"Although awareness of cancer's prevalence in the United States improves and medical advances in the field abound, pancreatic cancer has largely been absent from the list of major success stories."
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."Chris Van Hollen on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."Chris Van Hollen on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."Chris Van Hollen on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."Chris Van Hollen 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."Chris Van Hollen on Erma Bombeck
"One of the greatest obstacles to escaping poverty is the staggering cost of higher education."
"It is Basic Management 101 that if you reward failure you are going to get more failure, and if you want success you should reward success. But if you look at the way this administration has approached national security, they have kind of got that principle backwards."
"As we get closer to the end of this Congress, we should be addressing the urgent needs of the American people - the war in Iraq, affordable health care, a sensible energy policy, quality education for our children, retirement security, and a sound and fair fiscal policy."
"Every day, families in the United States face the stark choice between a roof over their heads and food on the table. Buying health insurance, owning a home, and saving up for college are just too far out of their reach."