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In France, you can sell a lot, but nobody outside ...
by Alan Parsons

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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

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

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

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

To accomplish great things,
we must not only act, but also dream;
not only plan, but also believe.
- Anatole France

If a million people say a foolish thing,
it is still a foolish thing.
- Anatole France

The whole art of teaching is only the art
of awakening the natural curiosity
of young minds for the purpose of satisfying it afterwards.
- Anatole France

The greatest virtue of man is perhaps curiosity.
- Anatole France

I have tried to lift France out of the mud.
But she will return to her errors and vomitings.
I cannot prevent the French from being French.
- Charles de Gaulle

France is delighted at this new opportunity to show
the world that when one has the will one can succeed
in joining peoples who have been brought close by history.
- Francois Mitterrand

Now, I had been drawing all this time -
especially in France of course -
so,
when I came back, my father gave me the chance to do
a cover for one of the books he published.
- Dick Bruna

I am a peasant from the Auvergne.
I want to keep my farm, and I want to keep France.
Nothing else matters now.
- Pierre Laval

When Louis XIV assumed the reins of government France
suddenly and wonderfully came to her maturity;
it was as if the whole nation had burst into splendid flower.
- Lytton Strachey

There wasn't anti-Semitism in France.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

No player can become accustomed to New York's climate in August in a few days.
The playing conditions, the courts in New York and
France are very different.
- Helen Wills Moody

In France, that let down the barriers more than a hundred years ago,
the feeling of antipathy is still strong enough to
sustain an anti-Jewish political party.
- Franz Boas

France may claim the happiest marriages in the world,
but the happiest divorces in the world are "made in America."
- Helen Rowland

France needs to find something that makes it stand out.
It's not enough for it to do almost as well as its neighbors.
- Bernard Liautaud

I have great satisfaction in stating that our relations with France,
Russia, and other powers continue on the most friendly basis.
- James Monroe

It is not what France gave you but what it did not
take from you that was important.
- Gertrude Stein

France is not poetic; she even feels,
in fact, a congenital horror of poetry.
Among the writers who use verse, those whom she will
always prefer are the most prosaic.
- Charles Baudelaire

I still have agents in France, Los Angeles and Amsterdam
who call and suggest parts.
I'd love to keep on doing both painting and acting
until the end of my days.
- Sylvia Kristel

Of the love or hatred God has for the English,
I know nothing, but I do know that they will all be thrown out of France,
except those who die there.
- Joan of Arc

English people don't have very good diction.
In France you have to pronounce very particularly and clearly,
and learning French at an early age helped me enormously.
- Vivien Leigh

The people have spoken.
Their decision is sovereign.
We all respect it...
I wish good luck to those who will now govern France.
- Alain Juppe

France is a place where the money falls apart in your
hands but you can't tear the toilet paper.
- Billy Wilder

I spent another six years in Europe covering sporting
events such as the Tour de France.
- John Tesh

American high school students trail teenagers from
14 European and Asian countries in reading,
math and science.
We're even trailing France.
- Suzanne Fields

Foucault was the one person I met in France that I could talk to.
He was a mensch.
You know whether you agree with him or not because
you know what he is saying.
- Leslie Fiedler

In France, a woman may forget that she is neither young nor handsome;
for the absence of these claims to attention does not
expose her to be neglected by the male sex.
- Marguerite Gardiner

France, for example, loves at the same time history and the drama,
because the one explores the vast destinies of humanity,
and the other the individual lot of man.
- Alfred de Vigny

I defy anyone - and I have said this to the Germans -
to build a solid,
articulated, and viable Europe without France's consent.
- Pierre Laval

France cannot be France without greatness.
- Charles de Gaulle

You're thinking of Eurpoe as Germany and France.
I don't.
I think that's old Europe.
- Donald Rumsfeld

Being identified as a poet in France or Denmark or
India one is greeted with gracious respect.
- James Broughton

France was an occupied country, a country that surrendered
and was left without the right to choose.
- Jean-Marie Le Pen

My son loves the Hotel du Cap, in the south of France.
- Diane von Furstenberg

Although all new ideas are born in France,
they are not readily adopted there.
It seems that they must first commence to prosper in a foreign country.
- Sarah Bernhardt

Only in a popular war against France...
do I see a misfortune.
- Ferdinand Lassalle

I am going to fight - I, a socialist and Syndicalist -
so that we shall make an end to war,
so that the little ones of France will sleep in peace,
and the women go without fear.
- Philip Gibbs

I like Ireland because it means I'm near France.
- Harry Harrison

It is alleged that half a million Spanish men,
women and children fled to France after the Franco victory.
- Martha Gellhorn

Few governments in the world, for example,
praise human rights more ardently than does the government of France,
and few have a worse record of supporting tyrants and killers.
- Richard Perle

We've been back since July, but I spent some time with
the family in the south of France over the summer.
We rented a house with another couple and took it easy.
- Laura Innes

Today's cinema is a global art form,
it is impossible to make movies for a market the size of France,
representing no more than 4% of the world's total.
- Jean-Jacques Annaud

France has more need of me than I have need of France.
- Napoleon Bonaparte

When France resolved, along with England,
to lend assistance in the legitimate defense of Poland,
the realization burst on us that a conflict of awesome
proportions was inevitable.
- Rene Cassin

It is in order that France may find her place in the
new Europe that you will respond to my appeal.
- Pierre Laval

A country like France now does two-thirds of its trade within the euro zone.
- Jean-Pierre Raffarin

On my return to Cornwall I discovered that I was living in a tropical paradise.
For now I am content to explore my own home and our
nearest neighbour France.
- John Dyer

For us, sons of France, political sentiment is a passion;
while,
for the Englishmen, politics are a question of business.
- Wilfrid Laurier

Potentially he could be.
He scored the goal four years ago in France against
Argentina that was extraordinary.
- Alan Hansen

France, mother of arts, of warfare, and of laws.
- Joachim du Bellay

I cannot resign myself to the decline of Europe,
and of France.
- Jacques Delors

There is a neurologist, a woman over at Harvard who
wanted me to come talk to them,
and in France I have a lot of readers in the sciences.
I can't tell you why.
- Jim Harrison

The concentration in my book on Marie Antoinette's
childhood and on her family influences.
It is surprising how some books actually start with her arrival in France!
- Antonia Fraser

At the beginning of the twentieth century,
every single leading Muslim intellectual was in love with the west,
and wanted their countries to look just like Britain and France.
- Karen Armstrong

The best thing I know between France and England is the sea.
- Douglas William Jerrold

So, thanks God, our films, our first films were suddenly
being appreciated by the Western media;
especially France was very good,
and Switzerland was very good.
- Milos Forman

France and Italy have not yet signed this treaty or
agreed to naval limitation as between those nations,
but I have confidence that in time they will do so.
- Frank B. Kellogg

The recent riots in France demonstrate the problem
European countries face where second and third generation
immigrants still do not consider themselves French,
German, or English.
- Bobby Jindal

To imagine is everything, to know is nothing at all.
- Anatole France


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