"Fear controls you."
"A nation that is afraid to let its people judge the truth and falsehood in an open market is a nation that is afraid of its people."Jack Kevorkian on John F. Kennedy
"Pick the day. Enjoy it - to the hilt. The day as it comes. People as they come... The past, I think, has helped me appreciate the present - and I don't want to spoil any of it by fretting about the future."Jack Kevorkian on Audrey Hepburn
"I love the man that can smile in trouble, that can gather strength from distress, and grow brave by reflection. 'Tis the business of little minds to shrink, but he whose heart is firm, and whose conscience approves his conduct, will pursue his principles unto death."Jack Kevorkian on Thomas Paine
"We fear violence less than our own feelings. Personal, private, solitary pain is more terrifying than what anyone else can inflict."Jack Kevorkian on Jim Morrison
"What is needed, rather than running away or controlling or suppressing or any other resistance, is understanding fear that means, watch it, learn about it, come directly into contact with it. We are to learn about fear, not how to escape from it."Jack Kevorkian on Jiddu Krishnamurti
"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."