Top Quotes from Charles Van Doren

I worked hard at memorizing lists of facts and figures, and carried with me a book of facts.

Charles Van Doren

I’ve learned a lot about good and evil. They are not always what they appear to be.

Charles Van Doren

I never wanted to see another quiz show.

Charles Van Doren

Some of you read with me 40 years ago a portion of Aristotle’s Ethics, a selection of passages that describe his idea of happiness. You may not remember too well.

Charles Van Doren

The last part, the part you’re now approaching, was for Aristotle the most important for happiness.

Charles Van Doren

I was involved, deeply involved, in a deception… I have deceived my friends – and I had millions of them.

Charles Van Doren

Because the world is radically new, the ideal encyclopedia should be radical, too.

Charles Van Doren

My total winnings after 14 appearances were $129,000.

Charles Van Doren

I cannot take back one word or action; the past does not change for anyone.

Charles Van Doren

I hoped that it would be possible to slide slowly from my public life back to the life of teaching and writing that I had always wanted. But things didn’t work out that way.

Charles Van Doren