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English Teacher’s Hospital Greeting

Poetry in motion for a well-versed hospital patient


A hospital patient, a distinguished teacher of English literature, received a note from a student, with this salutation:

“Dear ill literate...”




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Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman - Christopher Walken

I am ill at these numbers. - William Shakespeare

He that hopes no good fears no ill. - Thomas Fuller

Literature is news that stays news. - Ezra Pound

In a mad world only the mad are sane. - Akira Kurosawa

God heals, and the doctor takes the fees. - Benjamin Franklin

Hollywood is an asylum run by the inmates. - Laurence Stallings

Nurses are the hospitality of the hospital. - Carrie Latet

Show me a sane man and I will cure him for you. - Carl Jung

Nurses — one of the few blessings of being ill. - Sara Moss-Wolfe

My doctor tells me I got a communications disease. - Archie Bunker

Never go to a doctor whose office plants have died. - Erma Bombeck

A hospital bed is a parked taxi with the meter running. - Groucho Marx

No man is a good doctor who has never been sick himself. - Chinese Proverb

We often repent the good we have done as well as the ill. - William Hazlitt

A nurse will always give us hope,
an angel with a stethoscope. - Terri Guillemets

Confucius say: "Man who want pretty nurse, must be patient." - Unknown

The worst thing about medicine is that one kind makes another necessary. - Elbert Hubbard

Financial ruin from medical bills is almost exclusively an American disease. - Roul Turley

To array a man's will against his sickness is the supreme art of medicine. - Henry Ward Beecher

A hospital should also have a recovery room adjoining the cashier's office. - Francis O'Walsh

If you are too smart to pay the doctor, you had better be too smart to get ill. - African Proverb

The art of medicine consists in amusing the patient while nature cures the disease. - Voltaire

Poisons and medicine are oftentimes the same substance given with different intents. - Peter Mere Latham

All modern American literature comes from one book by Mark Twain called Huckleberry Finn. - Ernest Hemingway

Physiology is the stepchild of medicine. That is why Cinderella often turns out the queen. - Martin H. Fischer

My comfort is, that old age, that ill layer-up of beauty, can do no more spoil upon my face. - William Shakespeare

The Irish do not want anyone to wish them well; they want everyone to wish their enemies ill. - Harold Nicolson

Medicine, the only profession that labours incessantly to destroy the reason for its own existence. - James Bryce

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is unread. - Oscar Wilde

The difference between literature and journalism is that journalism is unreadable and literature is not read. - Oscar Wilde

The doctor may also learn more about the illness from the way the patient tells the story than from the story itself. - James B. Herrick

A man never spoke ill of his captain, pirate or no, unless he was prepared to back his words with the might of the crew. - Matt Tomerlin

My doctor recently told me that jogging could add years to my life. I think he was right. I feel ten years older already. - Milton Berle

Health is the state about which medicine has nothing to say; sanctity is the state about which theology has nothing to say. - W H Auden

A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. - Lois Wyse

Only one rule in medical ethics need concern you: that action on your part which best conserves the interest of your patient. - Martin H. Fischer

I recently went to a new doctor and noticed he was located in something called the Professional Building. I felt better right away. - George Carlin

Golf is a game whose aim is to hit a very small ball into an even smaller hole, with weapons singularly ill designed for the purpose. - Winston Churchill

If I had thought about it, I wouldn't have done the experiment. The literature was full of examples that said you can't do this. - Spencer Silver


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23-Feb-2019