My mother took great relish in introducing me as ‘This is my son – he’s a doctor but not the kind that helps people.’
If you’re taking an antidepressant, it’s working, and you’re not experiencing side effects, go on taking it. But if it’s not working, or not working well enough, or if you have side effects you don’t like, talk to your doctor about an alternative approach.
Joy, temperance, and repose, slam the door on the doctor’s nose.
The doctor said, ‘He can’t last a week.’ And I did. And they said, ‘There’s no way this kid’s going to last a month.’ And I did. And so they said, ‘Two years. He’s not going to make it.’ Two years. ‘Five years. He can’t do that.’ I lived to be five years. ‘He’s never going to hit double digits.’ And here I am, a new teenager.
Time is generally the best doctor.
Every intelligent person, whether he’s an artist or not – a mathematician, a doctor, a scientist – possesses a poetic way of seeing and describing the world.
But the person who scored well on an SAT will not necessarily be the best doctor or the best lawyer or the best businessman. These tests do not measure character, leadership, creativity, perseverance.
A wise doctor does not mutter incantations over a sore that needs the knife.
The doctor punched my vein, the captain called me Cain, upon my belly sat the sow of fear.
I realized that becoming a doctor, I can only help a small community. But by becoming a politician, I can help my whole country.