„Think of what's stored in an 80- or a 90-year-old mind. Just marvel at it. You've got to get out this information, this knowledge, because you've got something to pass on. There'll be nobody like you ever again. Make the most of every molecule you've got as long as you've got a second to go. That's your charge.“
— Studs Terkel American author, historian and broadcaster 1912 - 2008
David R. Brower, in an interview with Terkel, but much of it is sometimes misattributed to Terkel himself.