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Best Quotes by ‘Dr Death’ Jack Kevorkian

Collection of famous quotes by pathologist Jack Kevorkian.

Jack Kevorkian was an American pathologist, and euthanasia proponent. He publicly championed a terminal patient’s right to die by physician-assisted suicide, embodied in his quote “Dying is not a crime”. Kevorkian claimed to have assisted at least 130 patients, to that end.

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Best Quotes by Jack Kevorkian

I gambled and I lost. I failed in securing my options for this choice for myself but I succeeded in verifying the Dark Age is still with us.

— Jack Kevorkian

A transfer of money should never be involved in this profound situation. Although illness is profound too but medicine’s a business today. It’s a business.

— Jack Kevorkian

The Supreme Court of the United States… has validated the Nazi method of execution in… concentration camps starving them to death.

— Jack Kevorkian

I will admit like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate.

— Jack Kevorkian

Not one has shown an iota of fear of death. They want to end this agony.

— Jack Kevorkian

If Christ can die in a barn I think the death of a human in a van is not so bad.

— Jack Kevorkian

You’ve gotta know what death is to know life!

— Jack Kevorkian

I hate to say this but I’ll repeat it: After death all we know that you do is stink.

— Jack Kevorkian

I’m trying to knock the medical profession into accepting its responsibilities and those responsibilities include assisting their patients with death.

— Jack Kevorkian

As a medical doctor it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified.

— Jack Kevorkian

My ultimate aim is to make euthanasia a positive experience.

— Jack Kevorkian

Fear controls you.

— Jack Kevorkian

Not one has shown an iota of fear of death. They want to end this agony.

— Jack Kevorkian

I don’t enjoy good food. I don’t enjoy flashy cars. I don’t care if I live in a dump. I don’t enjoy good clothes. This is the best I’ve dressed in months.

— Jack Kevorkian

Freedom has a price. Most people aren’t willing to pay it.

— Jack Kevorkian

There is nothing anyone can do anyway. The public has no power. The government knows I’m not a criminal. The parole board knows I’m not a criminal. The judge knows I’m not a criminal.

— Jack Kevorkian

Let’s hope you feel better now.

— Jack Kevorkian

As a medical doctor it is my duty to evaluate the situation with as much data as I can gather and as much expertise as I have and as much experience as I have to determine whether or not the wish of the patient is medically justified.

— Jack Kevorkian

The patient’s autonomy always always should be respected even if it is absolutely contrary – the decision is contrary to best medical advice and what the physician wants.

— Jack Kevorkian

I’m trying to knock the medical profession into accepting its responsibilities and those responsibilities include assisting their patients with death.

— Jack Kevorkian

A transfer of money should never be involved in this profound situation. Although illness is profound too but medicine’s a business today. It’s a business.

— Jack Kevorkian

My ultimate aim is to make euthanasia a positive experience.

— Jack Kevorkian

My religion centers in different areas than what’s considered conventional religion.

— Jack Kevorkian

I’m not a romantic.

— Jack Kevorkian

What looks like enjoyment is the sneer of contempt. That’s not a smile.

— Jack Kevorkian

Am I a criminal? The world knows I’m not a criminal. What are they trying to put me in jail for? You’ve lost common sense in this society because of religious fanaticism and dogma.

— Jack Kevorkian

This could never be a crime in any society which deems himself enlightened.

— Jack Kevorkian

The American people are sheep. They’re comfortable rich working. It’s like the Romans they’re happy with bread and their spectator sports. The Super Bowl means more to them than any right.

— Jack Kevorkian

You’re basing your laws and your whole outlook on natural life on mythology. It won’t work. That’s why you have all these problems in the world. Name them: India Pakistan Ireland. Name them-all these problems. They’re all religious problems.

— Jack Kevorkian

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