"To make a coverage decision, doesn't one have to make a medical judgment?"
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."John Paul Stevens on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."John Paul Stevens on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."John Paul Stevens on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."John Paul Stevens 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."John Paul Stevens on Erma Bombeck
"The government must pursue a course of complete neutrality toward religion."
"The practice of executing such offenders is a relic of the past and is inconsistent with evolving standards of decency in a civilized society."