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"As an artist I have an even more abiding interest in the compact between the Arts and Government." Make picture quote!
"After the advent of the written word, the masses who could not - or were not permitted to - read, were given sermons by the few who could." Make picture quote!
"Although I am deeply grateful to a great many people, I forgo the temptation of naming them for fear that I might slight any by omission." Make picture quote!
"Audiences are audiences." Make picture quote!
"But there is a difference here: When Jewish children are murdered, Arabs celebrate the deed. The death of an Arab child is no cause for celebration in Israel." Make picture quote!
"But, when I toil in the field of Jewish culture which I frequently do, I am indeed a Jewish artist." Make picture quote!
"By showing hunger, deprivation, starvation and brutality, as well as endurance and nobility, documentaries inform, prod our memories, even stir us to action. Such films do battle for our very soul." Make picture quote!
"Despite a large body of work in films, TV, theatre and concerts, I am viewed by many as a Jewish artist. I do not resent the label, except for the fact that I disapprove of labels in general." Make picture quote!
"No movement can afford to be caught in a time warp and exist in a state of suspended animation." Make picture quote!
"All too often arrogance accompanies strength, and we must never assume that justice is on the side of the strong. The use of power must always be accompanied by moral choice." Make picture quote!
"I am determined to give the Yiddish language a fighting chance to survive." Make picture quote!
"Right up to the middle of this century all perceptions of the world around us were delivered via the bookshelf or the paper route." Make picture quote!
"I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures or that the Jewish song is better than the song of my neighbor." Make picture quote!
"I know for certain of only one commandment, one obligation, that God imposes upon us, and that is to be compassionate toward other human beings." Make picture quote!
"I have always striven to raise the voice of hope for a world where hate gives way to respect and oppression to liberation." Make picture quote!
"I do prefer the stage. It's really the granddaddy of them all." Make picture quote!
"I do not know who there is among us that can claim to know God's purpose and God's intent." Make picture quote!
"I created the role of Captain Von Trapp." Make picture quote!
"I prefer to make common cause with those whose weapons are guitars, banjos, fiddles and words." Make picture quote!
"I am filled with awe that filmmakers have the capacity to stir us and give us back a sense of wonder." Make picture quote!
"I remain convinced that I can be a true universalist only when I am a better Jew." Make picture quote!
"I am a universalist, passionately devoted to the cause of equality within the human family." Make picture quote!
"I always sang, I always acted, I always played." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"For I firmly believe that Jewish life, indeed any communal life, can only be organized according to democratic principles." Make picture quote!
"Every actor wants to direct." Make picture quote!
"Epistemology is the study of knowledge. By what conduit do we know what we know?" Make picture quote!
"No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language." Make picture quote!
"I am not a specialist but a general practitioner in the world of the arts." Make picture quote!
"The play is always fresh to me. It's not the audience's fault that I've said the words before." Make picture quote!
"You don't really need modernity in order to exist totally and fully. You need a mixture of modernity and tradition." Make picture quote!
"You can't expect the entire world to come to New York to see you. You have to travel to them." Make picture quote!
"You always draw on your experiences with live audiences to know how to do comedy on films. You're working for a laugh that may or may not come six months later, but you're working in a vacuum at the time you are doing it." Make picture quote!
"While we all could agree that the Zionist ideal is alive and well, there is serious doubt whether the Zionist movement can be said to be an ongoing proposition, fragmented as its components are in ideology and in practice." Make picture quote!
"When something is moving you get that intake of breath and that stillness from the audience." Make picture quote!
"What moves me is neither ethnocentric pride nor sectarian arrogance. I make no claim that Jewish culture is superior to other cultures. But it is mine." Make picture quote!
"We live in a world of guns, bombs and terror. To conquer hate seems a nigh-impossible task." Make picture quote!
"I prefer to choose which traditions to keep and which to let go." Make picture quote!
"Throughout my life I have cared as deeply about the songs of all peoples as I have about the rights of all peoples." Make picture quote!
"You learn more from the flops than you do from the hits." Make picture quote!
"One might have thought the world would stop ascribing moral equivalence between acts of terrorism and acts of punishing terrorism. It has not happened that way." Make picture quote!
"No doubt unity is something to be desired, to be striven for, but it cannot be willed into being by mere declarations." Make picture quote!
"Must we be put to shame by much smaller and poorer countries, by Ireland, France, Austria or Sweden, who have understood that a nation's support of its arts is a matter of both national pride and cultural survival?" Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"If I have one vanity wish, it would be to direct. It's the only thing I haven't done yet that I would like to." Make picture quote!
"I'm exceedingly proud of being an actor, but I never recommend it to anyone." Make picture quote!
"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." Make picture quote!
"We Jews have a special attachment to the Book. The study of page after page in tomes yellowing with age was obligatory." Make picture quote!
"On the stage you're there, it's live. There's a beginning, a middle, an end. When something is funny you hear it right away." Make picture quote!

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