• "I think it was this curiosity about the natural world which awoke my early interest in science."
  • "The more you find out about the world, the more opportunities there are to laugh at it."
  • "Better understanding of the natural world not only enhances all of us as human beings, but can also be harnessed for the better good, leading to improved health and quality of life."
  • "When I was at Stratford, the very first thing that I was commissioned to work on was trying to make a musical out of the documentary material about the General Strike, which was the next big historical event in England, after the First World War."
  • "All the world's a stage, and all the clergymen critics."
  • "I have busted more hippies' noses than all the narcs in the free world."
  • "Mr. Janet Reno? I think Mr. Janet Reno... I think he's one of the best hunting dogs in the world."
  • "It felt like being in the center of the world, and I felt like I was a witness to history and I knew that the whole world was watching on television. So, I could feel the collective consciousness of the world focused on this little strip of land called Seattle."
  • "I was born in 1961. Now I think the 16 years that elapsed between 1961 and the end of the wars is nothing. To a child growing up it felt like an eternity, an entirely different world."
  • "In my first book, Under Fire, I wrote that I revered Ronald Reagan. That was a dozen years ago. I still feel that way. I think he changed the world for the better for my children and my children's children."