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Theodore Bikel
May 2, 1924 -
Nationality: Austrian
Category: Actor
Subcategory: Austrian Actor

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.


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.


When something is moving you get that intake of breath and that stillness from the audience.


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.


Throughout my life I have cared as deeply about the songs of all peoples as I have about the rights of all peoples.


I always sang, I always acted, I always played.


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?


Right up to the middle of this century all perceptions of the world around us were delivered via the bookshelf or the paper route.


Every actor wants to direct.


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.


I am filled with awe that filmmakers have the capacity to stir us and give us back a sense of wonder.


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.


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.


I remain convinced that I can be a true universalist only when I am a better Jew.


No movement can afford to be caught in a time warp and exist in a state of suspended animation.


I do not know who there is among us that can claim to know God's purpose and God's intent.


I created the role of Captain Von Trapp.


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.


We live in a world of guns, bombs and terror. To conquer hate seems a nigh-impossible task.


But, when I toil in the field of Jewish culture which I frequently do, I am indeed a Jewish artist.


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