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By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

I got to dislike parties, like Jefferson and Madison. I think they're harmful. But the system is flawed so badly. I like what Plato said, long ago. Democracy is fit only for a small country. Can't survive in a large country.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

Well, let's take what people think is a dignified death. Christ - was that a dignified death? Do you think it's dignified to hang from wood with nails through your hands and feet bleeding, hang for three or four days slowly dying, with people jabbing spears into your side, and people jeering you? Do you think that's dignified? Not by a long shot. Had Christ died in my van with people around Him who loved Him, the way it was, it would be far more dignified. In my rusty van.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

I'm not the kind of guy who has best friends.

By Anonym 16 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

In quixotically trying to conquer death doctors all too frequently do no good for their patients’ “ease” but at the same time they do harm instead by prolonguing and even magnifying patients’ dis-ease.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

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

By Anonym 19 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

This (...) had made me aware for the first time of the well-disguised myth that they and the academic institutions they represent are bastions of a free exchange of ideas. They are -but only of those ideas that don't 'rock the boat', that refrain from challenging hallowed taboos.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

I would not want to live with a tube in my neck and not be able to move a finger. I wouldn't - that to me is not life.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

Dying is not a crime.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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.

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

My ultimate aim is to make euthanasia a positive experience.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

The public can tolerate a Nazi America.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

I have no regrets, none whatsoever.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

I knew I was getting into one of the most illegal things in the world. It was the right thing to do.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

Anytime you interfere with a natural process, you're playing God. God determines what happens naturally. That means when a person's ill, he shouldn't go to a doctor because he's asking for interference with God's will. But of course, patients can't think that way.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

The single worst moment of my life... was the moment I was born.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

I'm trying to knock the medical profession into accepting its responsibilities, and those responsibilities include assisting their patients with death.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

Despite the solace of hypocritical religiosity and its seductive promise of an after-life of heavenly bliss, most of us will do anything to thwart the inevitable victory of biological death.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

In quixotically trying to conquer death doctors all too frequently do no good for their patients' ease but at the same time they do harm instead by prolonging and even magnifying patients' dis-ease.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

I've seen schizophrenics who are so hopeless, you couldn't cheer them, and their lives are miserable and they end up as suicides. That's not right.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

[Persons] who are recognized as citizens in any one state of the Union [have] the right to enter every other state, whenever they pleased... full liberty of speech in public and in private upon all subjects upon which its own citizens might meet; to hold public meetings upon political affairs, and to keep and carry arms wherever they went.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

I suppose, if helping a patient die is killing, I suppose I'm a killer.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

We need some honesty and sincerity instead of corrupt government in Washington.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

There are certain things that words on paper can never make a crime, .. There are certain acts that by sheer common sense are not crimes.

By Anonym 15 Sep

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.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

If you don't have liberty and self-determination, you've got nothing, that's what this is what this country is built on. And this is the ultimate self-determination, when you determine how and when you're going to die when you're suffering.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

The Jews were gassed. Armenians were killed in every conceivable way... So the Holocaust doesn't interest me, see? They've had a lot of publicity, but they didn't suffer as much.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

The American Medical Association says the humane way is to let people starve and thirst to death. If you did that to an animal, youd be put in jail immediately ... In the face of such insanity masquerading as authority, who wouldnt be strident?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

If Christ can die in a barn, I think the death of a human in a van is not so bad.

By Anonym 13 Sep

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?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

I'm afraid of sudden death. I'd like to know I'm going to die. That's why death row wouldn't be so bad, although it's not pleasant. And cancer, inoperable, wouldn't be bad. That's not pleasant either. But to drop dead suddenly, it's hard on everybody else. My family, my relatives, my friends. It's just not a good way to go. I want to know I'm going to die.

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

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

By Anonym 13 Sep

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?

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

My aim in helping the patient was not to cause death. My aim was to end suffering. It's got to be decriminalized.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

This is not a trial. This is a lynching. There is no law.

By Anonym 13 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

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

By Anonym 14 Sep

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.

By Anonym 15 Sep

Jack Kevorkian

What I think a doctor should do is prevent disease, by any means necessary.