A Quote by Kathleen Norris on doctors, therapy, depression, sanity, presence, and awareness

"Do you have trouble getting to sleep?"
"No," I said, "I want to sleep all the time."
"Well, you don't have the clinical signs of depression," he said,
clicking his pen.

I left then, for good,
and as I walked
the song broke through,
the loud green sound
of this garden called the earth,
the garden between my thighs.
The sky's spinning song
of light and dark:
a rocking in my blood,
the ocean's lowing like a cow
looking for her calf.

I sat and sang by the water's edge
where I knew he would not go.

Kathleen Norris

Source: Cries of The Spirit, Pages: 31 (from Lilith and the Doctor

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A Quote by Sir Winston Leonard Spencer Churchill on doctors, evil, health, and imagination

The surest road to health, say what they will, Is never to suppose we shall be ill; Most of those evils we poor mortals know, From doctors and imagination flow.

Winston Churchill (1874 - 1965)

Contributed by: Zaady

A Quote by Wilma Rudolph on belief, doctors, and motherhood

My doctors told me I would never walk again. My mother told me I would. I believed my mother.

Wilma Rudolph

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A Quote by William Makepeace Thackeray on doctors, life, love, songs, wine, and women

Then sing as Martin Luther sang, As Doctor Martin Luther sang, "Who loves not wine, woman and song, He is a fool his whole life long."

William Thackeray (1811 - 1863)

Source: A Credo.

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A Quote by William Shakespeare on death, doctors, life, and medicine

By medicine life may be prolonged, yet death will seize the doctor too.

William Shakespeare (1564 - 1616)

Source: Cymbeline, Act 5, scene 5.

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A Quote by Will Rogers on doctors and justice

The best doctor is the veterinarian. He can't ask his patients what is the matter- he's got to just know.

Will Rogers (1879 - 1935)

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A Quote by W. C. Fields on babies, doctors, force, and illness

My illness is due to my doctor's insistence that I drink milk, a whitish fluid they force down helpless babies.

W. C. Fields (1879 - 1946)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on disease, doctors, and medicine

Doctors prescribe medicine of which they know little, to cure diseases of which they know less, in human beings of which they know nothing.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by François Marie Arouet Voltaire on age, death, and doctors

I know of nothing more laughable than a doctor who does not die of old age.

Voltaire (1694 - 1778)

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A Quote by unknown on doctors, heart, words, and worry

Doctors encouraging words: ". . . And don't you worry about that heart. It'll keep beating as long as you live."


Source: Newspaper clipping, Albert W. Daw Collection

Contributed by: Zaady

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