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Jack Kevorkian Quotes and Sayings

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Five to six thousand people die every year waiting for organs,
but nobody cares.
- Jack Kevorkian

Let's hope you feel better now.
- Jack Kevorkian

Am I a criminal? The world knows I'm not a criminal.
What are they trying to put me in jail for? You've
lost common sense in this society because of religious fanaticism and dogma.
- Jack Kevorkian

What looks like enjoyment is the sneer of contempt.
That's not a smile.
- Jack Kevorkian

 

First of all, do any of you here think it's a crime
to help a suffering human end his agony? Any of you
think it is? Say so right now.
Well, then, what are we doing here?
- Jack Kevorkian

A transfer of money should never be involved in this profound situation.
Although illness is profound, too, but medicine's a business today.
It's a business.
- Jack Kevorkian

You can cite me for contempt, Your Honor.
I don't care.
- Jack Kevorkian

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As a medical doctor, it is my duty to evaluate the
situation with as much data as I can gather and as
much expertise as I have and as much experience as
I have to determine whether or not the wish of the
patient is medically justified.
- Jack Kevorkian

I don't enjoy good food.
I don't enjoy flashy cars.
I don't care if I live in a dump.
I don't enjoy good clothes.
This is the best I've dressed in months.
- Jack Kevorkian

Among doctors in general, I think more than half support what I'm doing.
- Jack Kevorkian

The patient decides when it's best to go.
- Jack Kevorkian

I didn't do this for other people; I did this for me.
I fought for this right for me - does that sound selfish?
- Jack Kevorkian

I gambled and I lost.
I failed in securing my options for this choice for myself,
but I succeeded in verifying the Dark Age is still with us.
- Jack Kevorkian

I will go to what they call a court.
Only they call it a court.
- Jack Kevorkian

She made the decision that her existence had lost its meaning.
And you cannot judge that.
- Jack Kevorkian

Maybe I won't stay out of prison.
Who knows?
- Jack Kevorkian

My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor,
to end their suffering.
Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases,
ending of the life.
- Jack Kevorkian

My religion centers in different areas than what's
considered conventional religion.
- Jack Kevorkian

Not one has shown an iota of fear of death.
They want to end this agony.
- Jack Kevorkian

The patient's autonomy always, always should be respected,
even if it is absolutely contrary - the decision is
contrary to best medical advice and what the physician wants.
- Jack Kevorkian

None of them want to delay.
Understand that.
None of them.
- Jack Kevorkian

I don't persuade to suicide.
- Jack Kevorkian

When history looks back, it will prove what I'll die knowing.
- Jack Kevorkian

The Supreme Court of the United States...
has validated the Nazi method of execution in...
concentration camps, starving them to death.
- Jack Kevorkian

Rotten travesty.
Yeah.
Send me to jail for contempt.
Try that.
Go ahead.
- Jack Kevorkian

I'm for absolute autonomy of the individual,
and an adult, competent woman has absolute autonomy.
It's her choice.
- Jack Kevorkian

This is not a trial.
This is a lynching.
There is no law.
- Jack Kevorkian

There's no doubt I expect to die in prison.
- Jack Kevorkian

I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato
and some other philosophers,
that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate.
- Jack Kevorkian

Listen, when you take my liberty away,
you've taken away more-something more precious than life.
I mean, what good is a life without liberty? Huh? None.
- Jack Kevorkian

It's the boredom that kills you.
You read until you're tired of that.
You do crossword puzzles until you're tired of that.
This is torture.
This is mental torture.
- Jack Kevorkian

All the big powers they've silenced me.
So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right.
- Jack Kevorkian

When your conscience says law is immoral,
don't follow it.
- Jack Kevorkian

What are friends? Some people are nice.
Some people aren't.
There are some I'm fairly close with...
we talk.
- Jack Kevorkian

I'd find it demeaning to be cleaning toilets.
- Jack Kevorkian

Look at the forces against me.
They don't want me out.
They're afraid I'll cause trouble if I get out.
- Jack Kevorkian

There is nothing anyone can do anyway.
The public has no power.
The government knows I'm not a criminal.
The parole board knows I'm not a criminal.
The judge knows I'm not a criminal.
- Jack Kevorkian

You're basing your laws and your whole outlook on natural life on mythology.
It won't work.
That's why you have all these problems in the world.
Name them: India, Pakistan, Ireland.
Name them-all these problems.
They're all religious problems.
- Jack Kevorkian

The American people are sheep.
They're comfortable, rich, working.
It's like the Romans, they're happy with bread and their spectator sports.
The Super Bowl means more to them than any right.
- Jack Kevorkian

Majority rule only works if you're also
considering individual rights,
because you can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

Keep a grateful journal. Every night,
list five things you are grateful for.
- Oprah Winfrey

You can't have five wolves and one sheep
voting on what to have for dinner.
- Larry Flynt

A hero is no braver than an ordinary man,
but he is brave five minutes longer.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

He who asks a question is a fool for five minutes.
He who does not ask a question remains a fool forever.
- Chinese Proverb

My father always used to say that when you die,
if you've got five real friends, then you've had a great life.
- Lee Iacocca

Find a job you like and you add five days to every week.
- H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

Poets have said that the reason to have children is
to give yourself immortality.
Immortality? Now that I have five children,
my only hope is that they are all out of the house before I die.
- Bill Cosby

Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day;
wisdom consists in not exceeding the limit.
- Elbert Hubbard

I grew up in a very religious family.
I could read the Qu'ran easily at the age of five.
- Akhmad Kadyrov

I busted a mirror and got seven years bad luck,
but my lawyer thinks he can get me five.
- Steven Wright

A person is smart. People are dumb,
panicky dangerous animals and you know it.
Fifteen hundred years ago everybody knew
the Earth was the center of the universe.
Five hundred years ago,
everybody knew the Earth was flat,
and fifteen minutes ago,
you knew that humans were alone on this planet.
Imagine what you'll know tomorrow.
- the movie Men in Black

If you call a tail a leg, how many legs has a dog?
Five? No, calling a tail a leg don't make it a leg.
- Abraham Lincoln

Ask five economists and you'll get five different answers -
six if one went to Harvard.
- Edgar R. Fiedler

A journey by Sea and Land, Five Hundred Miles,
is not undertaken without money.
- Lewis Hallam

My grandmother started walking five miles a day when she was sixty.
She's ninety-seven now, and we don't know where the hell she is.
- Ellen DeGeneres

I don't smoke, don't drink much, and go to the gym five times a week.
I live a healthy lifestyle and feel great.
I can run a marathon, you know.
- Sarah Michelle Gellar

The main facts in human life are five:
birth,
food, sleep, love and death.
- E. M. Forster

A child of five would understand this.
Send someone to fetch a child of five.
- Groucho Marx

Golf is a game in which you yell "fore,"
shoot six,
and write down five.
- Paul Harvey

I have been through various fitness regimes.
I used to run about five miles a day and I did aerobics for a while.
- Sting

Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar
haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.
- Sam Ewing

Golf appeals to the idiot in us and the child.
Just how childlike golf players become is proven by
their frequent inability to count past five.
- John Updike

Smartness runs in my family.
When I went to school I was so smart my teacher was
in my class for five years.
- Gracie Allen

The best argument against democracy is
a five-minute conversation with the average voter.
- Winston Churchill

A vigorous five-mile walk will do more good for an
unhappy but otherwise healthy adult than all the medicine
and psychology in the world.
- Paul Dudley White

I have these visions of myself being thirty,
thirty-five, forty having a family.
- Nastassja Kinski

Some of the kimonos took as long as four to five months to make,
with all the layers that go into it.
- Colleen Atwood

Four times out of five the linesman gets a better view
of the ball near him than the player himself.
- Helen Wills Moody

I guess when we were up against it, we knew this album
was going to be compared to all the classic early material,
because it was going back to the original five.
- Roger Andrew Taylor

We had a great group of guys when I was there,
five of us, I think.
It's a great competition.
Every practice was hard.
I think that's helped us a lot, everybody that was there.
- Peter Forsberg

I was allowed to ring the bell for five minutes until
everyone was in assembly.
It was the beginning of power.
- Jeffrey Archer


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