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“If it looks like a duck, quacks like a duck, it's a duck!”
Robin Cook, Crisis
“Medical school had been a time for imaginary diseases and Martin had contracted almost all of them.”
Robin Cook, Brain
“She thought about how marvelous is would be to have a wife keeping the house in order, the meals on the table. At the same time it seemed ridiculously unfair that she could never have a wife. In fact, if she married, she would be expected to be the wife.”
Robin Cook, Coma
“Natural,my ass! The worst poison known to man comes from a tree frog in South America. You cannot imagine how small an amount would be necessary to kill you.and it's natural.Calling something NATURAL is a MEANINGLESS MARKETING PLOY."



"All right,calm down! Maybe I like alternative medicine because it's been in use for more than six thousand years.After all that time,they have to know what they're doing."

"You mean the wacky idea that somehow in the distant past people had more scientific wisdom than they do today?That's both crazy and counterintuitive.Six thousand years ago people thought thunder was a bunch of gods moving around furniture."

-Conversation btw Dr.Jack Stapleton and Vinnie”
Robin Cook, Intervention
“Surgeons know nothing but do everything. Internists know everything but do nothing. Pathologists know everything and do everything but too late.”
Robin Cook, Godplayer
“Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion,’ ”
Robin Cook, Brain
“Los hombres son todos iguales, cuando se sienten mal, no quieren reconocerlo.”
Robin Cook, Invasion
“Instead, he was still acting distant from her in many subtle ways, and although they continued to sleep in the same bed, there had been no intimacy whatsoever. Such behavior raised an old concern of hers that Daniel was either incapable or unmotivated to offer the kind of emotional support she felt she needed, particularly in period of stress, no matter what the cause or whose fault it was. (Stephanie)”
Robin Cook, Seizure
“The worst thing about disease is the uncertainty. Humans are capable of adapting to anything as long as they know. It’s the hopeless floundering that drives people crazy.”
Robin Cook, Fever
“A investigação podia dar esperanças para o futuro, curando as doenças... mas tinha um outro potencial muito mais perturbador.”
Robin Cook, Mutation
“Family life could never be made to run smoothly. At least in the lab the variables had a comforting predictability and problems lent themselves to the scientific method.”
Robin Cook, Fever
“I got to be going anyway,” said Michaels. “Good”
Robin Cook, Brain
“Kristin raised”
Robin Cook, Brain
“Fine,”
Robin Cook, Brain
“Unfortunately he’s become a scientific fanatic, and like all fanatics, he can be difficult.”
Robin Cook, Fever
“technician got up and went in to inject contrast material into Mr. Schiller’s vein.”
Robin Cook, Brain
“Does it contain iodine?”
Robin Cook, Brain
“Cheating on research is as bad as cheating on patient care. No! It’s worse. In research you can end up hurting many more people.”
Robin Cook, Fever
“Blackman”
Robin Cook, Brain
“But when the image of the word fell on her retina, something strange happened in Kristin’s brain.”
Robin Cook, Brain
“excitedly that the reason he was calling was that he’d found another patient in the ER, named Lynn Anne Lucas, who had the same abnormal density pattern he’d seen on the Marino film. He told Michaels that he had not been able to follow up on Marino, but was going to get definitive films in the morning. He added that the computer had actually asked him to tell it what the abnormal density changes were. “The Goddamn thing wants to learn!”
Robin Cook, Brain
“Quite a setup you have down here.” Martin had never visited the computer lab before and had not imagined that it was so extensive. “It gives me a strange feeling to be in this room,” he admitted. “I went to med school here and back in sixty-one, I took”
Robin Cook, Brain
“don’t you”
Robin Cook, Crisis
“..., like the pharmaceutical industry's hypocrisy. They want people to think their motivation is for the public good when they are, in fact, poster boys for capitalism run amok."
"You mean how they justify their out-of-the-ballpark prices supposedly because of how much money they have to spend on research."
"The reality is that they spend more money on advertising prescription drugs directly to the public than they spend on research. And that doesn't even include the money they spend on lobbyists and politicians.”
Robin Cook, Host
“Lisa’s”
Robin Cook, Brain
“Jack had had”
Robin Cook, Contagion
“Lisa,” said Dr. Ranade, becoming alarmed, “Lisa, everything is all right. Just relax.”
Robin Cook, Brain
“Revenge was a powerful emotion, and its presence dulled the anxiety”
Robin Cook, Fever
“The usual surface stickiness was absent, and they absorbed nutrients at an alarmingly selfish rate. They had become parasites within their own house.”
Robin Cook, Fever
“romantic rendezvous you promised in the coffee shop? I don’t have much time; I’ve got to get back to the CAT scanner.”
Robin Cook, Brain

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