"I am a universalist, passionately devoted to the cause of equality within the human family."
"I'll never stop dreaming that one day we can be a real family, together, all of us laughing and talking, loving and understanding, not looking at the past but only to the future."Theodore Bikel on LaToya Jackson
"If a country is to be corruption free and become a nation of beautiful minds, I strongly feel there are three key societal members who can make a difference. They are the father, the mother and the teacher."Theodore Bikel on Abdul Kalam
"Family means no one gets left behind or forgotten."Theodore Bikel on David Ogden Stiers
"The love of family and the admiration of friends is much more important than wealth and privilege."Theodore Bikel on Charles Kuralt
"Sister is probably the most competitive relationship within the family, but once the sisters are grown, it becomes the strongest relationship."Theodore Bikel on Margaret Mead
"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."