A compendium of quotes I’ve noticed over the past week that were provocative, thoughtful, interesting, funny or patently absurd. Sent out (‘Lord tarry and the creek don’t rise’) every Saturday:
“What Mrs. Clinton has that Mr. Obama does not have, Mr. Obama can get. What Mr. Obama has that Mrs. Clinton does not have, she can never get.” – Alec Baldwin
“I have much to thank God for this week. For one, I have so much support for all of my life’s struggles. Secondly, I’m not a patient in the hospital. For another, I’m not on trial for murder.” – Fat Doctor
“And let’s face it kids, despite the shows on the television, medicine is not sexy. Unless you are a pediatrician, the majority of your patients are going to be elderly and pushing their expiration date.” – Panda Bear, M.D.
“Welcome to America, where your government will pay for both your tracheostomy and your cigarettes.” – Happy Hospitalist
“Life can go by quickly, and if you’re not careful, it will be gone before you have a chance to enjoy diversifying your assets into stocks, stock mutual funds, corporate and municipal bonds, bond mutual funds, international funds, cash equities, exchange-traded funds, life-cycle funds, and U.S. Treasury securities.” Joseph Reed, The Onion
“Our message is clear. It is to break the siege imposed on the Gaza Strip and to motivate the Arab, Islamic and International Community.” – Jamal al-Khudari, leader of the Popular Committee Against the Siege (PCAS)