Bible (but only in its original language)
Oranges are not the only fruit
anything by Fabio Biondi
or Claudio Arrau or Oistrakh comes to mind.
plz no Barenboim and no Glenn Gould, will take Britney Spears any
day over these.
while we're at it none of the more recent french philosophers no
Foucault, nor Lacan. in their stead Oscar Wilde's The spirit of man
(under socialism) and Russell's Conquest of happiness or Praise of
Some of my favourite quotes are
*youth is wasted on the young
*sex is the last refuge of the miserable
*abominable to the wicked is an honest man, and abominable to the
righteous is a villain