"I have always striven to raise the voice of hope for a world where hate gives way to respect and oppression to liberation."
"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is not to stop questioning."Theodore Bikel on Albert Einstein
"We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope."Theodore Bikel on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"None are more hopelessly enslaved than those who falsely believe they are free."Theodore Bikel on Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
"My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return."Theodore Bikel on Maya Angelou
"I find hope in the darkest of days, and focus in the brightest. I do not judge the universe."Theodore Bikel on Dalai Lama
"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."