Hospital Quotes

Quotes tagged as "hospital" (showing 1-30 of 155)
Lucy Christopher
“And it's hard to hate someone once you understand them.”
Lucy Christopher, Stolen: A Letter to My Captor

Emily Andrews
“Oh God just look at me now... one night opens words and utters pain... I cannot begin to explain to you... this... I am not here. This is not happening. Oh wait, it is, isn't it?

I am a ghost. I am not here, not really. You see skin and cuts and frailty...these are symptoms, you known, of a ghost. An unclear image with unclear thoughts whispering vague things...

If I told you what was really in my head, you''d never let me leave this place. And I have no desire to spend time in hell while I'm still, in theory, alive.”
Emily Andrews, The Finer Points of Becoming Machine

Jodi Picoult
“The nurses, I have already learned, are the ones who give us the answers we’re desperate for. Unlike the doctors, who fidget like they need to be somewhere else, the nurses patiently answer us as if we are the first set of parents to ever have this kind of meeting with them, instead of the thousandth.”
Jodi Picoult, My Sister's Keeper

Lionel Shriver
“We'd been assured it wouldn't be painful, though she might experience 'discomfort,' a term beloved of the medical profession that seems to be a synonym for agony that isn't yours.”
Lionel Shriver, We Need to Talk About Kevin

Maggie Stiefvater
“I think-I need to ask an embarrassing question. Do you think I could borrow a pair of scrubs? I-uh-my pants-"

"Oh!" Cried the poor nurse. "Yes. Absolutely. I'll be right back."


"Thanks," I mumbled. "I'll just change here. He's not looking at anything at the moment." I gestured toward Sam, who was looking convincingly sedated.

The nurse vanished through the curtains. Sam eye's flashed open again, distinctly amused.

He whispered, "Did you just tell that man you went potty on yourself?"

"You.Shut.UP." I hissed back furiously.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Shiver

“$13 to $20 billion a year could be saved in health care costs by demedicalizing childbirth, developing midwifery, and encouraging breastfeeding.”
Frank A. Oski

Dan Wells
“You're a hero,' Mom repeated, squeezing my hand and kissing my forehead. 'You saved six lives in that house! Six! Sure, one of them was a creep,' she looked at Lauren, 'but that's what makes it so good. "Love thine enemies."'
Lauren smiled at me. 'And don't worry about Curt,' she said. 'We are so broken up.'
'Six lives,' Mom repeated.
But I had been trying to save seven.”
Dan Wells, Mr. Monster

Maggie Stiefvater
“I slowly climbed back to my feet, walked back into the emergency department through the silently swishing glass doors, and, covered in my girlfriend's blood, lied perfectly for the first time in my life.
"I tried to stop her.”
Maggie Stiefvater, Linger

Jacob M. Appel
“This is how most stories end in the hospital. Not with crash carts and sirens and electric shocks to the chest, but with an empty room, a crisp white bed, silence.”
Jacob M. Appel, Phoning Home

Josh Bazell
“what a fascinating mix a hospital can be of people in a huge hurry and people too slow to get out of their way.”
Josh Bazell, Beat the Reaper

“I didn't know what kind of creature I was supposed to be until I woke on a hospital cot and was informed I had died. Nobody ever told me what I was. I figured I was broken. But it turns out that my scars were divine signs that I was granted a chance to begin again.”
Hannah Ashworth, Beyond Polaris

Anne Spollen
“You knew then that this was not any kind of hospital that cured, but a hospital that held, that kept their patients away from the rest of the world, a kind of ark that floated along full of life, but not participating in life.... These people no longer made progress.”
Anne Spollen, The Shape of Water

Raquel Cepeda
“The hospital room was as cold as dead skin, the hallway crowded with lost souls and reeking of illness.”
Raquel Cepeda, Bird of Paradise: How I Became Latina

Rebecca McNutt
“It was the smell that hit her first. It was a sterile, antiseptic and very distinctive medical smell, a smell with an underlying metallic reek of blood beneath it. Disturbing as this was, Selena wasn’t necessarily shocked. It was a hospital, after all. Just like schools had a tendency to smell like chalk dust and sweat and cafeteria mystery meat, just like auto shops stank of gasoline and rust, hospitals had an odour reflecting their whole purpose, and it was sort of redundant to try and hide it.”
Rebecca McNutt, Insidious Resident

Stevie Smith
“The world is come upon me, I used to keep it a long way off, But now I have been run over and I am in the hands of the hospital staff.”
Stevie Smith, Selected Poems

“When traveling in rural Africa, it's important to not actually *go* to a hospital until the patient is on the brink of expiration, otherwise things are apt to get worse.”
Josh Gates, Destination Truth: Memoirs of a Monster Hunter

Gustave Flaubert
“I grew up in a hospital and as a child I played in the dissecting room”
Gustave Flaubert

Shannon L. Alder
“There is no real bravery in getting paid to save someone's life. However, there is a large amount of bravery in a nurse break dancing at the hospital's Christmas party.”
Shannon L. Alder

John Updike
“Momentarily drained of lust, he stares at the remembered contortions to which it has driven him. His life seems a sequence of grotesque poses assumed to no purpose, a magic dance empty of belief. There is no God; Janice can die: the two thoughts come at once, in one slow wave. He feels underwater, caught in chains of transparent slime, ghosts of the urgent ejaculations he has spat into the mild bodies of women. His fingers on his knees pick at persistent threads.”
John Updike, Rabbit, Run

David Almond
“I went out into the corridor. I asked a nurse if she knew where the people with arthritis went. She said lots of them went to Ward 34 on the top floor. She said she thought that was a silly place to put people with bad bones who had such trouble walking and climbing stairs.”
David Almond, Skellig

Dan Chaon
“I should be arguing vehemently with doctors, demanding results, I should be surrounded by people who are bleeding and screaming and shocking one another with defibrillators.”
Dan Chaon, Stay Awake

Steven Magee
“You go in through the front door of the hospital and depending on how successful your treatment is determines whether you leave through the front door or in a box out of the back door.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The medical profession excels at fixing broken bones but fails miserably at fixing general sickness.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“We are in the potent prescription drugs era of humanity.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The more I interact with the medical profession, the more I form the opinion that it is riddled with incompetence.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“A smart patient realizes that the person most capable of diagnosing and treating their health issues is themselves.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“After many years of using the medical profession, I concluded that it is infested with blatant incompetence.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“When using the medical profession, you must remember that it is influenced by many corporations that may not want your health issues to be fully understood and correctly treated.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The medical profession may make you sicker and kill you prematurely if you let them.”
Steven Magee

Steven Magee
“The most important thing that I learned from a decade of using the medical profession is that you need to supervise your doctors.”
Steven Magee

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