"I have many times thought I did the wrong thing, but the reason was not to be a medical doctor - it was just to have the information. But then, maybe I was wrong, I don't know."
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."Lennart Nilsson on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."Lennart Nilsson on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."Lennart Nilsson on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."Lennart Nilsson 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."Lennart Nilsson on Erma Bombeck
"And my real enemy is not to hold the specimen sterile, but it's the lighting. The light is our real enemy. So we have to work with very very poor lighting. But we can increase the light with computers."
"That's the new way - with computers, computers, computers. That's the way we can have the cell survive and get some new information in high resolution. We started about five years ago and, today, I think we have reached the target."
"I have the instruments, ideas, technology, computer techniques. We try to create or see something, which has not been known before - just to discover something together. This is always my dream."