I have always been driven to pursue interests that stimulate my mind and enjoy doing so at present. I am convinced, however, that what is ultimately most important is how we relate to one another; how we can be more supportive and help each other live a kinder, fuller, more loving humane life. I have not always succeeded in that, far from it, being impatient to follow my insatiable curiosity and personal drives. Nearing the age of 80, I am still trying to work at it.
I learned that absolute truth is evasive, that there are many angles from which to approach events and ultimately ideas, and I became acutely aware of the relativity of things. I have learned to see the relativity of things, to abhor war, and dogmatism in any form. I discovered that everything you were sure is right could be wrong in another place.”