"A physician's physiology has much the same relation to his power of healing as a cleric's divinity has to his power of influencing conduct."
"I'm not feeling very well - I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course."Samuel Butler on Groucho Marx
"A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running."Samuel Butler on Groucho Marx
"Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died."Samuel Butler on Erma Bombeck
"They certainly give very strange names to diseases."Samuel Butler 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."Samuel Butler on Erma Bombeck
"Every man's work, whether it be literature, or music or pictures or architecture or anything else, is always a portrait of himself."
"The history of art is the history of revivals."
"Life is not an exact science, it is an art."
"Life is the art of drawing sufficient conclusions from insufficient premises."
"The sinews of art and literature, like those of war, are money."