"I don't believe medical discoveries are doing much to advance human life. As fast as we create ways to extend it we are inventing ways to shorten it."
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."Christiaan Barnard on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."Christiaan Barnard on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."Christiaan Barnard on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."Christiaan Barnard 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."Christiaan Barnard on Erma Bombeck
"Suffering isn't ennobling, recovery is."