workplaces are to be avoided.
One wants a room with no view, so imagination can meet memory in the dark.
- Annie Dillard

Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern of the shadows,
the light and dark which that thing provides.
- Junichiro Tanizaki

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.
- Walt Whitman

My hair got lighter, and I gradually went blonde.
I liked it.
Had more fun.
But my image of myself in my head is this dark-haired person.
- Lisa Kudrow

We all walk in the dark and each of us must learn to
turn on his or her own light.
- Earl Nightingale

But time has caught up with it and I think vindicated it.
Shampoo, too: very dark, very ambitious movie.
- Robert Towne

My favorite actress of all times is Bette Davis in Dark Victory.
I have seen it six or seven times, and I still cry.
- Bettie Page

One of the reasons I think Dark Shadows still runs
is that it's dependent on nothing else other than a story.
- David Selby

I really went back through a lot of the dark corridors of my life in this.
I wanted people to know who I am based on my music,
not on what they read in the tabloids.
- Lisa Marie Presley

And only the photographer himself knows the effect he wants.
He should know by instinct, grounded in experience,
what subjects are enhanced by hard or soft,
light or dark treatment.
- Bill Brandt

All I really want to do is entertain people out there
sitting in the dark and for them to believe it.
- Kelly Lynch

Even pearls are dark before the whiteness of his teeth.
- William R. Alger

With their souls of patent leather, they come down the road.
Hunched and nocturnal, where they breathe they impose,
silence of dark rubber, and fear of fine sand.
- Federico Garcia Lorca

How it infuriates a bigot, when he is forced to drag
out his dark convictions!
- Logan Pearsall Smith

An age is called Dark not because the light fails to shine,
but because people refuse to see it.
- James A. Michener

So is the savage buffalo, especially delighting in dark places,
where he can wallow in the mud and slake his thirst without much trouble;
and here also we find the wild pig.
- John H. Speke

I was one of those dark, quiet kids that wrote poetry.
- Rick Springfield

What makes life worth living? Better surely,
to yield to the stain of suicide blood in me and seek
forgetfulness in the embrace of cold dark death.
- Zane Grey

Life is one long struggle in the dark.
- Lucretius

Music is there to access those dark emotional corners
that we don't normally get too close to.
- Lesley Garrett


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