"Dad was a chemistry professor at Saint Olaf College in Minnesota, then Oxford College in Minnesota, and a very active member of the American Chemical Society education committee, where he sat on the committee with Linus Pauling, who had authored a very phenomenally important textbook of chemistry."
"It is easier for a father to have children than for children to have a real father."Peter Agre on Pope John XXIII
"When one has not had a good father, one must create one."Peter Agre on Friedrich Nietzsche
"My father? I never knew him. Never even seen a picture of him."Peter Agre on Eminem
"I am not ashamed to say that no man I ever met was my father's equal, and I never loved any other man as much."Peter Agre on Hedy Lamarr
"Whoever does not have a good father should procure one."Peter Agre on Friedrich Nietzsche
"We always had lutefisk for Christmas dinner, after which Dad read from the Norwegian Bible."
"The long, cold Minnesota winters instilled in me a fascination for exotic far off places I aspired toward a career in tropical diseases and world health problems."
"Now a cholera epidemic was sweeping through Southeast Asia and south Asia in the early 1970s, so I started medical school and I joined a laboratory to work on this."
"My brother Jim and I spent many wonderful summers working on dairy farms in Wisconsin owned by Mom's cousins, and as members of our local Boy Scout troop."
"Following my junior year in high school, I went on a camping trip through Russia in a group led by Horst Momber, a young language teacher from Roosevelt."