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Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore. ...
by Alan Bennett

Cancer, like any other illness, is a bore.
- Alan Bennett

Life is like a box of sardines and we are all looking for the key.
- Alan Bennett

My films are about embarrassment.
- Alan Bennett

I'm all in favour of free expression provided it's
kept rigidly under control.
- Alan Bennett

 

We started off trying to set up a small anarchist community,
but people wouldn't obey the rules.
- Alan Bennett

Definition of a classic: a book everyone is assumed
to have read and often thinks they have.
- Alan Bennett

I've never seen the point of the sea,
except where it meets the land.
The shore has a point.
The sea has none.
- Alan Bennett

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Children always assume the sexual lives of their parents
come to a grinding halt at their conception.
- Alan Bennett

Were we closer to the ground as children,
or is the grass emptier now?
- Alan Bennett

Those who have known the famous are publicly debriefed of their memories,
knowing as their own dusk falls that they will only
be remembered for remembering someone else.
- Alan Bennett

Your whole life is on the other side of the glass.
And there is nobody watching.
- Alan Bennett

If you think squash is a competitive activity,
try flower arranging.
- Alan Bennett

We were put to Dickens as children but it never quite took.
That unremitting humanity soon had me cheesed off.
- Alan Bennett

I write plays about things that I can't resolve in my mind.
I try to root things out.
- Alan Bennett

Life is generally something that happens elsewhere.
- Alan Bennett

A systemic cleansing and detox is definitely the way
to go after each holiday.
It is the key to fighting high blood pressure,
heart disease, cancer, and other health-related illnesses.
- Lee Haney

Bitterness is like cancer.
It eats upon the host.
But anger is like fire.
It burns it all clean.
- Maya Angelou

In terms of fitness and battling through cancer,
exercise helps you stay strong physically and mentally.
- Grete Waitz

More men die of jealousy than of cancer.
- Joseph P. Kennedy

Historically, more people have died of religion than cancer.
- Dick Francis

Both of our daughters, Debbie and Bonnie,
are also cancer survivors.
- David Wilkerson

I think governments are the cancer of civilization.
- Chuck D. *q

Fighting terrorism is not unlike fighting a deadly cancer.
It can't be treated just where it's visible -
every diseased cell in the body must be destroyed.
- David Hackworth

We have common enemies today.
It's called childhood poverty.
It's called cancer.
It's called AIDS.
It's called Parkinson's.
It's called Muscular Dystrophy.
- Jerry Doyle

Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.
- Edward Abbey

Linux is a cancer that attaches itself in an intellectual
property sense to everything it touches.
- Steve Ballmer

I was spiritually bankrupt, and when that happens,
it's like a spiritual cancer afflicts you.
- Mel Gibson

I'm going to beat this cancer or die trying.
- Michael Landon

Cancer has been unfortunately in my life.
My mom's best friend is kicking ass in her battle with breast cancer.
Both of my grandmas had cancer.
I recently lost a friend to cancer.
- Marla Sokoloff

But try if you can to support, whether it's AIDS or the cancer foundation,
so that someone else might survive, might prosper,
and might actually be cured of this dreaded disease.
- Jim Valvano

Movies are fun, but they're not a cure for cancer.
- Warren Beatty

Every woman needs to know the facts.
And the fact is, when it comes to breast cancer,
every woman is at risk.
- Debbie Wasserman Schultz

A torn rotator cuff is a cancer for a pitcher and if
a pitcher gets a badly torn one,
he has to face the facts, it's all over baby.
- Don Drysdale

I do a lot of races for the cure for breast cancer.
- Mary Ann Mobley

For example, colon cancer is the second leading cause
of cancer death in the United States.
Every four minutes someone is diagnosed,
and every nine minutes someone dies.
- Kevin Richardson

Lance Armstrong, the famous cyclist and more importantly,
cancer survivor, has said 'if you ever get a second chance for something,
you've got to go all the way.'
- Michael N. Castle

If we stop exploring space, we're going to lose the
same part of us that found vaccines and penicillin,
the part that searches for cures to cancer and AIDS.
- Corbin Bernsen

Most medical physicists work in the physics of radiation
oncology making sure that the desired dose is given
to the cancer and the dose to normal tissues are minimized.
- John Cameron

A quick example of that is a woman who said she'd been
healed of throat cancer where the faith healer admitted
he touched her on the forehead.
- James Randi

Activating oxygen can produce compounds called radicals
that put oxidative stress on cells.
Such stress could ultimately lead to cancer and other diseases.
- John Simon

Depression can seem worse than terminal cancer,
because most cancer patients feel loved and they have hope and self-esteem.
- David D. Burns

I'm sure it really is hard to be an oncologist,
and actually, more and more people are surviving cancer.
- Marcia Wallace

I've been a rock star since you were very young.
But I've never encountered anything as powerful as cancer.
- Melissa Etheridge

Everyone should know that most cancer research is largely a fraud,
and that the major cancer research organizations are
derelict in their duties to the people who support them.
- Linus Pauling

I have been extremely lucky; I am a person who is currently
living with a cancer that is under control.
- Geraldine Ferraro

This show has shown me how to throw a punch.
But watching my future sister-in-law go through breast
cancer has also shown me how to take one.
- Charlotte Ross

When you get cancer, it's like really time to look
at what your life was and is,
and I decided that everything I've done so far is not
as important as what I'm going to do now.
- Herbie Mann

Saying sulfates do not cause acid rain is the same
as saying that smoking does not cause lung cancer.
- Drew Lewis

Cancer victims who don't accept their fate,
who don't learn to live with it, will only destroy
what little time they have left.
- Ingrid Bergman

Cancer is a disease where the patient can contribute
a great deal of help himself if he or she can retain
their morale and their hopes.
- George Carman

Jealousy...
is a mental cancer.
- B. C. Forbes

I'm praying that was my one little dip in the cancer pool.
I hope never to have to revisit that,
but I learned a lot, I'm cancer free with a bright and hopeful future.
- Julie Gold

One of the reasons I loved playing quarterback was
that I got to call the plays.
The cancer put me in a position where I really wasn't in control anymore.
- Len Dawson

Cancer Boy probably has the saddest,
noblest,
sweetest heart of any character I've ever done.
- Bruce McCulloch

My main frustration is the fear of cancer from low dose radiation,
even by radiologists.
- John Cameron

I recently formed a foundation to raise awareness for prostate cancer.
I feel it's very necessary that men be more aware about
prostate cancer and their health in general.
- Herbie Mann

Germany has reduced savagery to a science,
and this great war for the victorious peace of justice
must go on until the German cancer is cut clean out of the world body.
- Theodore Roosevelt

I don't think makeup is rocket science or a cure for cancer.
- Cindy Crawford

Once colon cancer becomes symptomatic,
nine times out of ten it is too late.
- Kevin Richardson

This particular nurse said, Cancer cells are those
which have forgotten how to die.
I was so struck by this statement.
- Harold Pinter

Like every aspect of cancer I've weathered thus far,
today's experience was not at all demoralizing,
expensive or humiliating.
No, it was just plain fun.
- April Winchell

The Establishment center...
has led us into the stupidest and cruelest war in all history.
That war is a moral and political disaster -
a terrible cancer eating away at the soul of our nation.
- George McGovern

With Alexander's cancer, I was definitely brought to
my knees for the first time because of the fear factor.
- Cathy Freeman

I've helped many, many, many children,
thousands of children, cancer kids, leukemia kids.
- Michael Jackson

Even though I'm not running anymore,
we still have to try to find a cure for cancer.
Other people should go ahead and try to do their own thing now.
- Terry Fox

Turning 30 was when my parents both got cancer and
were fighting it and beat it,
but their mortality started to get to me.
Everything wasn't as hunky-dory like it was.
- Darren Aronofsky

I am about to get involved with the biggest cancer hospital in Norway.
They are building a fitness center to work with patients.
I will be a consultant.
- Grete Waitz

Cancer is just a horrible disease.
- Kevin Richardson

Well, right now, technically, I have no breast cancer.
- Lynn Redgrave

I am living in Norway, where I am under the care of
the best cancer doctor in Norway and I can be closer to my family.
- Grete Waitz

We have thousands of patients and family members who
are dealing with dual devastation,
cancer and the hurricane.
- Greg Anderson


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