"They have been so nice, I would hate to break it to them that I really prefer Nietzsche to the Bible."
"I don't think that it's at all healthy for the work for me to think in [moral education] terms. So I don't. I never think in terms of What am I going to teach them? Or, What would it be good for them to find out here? Although, undeniably, morals are drawn."
"Terrorism is irrational. There is no clash of civilizations, only small groups of fanatics. [So] the dialogue between religions which have Abraham as a father is important. We must ask God to reinforce this and hope that it will be much stronger than violence."
"By the third time you have cancer, you begin to think about your mortality."1