"We always had lutefisk for Christmas dinner, after which Dad read from the Norwegian Bible."
"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
"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."
"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."