"Medical decisions have been politicized. What doctor wants a state legislator in his consulting room?"
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."Garry Trudeau on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."Garry Trudeau on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."Garry Trudeau on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."Garry Trudeau 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."Garry Trudeau on Erma Bombeck
"Well, it's a humor strip, so my first responsibility has always been to entertain the reader... But if, in addition, I can help move readers to thought and judgment about issues that concern me, so much the better."
"Humor can inform and break down stigma, which is a huge issue in the military."
"I've never taken any issue off the table for lack of suitability. Only for lack of imagination."
"When you're young, with less on the line, it's easier to be audacious, to experiment. So I introduced the concerns of my generation - politics, sex, drugs, rock-and-roll, etc. - to the comics page, which for many years caused a rolling furor."