"What motivated me? My mother. My mother was an immigrant woman, a peasant woman, struggled all her life, worked in the garment center."
"My mother was the most beautiful woman I ever saw. All I am I owe to my mother. I attribute all my success in life to the moral, intellectual and physical education I received from her."Al Lewis on George Washington
"The natural state of motherhood is unselfishness. When you become a mother, you are no longer the center of your own universe. You relinquish that position to your children."Al Lewis on Jessica Lange
"My mother had a great deal of trouble with me, but I think she enjoyed it."Al Lewis on Mark Twain
"Men are what their mothers made them."Al Lewis on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"My mother said to me, 'If you are a soldier, you will become a general. If you are a monk, you will become the Pope.' Instead, I was a painter, and became Picasso."Al Lewis on Pablo Picasso
"I was an organizer in the Food, Agricultural and Tobacco Workers Union down in North Carolina."