„I was always skeptical about authority, about things which were told by authorities, because I was living in a country and in a time where the authority was utterly wrong, in my view. And therefore I distrusted, I feared authority, I also fear it today. I am in a very, very fearful, I mean maybe more than other people, but I distrust authority. That makes me more independent and also some part of rebellious,… I’m a maverick.“
Reinhard Selten (2004), as cited in: Klein, Daniel B., Ryan Daza, and Hannah Mead. " Reinhard Selten (Ideological Profiles of the Economics Laureates) http://econjwatch.org/file_download/768/SeltenIPEL.pdf." Econ Journal Watch 10.3 (2013): 601-604.