I can't be a rose in any man's lapel.
~ Margaret Trudeau
Lewis Thomas Quotes
We are, perhaps, uniquely among the earth's creatures, the worrying animal. We worry away our lives.
The great thing about human language is that it prevents us from sticking to the matter at hand.
The capacity to blunder slightly is the real marvel of DNA. Without this special attribute, we would still be anaerobic bacteria and there would be no music.
As a people, we have become obsessed with Health. There is something fundamentally, radically unhealthy about all this. We do not seem to be seeking more exuberance in living as much as staving off failure, putting off dying. We have lost all confidence in the human body.
The great secret of medicine, known to doctors but still hidden from the public, is that most things get better by themselves.