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Jack Kevorkian Quotes

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.

All the big powers they've silenced me. So much for free speech and choice on this fundamental human right.

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.

Among doctors in general, I think more than half support what I'm doing.

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.

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?

Five to six thousand people die every year waiting for organs, but nobody cares.

I didn't do this for other people; I did this for me. I fought for this right for me - does that sound selfish?

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.

I don't persuade to suicide.

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.

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

I will go to what they call a court. Only they call it a court.

I'd find it demeaning to be cleaning toilets.

I'm for absolute autonomy of the individual, and an adult, competent woman has absolute autonomy. It's her choice.

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.

Let's hope you feel better now.

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.

Look at the forces against me. They don't want me out. They're afraid I'll cause trouble if I get out.

Maybe I won't stay out of prison. Who knows?