"We Jews have a special attachment to the Book. The study of page after page in tomes yellowing with age was obligatory."
"Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don't mind, it doesn't matter."Theodore Bikel on Mark Twain
"Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young. The greatest thing in life is to keep your mind young."Theodore Bikel on Henry Ford
"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."Theodore Bikel on Mark Twain
"True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country."Theodore Bikel on Kurt Vonnegut
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday but never remembers her age."Theodore Bikel on Robert Frost
"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."
"I tried for a while to be an agricultural worker and was hopelessly bored. I would stand around in heaps of manure and sing about the beauty of the work I wasn't doing."