"You can't expect the entire world to come to New York to see you. You have to travel to them."
"It is better to travel well than to arrive."Theodore Bikel on Buddha
"Perhaps travel cannot prevent bigotry, but by demonstrating that all peoples cry, laugh, eat, worry, and die, it can introduce the idea that if we try and understand each other, we may even become friends."Theodore Bikel on Maya Angelou
"One travels more usefully when alone, because he reflects more."Theodore Bikel on Thomas Jefferson
"Though we travel the world over to find the beautiful, we must carry it with us or we find it not."Theodore Bikel on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"The World is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page."Theodore Bikel on Saint Augustine
"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."