The past is what provides us with the building blocks. Our job today is to create new buildings out of them.
"Theodore Zeldin - historian, philosopher" in History Today (July 1999)
Brilliant lecturers shouldn't be wasted in lecture rooms: they should appear onTV. We need black market universities, in which people just help each other, and which don't leave out the poor.Theodore Zeldin
No history of the world can be complete which does not mention Mary Helen Keller... whose overcoming of her blindness and deafness were arguably victories more important than those of Alexander the Great, because they have implications still for every living person.Theodore Zeldin