"I respect someone's right to privacy and I want them to know it."
"An individual who breaks a law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for the law."Terry Gross on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Everyone should be respected as an individual, but no one idolized."Terry Gross on Albert Einstein
"Let every man be respected as an individual and no man idolized."Terry Gross on Albert Einstein
"Be peaceful, be courteous, obey the law, respect everyone but if someone puts his hand on you, send him to the cemetery."Terry Gross on Malcolm X
"If once you forfeit the confidence of your fellow-citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem."Terry Gross on Abraham Lincoln
"The excitement for me lies not so much in interviewing the hard-to-get famous person, but the person whom you are about to discover. You know, like maybe the character actors who are just coming into their own and you're realizing how great they are."
"It sometimes is just the fear of being misunderstood."