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In Russia we had to have special visas in our passports,
by 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 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

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

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

 

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

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

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

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

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

I guess the real reason that my wife and I had children
is the same reason that Napoleon had for invading Russia:
it seemed like a good idea at the time.
- Bill Cosby

We are all "neighbors."
Our world has gotten too small for us to be anything else.
We can no longer have "us" and "them" - friends and enemies.
A person from Iraq, or Russia, or Columbia is
no more a stranger or enemy than a person from across town.
A few people everywhere are troublemakers.
Every religion provokes a few people to become extremists.
Do we need police around the globe? Unfortunately, we always will.
Do we need war? Does that question even deserve an answer?
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

We will liberate our country from the occupying forces
and put an end to relations between Russia and the Chechen State,
no matter how difficult the task may be.
- Aslan Maskhadov

Georgia does not need Russia as an enemy.
- Mikhail Saakashvili

The true reason of Ms.
Rice's attack against Russia is very simple.
Condoleezza Rice is a very cruel, offended woman who lacks men's attention.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

We've had some fairly intensive discussions leading
up to these meetings between NATO and Russia,
preparing for them, and it's going to be a very important six months for NATO.
- Warren Christopher

The poor peasant here hives under conditions quite
different from those of Russia.
Though often terrible, they are not as appalling as they were there.
- Herman Gorter

Of course, the outcome of the war would not have been changed.
The war was lost perhaps, when it was started.
At least it was lost in the winter of '42,
in Russia.
- Adolf Galland

Russia is a riddle wrapped in a mystery inside an enigma.
- Winston Churchill

All the real things in Russia are done in the villages.
- Ernest Poole

Today's Russia is not to be compared with the Soviet Union of back then.
- Angela Merkel

This is a very important relationship we have with Russia,
the relationship over the nuclear arsenal that they
have obviously is important.
They're a very powerful country.
- Warren Christopher

We loved being in Russia and would love to go back again,
especially to visit my namesake.
- Eric Roberts

Russia's biggest problem is organized crime and its
leaders are influenced by the Russian mafia.
But it's not right to call it a Russian mafia,
it's a Jewish mafia.
- David Duke

If I correctly understand the goal of American policy,
one wishes Russia to be a partner.
- Gerhard Schroder

If it hadn't been for the Cold War, neither Russia
nor America would have been sending people into space.
- James Lovelock

My father was an immigrant from Russia and my mother was first generation.
- Arthur Rock

If Russia rises, it means that the USA falls down.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

We host some trips all over the world.
We go to Alaska.
We go to Mexico.
We're going to Venezuela in December.
We've been to Russia, all in conjunction with the radio show.
- Martin Milner

We have to still develop the Ikea group.
We need many billions of Swiss francs to take on China or Russia.
- Ingvar Kamprad

I still call myself a communist, because communism
is no more what Russia made of it than Christianity
is what the churches make of it.
- Pete Seeger

You have no right to criticise Russia over Chechnya.
- Boris Yeltsin

I took a speed-reading course and read War and Peace in twenty minutes.
It involves Russia.
- Woody Allen

Russia is a part of European culture.
Therefore, it is with difficulty that I imagine NATO as an enemy.
- Vladimir Putin

I was not extremely patriotic about Mother Russia.
I played their game, pretending.
You have to deal with, you know, party people,
KGB.
Horrifying.
- Mikhail Baryshnikov

Never will the Anarchists in Spain be made to suffer
as they have been and are in Russia.
- Frederica Montseny

Nobody and nothing will stop Russia on the road to
strengthening democracy and ensuring human rights and freedoms.
- Vladimir Putin

There remains, however, the hope, at least in Russia,
that, as sometimes happens in history,
the memory of lost alternatives will one day inspire efforts to regain them.
- Stephen Cohen

And look at the mess that Russia is;
most Chinese don't want to follow that.
- William Kirby

We welcome, we welcome this good cooperation between Russia and NATO.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

Between Russia and the United States sentiments of
good will continue to be mutually cherished.
- Martin Van Buren

The greatest problem all around the world today,
whether in America, Japan, China Russia,
India or anywhere else in the world,
is that people are not in peace.
People want peace.
- Prem Rawat

Russia contains one fourth of the inhabitants of all Europe,
and one half of the entire number of Israelites.
- Isaac Mayer Wise

Everybody calls everybody a spy, secretly,
in Russia, and everybody is under surveillance.
You never feel safe.
- Agnes Smedley

Russia will occupy most of the good food lands of central
Europe while we have the industrial portions.
We must find some way of persuading Russia to play ball.
- Henry L. Stimson

A left turn in the fate of Russia is as necessary as it is inevitable.
- Mikhail Khodorkovsky

My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just
signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever.
The bombing begins in five minutes.
- Ronald Reagan

Europe has united, China is growing speedily and Russia
possesses immense power in terms of fuel resources.
The US administration cannot do anything about it.
- Vladimir Zhirinovsky

I make the most money, I think, in Russia and Paris,
for the people of those countries are so willing to be amused,
so eager to see something new and out of the ordinary.
- Harry Houdini

The kind of capitalism I hate most is crony capitalism,
the friends who decide.
These are things which should be killed in Russia.
- Anatoly Chubais

Western States keep playing with, and around,
Russia.
- Aslan Maskhadov

Homosexuality in Russia is a crime and the punishment
is seven years in prison,
locked up with the other men.
There is a three year waiting list.
- Yakov Smirnoff

Well, we are very glad that Russia is so close with NATO.
- Aleksander Kwasniewski

The U.S.
along with China, Japan, South Korea and Russia has
an important role to play in containing North Korea's
nuclear ambitions and exerting all the influence we can possibly exert.
- Zach Wamp

The secret of politics? Make a good treaty with Russia.
- Otto von Bismarck

Ours is a country built more on people than on territory.
The Jews will come from everywhere: from France,
from Russia, from America, from Yemen...
Their faith is their passport.
- David Ben-Gurion

In the event of a victory over Germany by Soviet Russia and England,
Bolshevism in Europe would inevitably follow.
Under these circumstances I would prefer to see Germany win the war.
- Pierre Laval

You must go deeper into Russia - 150 kilometres from Moscow or more,
and look there.
The kids are fed with cattle feed - people don't get paid for half a year.
- Aleksandr Lebed

It is already clear, after twenty years of socialism in Russia,
that if you do not provide your society with a new religion,
it will gradually revert to the old one.
- Herbert Read

Russia will not soon become, if it ever becomes,
a second copy of the United States or England -
where liberal value have deep historic roots.
- Vladimir Putin

As Jews, their families left Russia to escape the poverty and the antisemitism.
- Martin Lewis Perl

Russia also declared its independence.
This was approved by the Supreme Soviet,
and you know and remember that there was the Declaration
on the Independence of Russia.
- Boris Yeltsin

In Russia we only had two TV channels.
Channel One was propaganda.
Channel Two consisted of a KGB officer telling you:
Turn back at once to Channel One.
- Yakov Smirnoff

The Marxist analysis has got nothing to do with what
happened in Stalin's Russia:
it's like blaming Jesus Christ for the Inquisition in Spain.
- Tony Benn

Moreover, in Russia there was an enormous amount of
landed property to be divided,
large estates, crown lands, government land,
and the estates held by the monasteries.
- Herman Gorter

Moreover, the accomplishment of Russia's aims has been
greatly simplified by the fact that we have heretofore
offered the world no practical antidote for the Russian poison.
- James Forrestal

I told him that my own opinion was that the time now
and the method now to deal with Russia was to keep
our mouths shut and let our actions speak for words.
- Henry L. Stimson

We see considerable strain in Russia,
and that's obviously a matter of concern to us.
It's in the very strong self-interest of Russia to
continue on the reform path.
- Warren Christopher


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