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Born: 1946-05-14
Profession: Inventor
Nation: American
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Leaders are visionaries with a poorly developed sense of fear and no concept of the odds against them.

Tags: Against, Fear, Sense

I am a medical scientist, not a practical physician. I think it's very upfront. I am a doctor. I have long experience with heart disease.

Tags: Experience, Heart, Medical

I do not practice clinical medicine and hence do not treat individual patients. My career is in medical science.

Tags: Career, Medical, Science

I knew that my father was going to die of heart disease, and I was trying to make a heart for him.

Tags: Father, Heart, Him

Lipitor is one of the most researched medicines. I'm glad I take Lipitor, as a doctor, and a dad.

Tags: Dad, Doctor, Glad

There is a clear matter that I am not a practicing physician; I have never been a practitioner; everybody has known for decades.

Tags: Everybody, Known, Matter

As a medical doctor who chose a career in artificial heart technology rather than clinical practice, I decided not to take an internship, which is required for licensing. Instead, I work with invention, manufacturing, regulatory affairs, and clinical application of artificial hearts.

Tags: Medical, Technology, Work

As spokesman for Lipitor, I have been an advocate of preventive medicine in addition to my work with the Jarvik 2000 Heart, which has rescued people from death and sustained a patient with a normal, mobile lifestyle for seven and a half years - the longest in the world.

Tags: Death, Heart, Work

I am, in fact, a medical doctor; I am a world expert in mechanical heart technology; and I am an athletically fit man who takes care of his own health through diet and exercise, including frequent five mile runs.

Tags: Health, Medical, Technology

Our ad campaign with Pfizer is educational. Lipitor is the most widely prescribed drug in the country. For every prescription, there is a doctor writing it. It's a huge vote of confidence.

Tags: Confidence, Country, Writing

The artificial heart is very effective as a bridge to transplant, but the number of people that can be saved with human hearts is limited. A perfect artificial heart could save many more patients.

Tags: Heart, Human, Perfect

The United States has an active pharmaceutical industry that has brought huge benefits to the U.S. public. Most Americans, who benefit from these advances, have little understanding of how difficult it is to create an important new medical therapy and make it available to improve public health.

Tags: Difficult, Health, Medical

This idea that clumsy, stumbling people are real bright is ridiculous, because intelligence is related to neurologic function, and really intelligent people are very well-coordinated.

Tags: Idea, Real, Ridiculous

The only legitimate use of a computer is to play games.

Tags: Computer, Computers, Games

I got interested in computers and how they could be enslaved to the megalomaniac impulses of a teenager.

Tags: Computers, Interested, Teenager

I was originally going to become a biochemist, but it just got way too complicated.

Tags: Become, Originally

To me the arcade experience is the ultimate gaming experience.

Tags: Experience, Gaming, Ultimate

Video games are ubiquitous now.

Tags: Games, Video

I'm an action player. I like to be aggressive. I don't like to be on the run. I like to feel like I have the fates in my hands and that through my skill or lack thereof I control my fate.

Tags: Action, Control, Fate

In video you are starting with nothing but a black screen. There's no game there. With pinball you at least start with that basic concept, but not with video. The challenge of going from no game to something today is only different because you have to create something so damn fun people will pay $1.00 every two minutes to play it.

Tags: Fun, Game, Today

The great times are when you put a game on location and see others play it for the first time. After all, we are really kind of an entertainer. You perform for the joy of the audience.

Tags: Game, Great, Time