Facts about Jack Kevorkian

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Jack Kevorkian is a famous Activist from USA, he/she is 91 years old and still alive, born May 28, 1928.

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He/she is born under the zodiac gemini, who is known for Communication, Indecision, Inquisitive, Intelligent, Changeable. Our collection contains 35 quotes who is written / told by Jack, under the main topic Medical.

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Famous quotes by Jack Kevorkian (35)


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"Look at the forces against me. They don't want me out. They're afraid I'll cause trouble if I get out"
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"Listen, when you take my liberty away, you've taken away more-something more precious than life. I mean, what good is a life without liberty? Huh? None"
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"I didn't do this for other people; I did this for me. I fought for this right for me - does that sound selfish?"
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"First of all, do any of you here think it's a crime to help a suffering human end his agony? Any of you think it is? Say so right now. Well, then, what are we doing here?"
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"When your conscience says law is immoral, don't follow it"
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"The patient decides when it's best to go"
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"Not one has shown an iota of fear of death. They want to end this agony"
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"My religion centers in different areas than what's considered conventional religion"
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"I'm for absolute autonomy of the individual, and an adult, competent woman has absolute autonomy. It's her choice"
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"I will go to what they call a court. Only they call it a court"
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"I want some colleague to be free to come help me when I say the time has come. That's what I'm fighting for, me. Now that sounds selfish. And if it helps somebody else, so be it"
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"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"
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"She made the decision that her existence had lost its meaning. And you cannot judge that"
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"Rotten travesty. Yeah. Send me to jail for contempt. Try that. Go ahead"
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"It's the boredom that kills you. You read until you're tired of that. You do crossword puzzles until you're tired of that. This is torture. This is mental torture"
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"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"
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"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"
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"Five to six thousand people die every year waiting for organs, but nobody cares"
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"All the big powers they've silenced me. So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right"
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"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"
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"I don't persuade to suicide"
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"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"
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"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"
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"My intent was to carry out my duty as a doctor, to end their suffering. Unfortunately, that entailed, in their cases, ending of the life"
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"If you don't have liberty and self-determination, you've got nothing, that's what this is what this country is built on. And this is the ultimate self-determination, when you determine how and when you're going to die when you're suffering"
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"I'd find it demeaning to be cleaning toilets"
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"Let's hope you feel better now"
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"If a man is terrified, it's up to me to dispel that terror"
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"Among doctors in general, I think more than half support what I'm doing"
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"You can cite me for contempt, Your Honor. I don't care"
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"None of them want to delay. Understand that. None of them"
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"Maybe I won't stay out of prison. Who knows?"
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"I will admit, like Socrates and Aristotle and Plato and some other philosophers, that there are instances where the death penalty would seem appropriate"
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"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"
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"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"


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