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The doctor who applied a stethoscope to my heart was not satisfied.
by C. S. Forester

The doctor who applied a stethoscope to my heart was not satisfied.
I was told to get my papers with the clerk in the outer hall.
I was medically rejected.
- C. S. Forester

The fools ran after me and I ran after the whores,
foolish though I realized such a proceeding to be.
- C. S. Forester

There is no other way of writing a novel than to begin
at the beginning at to continue to the end.
- C. S. Forester

The work is with me when I wake up in the morning;
it is with me while I eat my breakfast in bed and run through the newspaper,
while I shave and bathe and dress.
- C. S. Forester

 

I must be like the princess who felt the pea through seven mattresses;
each book is a pea.
- C. S. Forester

They managed to find time...
to tell me that there was no chance of my being accepted
for service and that really I should be surprised to still be alive.
- C. S. Forester

Everything was in stark and dreadful contrast with
the trivial crises and counterfeit emotions of Hollywood,
and I returned to England deeply moved and emotionally worn out.
- C. S. Forester

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There is still need to think and plan,
but on a different scale, and along different lines.
- C. S. Forester

Perhaps that suspicion of fraud enhances the flavor.
- C. S. Forester

I have heard of novels started in the middle,
at the end, written in patches to be joined together later,
but I have never felt the slightest desire to do this.
- C. S. Forester

With two people and luggage on board she draws four inches of water.
Two canoe paddles will move her along at a speed reasonable
enough in moderate currents.
- C. S. Forester

I formed a resolution to never write a word I did not want to write;
to think only of my own tastes and ideals,
without a thought of those of editors or publishers.
- C. S. Forester

Novel writing wrecks homes.
- C. S. Forester

Novel writing is far and away the most exhausting work I know.
- C. S. Forester

A man who writes for a living does not have to go anywhere in particular,
and he could rarely afford to if he wanted.
- C. S. Forester

A whim, a passing mood, readily induces the novelist
to move hearth and home elsewhere.
He can always plead work as an excuse to get him out
of the clutches of bothersome hosts.
- C. S. Forester

When I die there may be a paragraph or two in the newspapers.
My name will linger in the British Museum Reading Room
catalogue for a space at the head of a long list of
books for which no one will ever ask.
- C. S. Forester

The material came bubbling up inside like a geyser or an oil gusher.
It streamed up of its own accord, down my arm and out
of my fountain pen in a torrent of six thousand words a day.
- C. S. Forester

A doctor can bury his mistakes
but an architect can only advise his clients to plant vines.
- Frank Lloyd Wright

Oh no, I can't do anything to the death.
Doctor's orders. You see, I have this ulcer condition,
and death is the worst thing for it.
- the movie Love and Death

It is reasonable to expect the doctor to recognize
that science may not have all the answers to problems of health and healing.
- Norman Cousins

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died.
- Erma Bombeck

My doctor told me to stop having intimate dinners for four.
Unless there are three other people.
- Orson Welles

When I told my doctor I couldn't afford an operation,
he offered to touch-up my X-rays.
- Henny Youngman

I was going to have cosmetic surgery until I noticed
that the doctor's office was full of portraits by Picasso.
- Rita Rudner

I was obsessed with romance.
When I was in high school, I saw 'Doctor Zhivago' every
day from the day it opened until the day it left the theater.
- John Hughes

I've got to go.
That's one of the penalties of being a doctor.
I never seem to finish a conversation.
- Robert M. Fresco

When I was born I was so ugly the doctor slapped my mother.
- Rodney Dangerfield

Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.
- Hippocrates

The best doctor is the one you run to and can't find.
- Denis Diderot

The emotional, sexual, and psychological stereotyping
of females begins when the doctor says:
It's a girl.
- Shirley Chisholm

Three-quarters of the sicknesses of intelligent people
come from their intelligence.
They need at least a doctor who can understand this sickness.
- Marcel Proust

I regret to this day that I never went to college.
I feel I should have been a doctor.
- Ty Cobb

I'm 86 and my doctor used to tell me to slow down -
at least he did until he dropped dead.
- Cesar Romero

The doctor has been taught to be interested not in health but in disease.
What the public is taught is that health is the cure for disease.
- Ashley Montagu

Honestly, being a doctor could make you more close
minded than regular people.
- Alex Chiu

Music's not like becoming a doctor, who can walk into
a community and find people who need him.
- Charlie Byrd

Medical liability reform is not a Republican or Democrat
issue or even a doctor versus lawyer issue.
It is a patient issue.
- John Ensign

I went to the doctor and he said I had acute appendicitis,
and I said compared to who?
- Jay London

One has a greater sense of degradation after an interview
with a doctor than from any human experience.
- Alice James

We approach people the same way we approach our cars.
We take the poor kid to a doctor and ask,
What's wrong with him, how much will it cost,
and when can I pick him up?
- James Hillman

I told my doctor I get very tired when I go on a diet,
so he gave me pep pills.
Know what happened? I ate faster.
- Joe E. Lewis

Passion, you see, can be destroyed by a doctor.
It cannot be created.
- Peter Shaffer

Illness is the doctor to whom we pay most heed;
to kindness,
to knowledge, we make promise only; pain we obey.
- Marcel Proust

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his
40s shouldn't play tennis.
I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait
until I reached 50 to start again.
- Hugo Black

The doctor sees all the weakness of mankind;
the lawyer all the wickedness,
the theologian all the stupidity.
- Arthur Schopenhauer

I was always shocked when I went to the doctor's office
and they did my X-ray and didn't find that I had eight
more ribs than I should have or that my blood was the color green.
- Nicolas Cage

When a man goes through six years training to be a
doctor he will never be the same.
He knows too much.
- Enid Bagnold

I have a very low threshold of death.
My doctor says I can't have bullets enter my body at any time.
- the Woody Allen movie Casino Royale

I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately.
Ring the nearest golf course.
- Groucho Marx

My doctor gave me six months to live,
but when I couldn't pay the bill he gave me six months more.
- Walter Matthau

You may not be able to read a doctor's handwriting and prescription,
but you'll notice his bills are neatly typewritten.
- Earl Wilson

A pregnant woman facing the most dire circumstances
must be able to count on her doctor to do what is medically
necessary to protect her from serious physical harm.
- Barbara Mikulski

Time is generally the best doctor.
- Ovid

I married a wonderful doctor, and I was very happy -
period.
- Claudette Colbert

And then they sign an affidavit swearing that she's
not in a vegetative stage.
I'll tell you.
That's a doctor you really want; they can look at a
picture and make a diagnosis.
- Michael Schiavo

When I was still in my psychiatric residency training in New York City,
I was subjected to the doctor draft of that time,
during the early fifties, at the time of the Korean War.
- Robert Jay Lifton

I wanted to be a doctor in sports medicine;
I was into sailing and all that sort of thing.
- Christopher Atkins

There were a lot of choices to make and I always picked artist.
I never once picked doctor, lawyer, firemen or something like that.
It was always artist.
- Maynard James Keenan

America enjoys the best health care in the world,
but the best is no good if folks can't afford it,
access it and doctor's can't provide it.
- Bill Frist

For many Americans, including many who are employed,
going to the doctor when they fall ill or become injured
may not be an option because of the absence of health insurance.
- Ben Nelson

Doctor Who is like any long-running series in that
the cast tend to look to the star to set the general tone.
Rehearsals and filming could be a lot of fun.
- Sarah Sutton

I am interested in getting people to use the healthcare
system at the right time,
getting them to see the doctor early enough,
before a small health problem turns serious.
- Donna Shalala

I never quite envisioned myself a proper doctor under that white coat,
but I was interested in the idea of healing and in
the psychological dimension rather early on.
- Robert Jay Lifton

I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was
located in something called the Professional Building.
I felt better right away.
- George Carlin

I've wrestled with reality for 35 years,
and I'm happy, Doctor, I finally won out over it.
- Jimmy Stewart

That's metaphysics, my dear fellow.
It's forbidden me by my doctor, my stomach won't take it.
- Boris Pasternak

A doctor gave a man six months to live.
The man couldn't pay his bill, so he gave him another six months.
- Henny Youngman

Presenting statues of honor to reporters for covering
an earthquake is like presenting a first prize to a
doctor for performing surgery.
- Phil Donahue

It's kind of ironic that if I get my Ph.D.,
I'll be a real doctor.
- Marcia Cross

Even if the doctor does not give you a year,
even if he hesitates about a month, make one brave
push and see what can be accomplished in a week.
- Robert Louis Stevenson


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