"Political satire became obsolete when they awarded Henry Kissinger the Nobel Peace Prize."
"When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace."Tom Lehrer on Jimi Hendrix
"An eye for an eye only ends up making the whole world blind."Tom Lehrer on Mahatma Gandhi
"If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each other."Tom Lehrer on Mother Teresa
"I refuse to accept the view that mankind is so tragically bound to the starless midnight of racism and war that the bright daybreak of peace and brotherhood can never become a reality... I believe that unarmed truth and unconditional love will have the final word."Tom Lehrer on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one. I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one."Tom Lehrer on John Lennon
"It is a sobering thought that when Mozart was my age, he had been dead for two years."
"When you get to fifty-two food becomes more important than sex."
"My last public performance for money was in 1967. For free, it was 1972, with the exception of two little one-shot, one-song things. But that's just for friends, out of friendship for the people involved, and also because it was fun."
"Laughter is involuntary. If it's funny you laugh."