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Lennart Meri Quotes and Sayings
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With that radio I was always swimming with the current
political streams in the West.
I was never stranded.
- Lennart Meri

History is more interesting than politics.
- Lennart Meri

Looking in the mirror to check if my tie is straight is a waste of my time.
I only look in the mirror once a day,
and that's in the morning when I shave.
- Lennart Meri

I am not always happy with the compliments Estonia has received.
- Lennart Meri

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In the past, when I shot films about fishermen and hunters,
I always had to admire their ability to perceive time in its entirety.
The present was always temporary.
- Lennart Meri

I was too busy looking into Yeltsin's eyes to notice
what was under the table.
- Lennart Meri

Security is like virginity: you're either a virgin or you're not.
You either have security or you don't.
- Lennart Meri


 

Traveling is the only passion that doesn't need to
feel shy in front of intellect.
- Lennart Meri

I've never met a general yet who could milk a cow.
- Lennart Meri

That radio was very important for me.
It meant I always knew what was going on in the world.
- Lennart Meri

If geography is prose, maps are iconography.
- Lennart Meri

Science will liberate us from the chains of big cities
and lead us back to nature.
- Lennart Meri

Throughout Soviet times, I understood what was really
happening in the world around me.
- Lennart Meri

Our civilisation has lost this bond between times,
and tends to measure time with a yardstick,
bit by bit, from one point to another.
- Lennart Meri

I don't listen to the radio too much,
but usually I listen to Stanley Brothers and Ralph
Stanley more than I do anybody!
- Ralph Stanley

My father hated radio and could not wait for television
to be invented so he could hate that too.
- Peter De Vries

In 1959 the University recognized our work by appointing
me to a new Chair of Radio Astronomy.
- Martin Ryle

I never quite understand why we watch the news.
There doesn't really seem much point watching somebody
tell you what the news is when you could quite easily
listen to it on the radio.
- John Hurt

Radio is commercial, isn't it.
Its a business.
- Robin Trower

I never listen to the radio unless I rent a car.
- David Byrne

I would listen to something on the radio and try to tap out the melody,
then the harmonies.
- Michel Legrand

At least the rap metal stuff is good,
but it's not really my bag.
I've been listening to the radio since we've been touring the past month,
because we don't get it most of the time.
- Jon Crosby

I started in 1946 in radio.
I was ten years old.
I was discovered singing in a school play.
Someone was in the audience and it's six degrees of separation.
- Hector Elizondo

Watching television in those days was not the same
experience as it is today.
After years of listening to radio, we found the black-and-white images mesmerizing.
- Annette Funicello

Classic Rock radio gave us our longevity.
- George Thorogood

I am amazed at radio DJ's today.
I am firmly convinced that AM on my radio stands for Absolute Moron.
I will not begin to tell you what FM stands for.
- Jasper Carrott

Cinema, radio, television, magazines are a school of inattention:
people look without seeing,
listen in without hearing.
- Robert Bresson

We knew we did not want to record at Impulse Studios again,
after the experience of recording in a 'real' studio
in London for the Radio One session we did.
- John Gallagher

I've got about 27 gigs right now.
I've got radio, I've got television,
I've got The Washington Post.
- Tony Kornheiser

At one time they've been the most important thing to me.
So I can't hear our records on the radio,
I can't stand it, because they sound so out of what everyone else is doing.
- Ray Davies

And looking at today's music scene, I think it's cool
that there are a lot of consumers and fans not limited
by what radio and the record companies tell them to buy.
- Juice Newton

I think we're going to have to forget about the radio
and just go back to word of mouth.
- Joe Strummer

I built my own hi-fi set and enjoyed helping friends
with their amateur radio transmitters,
but lost interest as soon as they worked.
- Robert W. Wilson

It would be nice to have radio support,
not that we've ever had that much trouble with it.
- Zac Hanson

Any album that I ever put out I'm going to send it to country radio first.
- Deana Carter

You know, a left-winger, the barrier to success if
you're on the left in commercial radio is a mile and
a half higher than it is if you're on the right.
- Robert McChesney

I knew that God put me on this earth to be on the radio.
- Ed Bradley

Brains, integrity, and force may be all very well,
but what you need today is Charm.
Go ahead and work on your economic programs if you want to,
I'll develop my radio personality.
- Gracie Allen

Cable would not translate into the public radio universe.
- Juan Williams

On my morning run, I listen to sports talk radio.
- Lisa Guerrero

Country radio certainly widens the boundaries of what I can do.
Other artists may do something more edgy that gets
on radio and that opens the door for me to be more edgy,
I think.
- Clint Black

Creativity shouldn't be following radio;
it should be the other way around.
- Herbie Hancock

I used my mother's radio as a PA system.
I'd take the telephone, the speaking part,
and take those two leads off and lead them into the
radio and the sound would come out of the speaker.
- Les Paul

The majors, they have to control the distribution,
the record outlets, the radio and, in some cases,
even the venues.
And downloading and pirating have also put pressure on the majors.
- Roy Ayers

Country radio went through a time where they were trying to pigeonhole everybody,
and trying to make the gap really narrow,
and I think that they've opened that up a little bit.
- Tim McGraw

I don't listen to a lot of radio today.
It's not really music to me.
- Bernie Worrell

Basically, right before college I got into the Guinness
book for my feet and started to do local commercials and little radio spots,
just little things and found I really liked it.
- Matthew McGrory

Because Chicago was to radio what Hollywood was to
films and Broadway was to the theatre:
it was the hub of radio.
- Mel Torme

I probably worked every single entertainment medium,
including some that don't exist.
I worked the circus, carnival, I had my own medicine show,
I worked 18 years of radio.
- Al Lewis

But sadly, one of the problems with being on public
radio is that people tend to think you're being sincere all the time.
- Ira Glass

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

I've heard some tunes in recent years that were pretty close to that same idea.
The idea was you turn on the radio and you want to
hear some music and up comes a commercial.
- Mose Allison

I get real excited when I hear my shows on the radio.
- Nina Blackwood

You may not like the humor, but that is why every radio has an on-off button.
- Mel Karmazin

Kazan was an old friend, I met him in 1938.
He picked up radio jobs for eating money,
so I met him on a couple of radio shows.
Later on I was in a play he directed.
- Richard Widmark

I did radio back in the era when we did radio drama.
- Martin Milner

You turned on the radio and heard all kinds of things.
- Luc Ferrari

I like doing radio because it's so intimate.
The moment people hear your voice, you're inside there heads,
not only that, you're in there laying eggs.
- Doug Coupland

The heightened public clamor resulting from radio and
television coverage will inevitably result in prejudice.
Trial by television is, therefore, foreign to our system.
- Tom C. Clark

It's so sweet, I feel like my teeth
are rotting when I listen to the radio.
- Bono

Before that, they thought talking movies might eliminate radio as well.
But radio just keeps getting stronger.
- Casey Kasem

The new national campfire - radio.
- Linda Ellerbee

Talk radio has made an enormous run around establishment media.
But the Interne is making an end run around talk radio.
Suddenly we're faced with an information age.
- Pete du Pont

The base emotions Plato banned have left a radio-active and not radiant land.
- Libby Houston

The radio even weren't allowed to say there was a Holocaust
and people were being killed right,
left and center in these terrible camps.
- Patrick Macnee

Jazz radio is not very friendly to pop singers who
decide to make a jazz record.
But a lot of people have been.
A lot of the people I've talked to like the record.
- Rita Coolidge

People say New Yorkers can't get along.
Not true.
I saw two New Yorkers, complete strangers,
sharing a cab.
One guy took the tires and the radio;
the other guy took the engine.
- David Letterman

I got into radio when I was eight, and I was one of
the busiest child dramatic actors in America.
- Mel Torme

Radio news is bearable.
This is due to the fact that while the news is being broadcast,
the disk jockey is not allowed to talk.
- Fran Lebowitz

Giving people what they want isn't just good radio;
it's also the right way to run a country.
- Adrian Cronauer

I was born in 1942, so I was mainly aware of Howard
Hughes' name on RKO Radio Pictures.
- Martin Scorsese


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