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Born: 1948-07-22
Profession: Writer
Nation: American
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When I stepped out into the bright sunlight from the darkness of the movie house, I had only two things on my mind: Paul Newman and a ride home.

Tags: Darkness, Home, Mind

Anything you read can influence your work, so I try to read good stuff.

Tags: Good, Try, Work

I go straight from thinking about my narrator to being him.

Tags: Him, Straight, Thinking

I grew up here and my friends are here. There's nothing wrong with here.

Tags: Friends, Here, Wrong

I have no idea why I write. The old standards are: I like to express my feelings, stretch my imagination, earn money.

Tags: Feelings, Money, Why

I like having a private name and a public name. It helps keep things straight.

Tags: Keep, Name, Public

I was a tomboy and most of my close friends were male.

Tags: Close, Friends, Tomboy

Movies can't ruin books. They can only ruin movies.

Tags: Books, Movies, Ruin

My characters are fictional. I get ideas from real people, sometimes, but my characters always exist only in my head.

Tags: Ideas, Real, Sometimes

Sometimes, I feel like I spent the first part of my life wishing to be a teen-age boy, and the second part condemned to being one.

Tags: Life, Second, Sometimes

When I see a movie with someone it's kind of uncomfortable.

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Keep a watch also on the faults of the patients, which often make them lie about the taking of things prescribed.

Tags: Keep, Lie, Often

Make a habit of two things: to help; or at least to do no harm.

Tags: Habit, Harm, Help

Healing is a matter of time, but it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity.

Tags: Healing, Health, Time

If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.

Tags: Fitness, Give, Health

Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.

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A wise man should consider that health is the greatest of human blessings, and learn how by his own thought to derive benefit from his illnesses.

Tags: Greatest, Health, Wise

Natural forces within us are the true healers of disease.

Tags: Natural, True, Within

Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always.

Tags: Often, Sometimes, Treat

Whenever a doctor cannot do good, he must be kept from doing harm.

Tags: Cannot, Good, Medical

Walking is man's best medicine.

Tags: Best, Medicine, Walking

Science is the father of knowledge, but opinion breeds ignorance.

Tags: Ignorance, Knowledge, Science

It is more important to know what sort of person has a disease than to know what sort of disease a person has.

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Everything in excess is opposed to nature.

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The chief virtue that language can have is clearness, and nothing detracts from it so much as the use of unfamiliar words.

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Many admire, few know.

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Wherever the art of medicine is loved, there is also a love of humanity.

Tags: Art, Humanity, Love

A physician without a knowledge of Astrology has no right to call himself a physician.

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Life is short, the art long.

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Prayer indeed is good, but while calling on the gods a man should himself lend a hand.

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Extreme remedies are very appropriate for extreme diseases.

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The life so short, the craft so long to learn.

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To do nothing is also a good remedy.

Tags: Good, Remedy

It's far more important to know what person the disease has than what disease the person has.

Tags: Disease, Far

There are in fact two things, science and opinion; the former begets knowledge, the later ignorance.

Tags: Ignorance, Knowledge, Science

What medicines do not heal, the lance will; what the lance does not heal, fire will.

Tags: Fire, Heal, Medicines

The art is long, life is short.

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