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My Favorite Quotations

“The most beautiful makeup for a woman is passion. But cosmetics are easier to buy.” – Yves Saint Laurent. “Don’t tell me how educated you are; tell me where you have traveled.” – Mohammed. “All is flux, nothing stays still. Nothing endures but change.” – Heraclitus. “The seen is the changing; the unseen is the unchanging.” – Plato. “It is not certain that everything is uncertain.” – Pascal. “The future is here. It’s just unevenly distributed.” – William Gibson. “If you want to know the future, invent it.” – Peter Drucker. “The most important skill to learn is the skill to learn new skills.” – Paul Bourke. “We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them.” – Einstein. “They were there looking for people who had the talent to think outside the box. It never occurred to them that, if everyone had to think outside the box, maybe it was the box that needed fixing.” — Malcolm Gladwell. “An important scientific innovation rarely makes its way by gradually winning over and converting its opponents. … Its opponents gradually die out and the growing generation is familiar with the idea from the beginning.” — Seventy-eight year-old, Nobel Prize-winning physicist Max Planck in 1934. “Some see the glass as half empty, some see the glass as half full. I see the glass as too big.” — George Carlin. “Of all manifestations of power, restraint impresses men the most.” – Thucydides. “I have often reflected that the causes of the success or failures of men are dependent on their ability to suit their manner to the times.” — Machiavelli. “Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.” – Einstein. “Be regular and orderly in your life, so that you may be violent and original in your [creative] work.” – Flaubert. “”Do not deny the classical approach, simply as a reaction, or you will have created another pattern and trapped yourself there” – Martial artist Bruce Lee. “If they can get you asking the wrong questions, they don’t have to worry about answers.” – Thomas Pynchon, Gravity’s Rainbow “This is a great wall.” – U.S. President Richard Nixon at the Great Wall of China, February 1972.

Classical Streams from London and Moscow

Finding online radio stations whose broadcasts don’t have overbearing advertising or fund-raising breaks has long been one of my quests. For many years, I’ve been daily listening to the superb ClassicFM, which is broadcast from London. However, I’ve recently found SpecialRadio, which is broadcast from Moscow and has no advertising or fund-raising breaks. It has a wonderful playlist. For those of you who don’t read Russian, here is the live audio link.