"Epistemology is the study of knowledge. By what conduit do we know what we know?"
"The true sign of intelligence is not knowledge but imagination."Theodore Bikel on Albert Einstein
"Information is not knowledge."Theodore Bikel on Albert Einstein
"A people without the knowledge of their past history, origin and culture is like a tree without roots."Theodore Bikel on Marcus Garvey
"Knowledge of what is does not open the door directly to what should be."Theodore Bikel on Albert Einstein
"Ignorance is the curse of God knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven."Theodore Bikel on William Shakespeare
"We Jews have a special attachment to the Book. The study of page after page in tomes yellowing with age was obligatory."
"Having come to live in this age is as though one were to have entered another country. Learn its language or risk being left out."
"No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language."
"In my world, history comes down to language and art. No one cares much about what battles were fought, who won them and who lost them - unless there is a painting, a play, a song or a poem that speaks of the event."
"I tried for a while to be an agricultural worker and was hopelessly bored. To me it was meaningless. I would stand around in heaps of manure and sings about the beauty of the work I wasn't doing."