"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."
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."Jack Kevorkian on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."Jack Kevorkian on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."Jack Kevorkian on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."Jack Kevorkian on Plato
"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."Jack Kevorkian on Erma Bombeck
"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."
"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."
"The Supreme Court of the United States... has validated the Nazi method of execution in... concentration camps, starving them to death."
"I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate."
"Not one has shown an iota of fear of death. They want to end this agony."
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