"I am a universalist, passionately devoted to the cause of equality within the human family."
"I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin, but by the content of their character."Theodore Bikel on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish."Theodore Bikel on Albert Einstein
"I have a dream that one day on the red hills of Georgia, the sons of former slaves and the sons of former slave owners will be able to sit together at the table of brotherhood."Theodore Bikel on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"The sweltering summer of the Negro's legitimate discontent will not pass until there is an invigorating autumn of freedom and equality."Theodore Bikel on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Fourscore and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal."Theodore Bikel on Abraham Lincoln
"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."