Hospital Quotes

Looking out of a hospital window is different from looking out of any other. Somehow you do not see outside.

Hospitals are only an intermediate stage of civilization.

A hospital should also have a recovery room adjoining the cashier’s office.

Do not believe that any man will become a physician unless he walks the hospitals. And I am sure that no one will become a minister or a comforter unless he lies in the hospital as well as walks through it, and has to suffer himself.

We achieve “active” mastery over illness and death by delegating all responsibility for their management to physicians, and by exiling the sick and the dying to hospitals. But hospitals serve the convenience of staff not patients: we cannot be properly ill in a hospital, nor die in one decently; we can do so only among […]

In hospitals there is no time off for good behavior.

The church to-day is a hospital for sick dogmas. Every Christian doctrine is a cripple; not one can walk or stand alone. Orthodoxy has put a false valuation on things. It calls a man good who goes to church, offers a prayer in public and accepts the Bible as the word of God; it calls […]

It’s like a convent, the hospital. You leave the world behind and take vows of poverty, chastity, obedience.

Getting out of the hospital is a lot like resigning from a book club. You’re not out of it until the computer says you’re out of it.

A trip to the hospital is always a descent into the macabre. I have never trusted a place with shiny floors.