"Nobody had ever told me junk food was bad for me. Four years of medical school, and four years of internship and residency, and I never thought anything was wrong with eating sweet rolls and doughnuts, and potatoes, and bread, and sweets."
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."Robert Atkins on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."Robert Atkins on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."Robert Atkins on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."Robert Atkins 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."Robert Atkins on Erma Bombeck
"Fruit is definitely on the maintenance diet. It's on the lifestyle diet."
"A diet should be named after what you do eat, not what you don't eat."
"I have had cardiomyopathy, which is a non-coronary condition and is in no way related to diet."
"I weighed 193 pounds and had three chins. I couldn't get up before 9 a.m. and never saw patients before 10. I decided to go on a diet."
"How much obesity has to be created in a single decade for people to realize that diet has to be responsible for it?"