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We Jews have a special attachment to the Book. The study of page after page in tomes yellowing with age was obligatory.
 

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

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.
 

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.
 

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.
 

You can't expect the entire world to come to New York to see you. You have to travel to them.
 

You don't really need modernity in order to exist totally and fully. You need a mixture of modernity and tradition.
 

You learn more from the flops than you do from the hits.
 


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