Moving On Hospitals Quotes

“When a nation is over-reliant on one or two commodities like oil or precious minerals, corrupt government ministers and their dodgy associates hoard profits and taxes instead of properly allocating them to schools and hospitals.” – Bono

“Simplification is one of the most difficult things to do.” – Jonathan Ive

A trip to the hospital

“A trip to the hospital is always a descent into the macabre. I have never trusted a place with shiny floors.” – Terry Tempest Williams

“Italian hospitals are great. The doctor smoking in the emergency room will sign any prescription you ask for.” – Derrick Williams

“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

“The nurse is temporarily the consciousness of the unconscious, the love of life for the suicidal, the leg of the amputee, the eyes of the newly blind, a means of locomotion for the infant, the knowledge and confidence of the young mother, and a voice for those too weak to speak.” – Virginia Henderson

“Professor Ian McDonald of Guy’s hospital in London…has found that, in young men, sugar raises the level of cholesterol in the blood, and especially…tri-glycerides.” – John Yudkin

“8.45 a.m. My mother is in the hospital grounds smoking a cigarette. She is looking old and haggard. All the debauchery is catching up with her.” – Sue Townsend

“Granted: I AM an inmate of a mental hospital; my keeper is watching me, he never lets me out of his sight; there’s a peep-hole in the door, and my keeper’s eye is the shade of brown that can never see through a blue-eyed type like me.” – Gunter Grass

“I couldn’t help but think, This car is taking me to a mental hospital and my mother is treating it like open-mic night at a Greenwich Village cafĂ©.” – Augusten Burroughs

I was once thrown out

“I was once thrown out of a mental hospital for depressing the other patients.” – Oscar Levant

“I understand what it’s like to go to hospitals and there’s no medicine, and the best thing you have to give the patients is compassion.” – Sharon Stone

“But after I got them to leave and shut the door and turned off the light it wasn’t any good. It was like saying good-by to a statue. After a while I went out and left the hospital and walked back to the hotel in the rain.” – Ernest Hemingway

“I love you,” she said, and I knew she meant it because she spoke the words from the heart at the center of her chest. This, at least, had not been left behind at the hospital.” – Augusten Burroughs

“If I had a large amount of money I should certainly found a hospital for those whose grip upon the world is so tenuous that they can be severely offended by words and phrases and yet remain all unoffended by the injustice, violence and oppression that howls daily about our ears.” – Stephen Fry

“A church is a hospital for sinners, not a museum for saints.” – Abigail Van Buren

“I worked at a hospital for a week. And at a golf course when I was in college at Kansas for about a week. The tips weren’t good so I quit.” – Paul Pierce

“Building a new Health and Hospitals Network is fundamental to building a stronger and fairer Australia.” – Kevin Rudd

By 2050, the Australian

“By 2050, the Australian population is expected to grow from 22 million to 36 million. That increase alone will put huge pressure on our towns and our cities. We will need more homes, more roads, more rail lines, more hospitals, more schools, just to accommodate so many Australians.” – Kevin Rudd

“The Australian Government’s decision to take on the dominant funding role for the entire public hospital system is designed to: end the blame game; eliminate waste; and to shoulder the funding burden of the rapidly rising health costs of the future.” – Kevin Rudd

“I start phone calls at 4 A.M. to cheer people up. The housebound, people in the hospital. People who, after decades, still can’t get over what happened 10 or 15 years ago.” – Richard Simmons

“It is amazing that people who think we cannot afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, and medication somehow think that we can afford to pay for doctors, hospitals, medication and a government bureaucracy to administer it.” – Thomas Sowell

“My biggest nightmare is I’m driving home and get sick and go to hospital. I say: ‘Please help me.’ And the people say: ‘Hey, you look like…’ And I’m dying while they’re wondering whether I’m Barbra Streisand.” – Barbra Streisand

“Like Hillary Clinton before her, Mrs. Obama has always been a working woman. She is a lawyer turned hospital administrator turned political right hand. It is a unique resume.” – Andre Leon Talley

“Today, all patients accepted for treatment at St. Jude’s are treated without regard for the family’s ability to pay. Everything beyond what is covered by insurance is taken care of, and for those without insurance, all of the medical costs are absorbed by the hospital.” – Marlo Thomas

“To help producers serve larger institutional customers like schools and hospitals, USDA has helped fund new regional infrastructure like cold storage warehouses, commercial kitchens and local slaughter facilities.” – Tom Vilsack

“I was a very sickly kid. While I was in the hospital at age 7, my Dad brought me a stack of comic books to keep me occupied. I was hooked.” – Len Wein

I saw a picture of myself

“I saw a picture of myself when I came out of the hospital. I didn’t recognize myself.” – Amy Winehouse

“I didn’t care for most of the books I was being asked to read in school. I started reading like crazy right after high school when I got a job in a mental hospital. I was working my way through college, and I did a lot of night shifts, and there was nothing to do. So I read like crazy, serious stuff, all the classics.” – James Patterson

“The Church is not a museum to display perfect people, but a hospital for the hurting.” – John Osteen

“Church is not a museum for Saints, but rather a hospital for sinners.” – Ann Landers

“The hospital is the antechamber to the tomb” – George Orwell

“I couldn’t imagine working in a hospital where there’s just death, everywhere. But for a lot of women, it was their only option. They couldn’t get other jobs.” – Eve Hewson

“A church should be a camp of soldiers, not an hospital of invalids. But there is exceedingly much difference between what ought be and what is, and consequently many of God’s people are in so sad a state that the very fittest prayer for them is for revival.” – Charles Spurgeon

“Studios are like hospitals. A lot of people check in, and they don’t check out.” – Iggy Pop

We get nose jobs

“We get nose jobs all the time in the NHL, and we don’t even have to go to the hospital.” – Brad Park

“Charity feeds the poor, so does pride; charity builds an hospital, so does pride. In this they differ: charity gives her glory to God; pride takes her glory from man.” – Francis Quarles

“Jimmy Stewart could have been a good golfer, but he speaks so slowly that by the time he yells ‘Fore!’ the guy he’s hit is already in an ambulance on the way to the hospital.” – Bob Hope

“It was like a miracle. I’m just feeling fabulous. What’s incredible is someone has given your life back. I’m out in the garden today. This time last year I was looking out a window at a hospital.” – Mary Travers

“The only places where American medicine can fully live up to its possibilities are the teaching hospitals.” – Bernard DeVoto