- I have never been a child prodigy. When I think back to my childhood, I can not discern any sign of future success. My only real talent couldn't be found in any curriculum: whistling.
- HUMO, ̈(1964)
- In 1956 I was granted the biggest reward of my career: my wife, Josée Jongen.
- Zie Magazine, (1970)
- Happiness is the moment when one doesn't feel pain.
- HUMO, (2005)