I have always striven to raise the voice of hope for a world where hate gives way to respect and oppression to liberation.
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.
I prefer to make common cause with those whose weapons are guitars, banjos, fiddles and words.
I am determined to give the Yiddish language a fighting chance to survive.
I am a universalist, passionately devoted to the cause of equality within the human family.
You don't really need modernity in order to exist totally and fully. You need a mixture of modernity and tradition.
No heirloom of humankind captures the past as do art and language.
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.
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.
No doubt unity is something to be desired, to be striven for, but it cannot be willed into being by mere declarations.
But, when I toil in the field of Jewish culture which I frequently do, I am indeed a Jewish artist.
In my mind the city of Ariel is a thorn in Israel's side and a serious obstacle to peace.
There is no role I cannot play except a midget.
You learn more from the flops than from the hits.
Accents. I'm very good with accents. I'm exceedingly good.
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.
I am not, and have never been, in favor of boycotting Israel.
I do not know who there is among us that can claim to know God's purpose and God's intent.
I am not a specialist but a general practitioner in the world of the arts.
The play is always fresh to me. It's not the audience's fault that I've said the words before.
I prefer to choose which traditions to keep and which to let go.
It's a sad thing to contemplate, but I'm the last surviving cast member of 'The African Queen.'
You cannot please all of the people all of the time, and that is truer in the arts than anywhere else.
I do prefer the stage. It's really the granddaddy of them all.
'Visiting Mr. Green' is a good play. I enjoy being in it, and I have a wonderful colleague, Aidan deSalaiz, to work with. Audiences like it a lot. What's not to like?
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